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Dual Enrollment

Partnership between Campbell Union High School District and West Valley College for a Dual Enrollment Program:

  • Students earn both high school and college credit. 
  • Every 3-unit West Valley course gives 10 units of high school credit.
  • Courses and units earned transfer to both West Valley College as well as other colleges and universities.
  • Get a head start on college while earning high school credits.
  • Makeup credits needed for high school graduation.
  • Courses are part of a major, college general education, and/or electives.
  • Courses and textbooks are free to students.
  • Course offerings change each term.
  • Spring 2020 courses begin on January 27th and end on May 22nd.
  • See your counselor for an application.  Seats can fill up quickly.

 

Course offerings at Branham for Fall 2019:

 

ASLA 60A: American Sign Language I; TTh, 2:45 – 5:15

This course is designed for the development of and practice in elementary American Sign Language (ASL). It offers preparation for acquiring a visual gestural language; finger spelling; vocabulary; modeling and use of basic grammatical structure. It has a focus on beginning communication skills with emphasis on comprehension. Basic cultural aspects of deafness; historical and linguistic elements of sign language are covered also. The course is taught solely in American Sign Language.

 

Math 4A: Intermediate (Multivariable and Vector) Calculus; MW, 2:45 – 5:15

Prerequisite: MATH 003B (Calculus II)

This course covers vector-valued functions, calculus of functions of more than one variable, partial derivatives, differentials, gradients, Lagrange Multipliers, multiple integration, line integrals, surface integrals, Green’s Theorem, Stokes’ Theorem, and the Divergence theorem.

 

CHST 63*: Child, Family, and Community; W, 1:30 – 4:40

This course examines the developing child in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school, and community and emphasizes historical and socio-cultural facts. The processes of socialization and identity development are highlighted, showing the importance of respectful reciprocal relationships that support and empower families

 

 *Note for students who take Child Studies 2 and 63:  When a student turns 18, that student qualifies to work as an assistant in an early childhood program and fulfill educational requirements for Title 22 community care licensing.

 

Course offerings at Branham for Spring 2020:

RT 55: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER ARTS 

3 Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
This course provides students with an opportunity to explore fundamental theories and methods of creating Computer Art and the impact of technology on 20th century art production. It introduces students to digital imaging, digital video/animation and interactive authoring which utilizes hands-on contemporary art strategies.

 

BUSINESS 28: BUSINESS LAW

Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
This course is an introduction to law relating to the conduct of business, the meaning and sources of law, organization of courts and court procedures, and fundamental principles of the law of contracts and agency. A fundamental understanding of common law principles is achieved by analyzing selected cases and court decisions. Fundamental legal principles pertaining to business transactions. Introduction to the legal process. Topics include sources of law and ethics, contracts, torts, agency, criminal law, business organizations, and judicial and administrative processes.

 

KININESIOLGY THEORY 32: INTRODUCTION TO COACHING SPORT

Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University
Coaching Sports focuses on the components and characteristics of coaches and sport programs. Students have an opportunity to examine and develop coaching techniques, styles and philosophies pertaining to the planning, management and competition in sports.