Dual Enrollment through West Valley College

What is Dual Enrollment? 

The Dual Enrollment (DE) program is a partnership between Campbell Union High School District (CUHSD) and West Valley College (WVC). The program is available to 10th, 11th and 12th-grade students
  • Students earn both high school and college credit. Every 3-unit West Valley course gives 10 high school credits.
  • Courses and units earned transfer to West Valley College as well as other community colleges and universities.
  • Get a head start on college while earning high school credits or make-up 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: fall and spring.
  • Students are on the WVC calendar.
  • Students can enroll in classes at any CUHSD campus as long as it doesn't conflict with their Westmont bell schedule: Leigh High School, Branham High School, Del Mar High School, or Prospect High School. 
 
The courses West Valley College is offering through this Dual Enrollment Program are taught only to students in the Campbell Union High School District. Some courses for Spring 2024 will be offered in-person at the high school campus indicated in the table below. Other courses are offered synchronously online (i.e. with scheduled days and times) or asynchronously online (no scheduled meetings). Students can enroll in classes not offered at their home campus but need to ensure they can arrange travel to that campus and arrive on time. Even if you do not intend to enroll at WVC after graduation, the course(s) and units completed transfer to other colleges and universities. The program provides students an opportunity to make up credits needed for high school graduation, explore college courses, and obtain a head start on college. This program is open to students who are sophomores, juniors, and seniors (grades 10, 11, and 12). 
 

Essential Information

This upcoming Spring 2024 semester, West Valley College is offering 11 classes at high schools in CUHSD.  Some important facts about students enrolled in the Dual Enrollment Program:

 

Students are on the WVC calendar. For this upcoming spring semester, the courses start on January 29 and end on May 21. Some holidays may differ between WVC and CUHSD. Students are expected to attend class in accordance with the WVC calendar. WVC observes President’s Day on February 19 and spring break on April 1-5.
 
Courses students complete, and grades earned, remain on the student’s permanent college transcript. Students can use these units towards high school graduation, towards a WVC degree or certificate, and at other colleges and universities attended in the future.  Students who opt to take a class become WVC students for that term. This means that students have privacy rights, are permitted to use WVC facilities, and are subject to the WVC student code of conduct. Course textbooks will be provided during the first week of class at no cost to the student. Students are required to return those textbooks at the end of the term.
Students are permitted to enroll in any class, even if the class is not held on the student’s campus.
 
LRSV 1, Learning Strategies for College and Careers is designed for students on Individual Education Plans (IEPs). It is a great opportunity to facilitate an introduction into college, learn to navigate college systems and essential life skills that support student success.
 
CHST 63, Child, Family, and Community is a great class as a stand-alone or for those who have taken CHST 2, Child Growth and Development. Students who complete both CSHT 2 and 63 satisfy Title 22 licensing to work as an assistant in a childcare center when they turn 18 years old.
 
Completed applications for the Spring 2024 term must be submitted by Friday, December 8.
 
 

How do I become a Dual Enrollment student? 

  1. Apply to West Valley College by completing an online CCCApply Application. You will receive a CCC ID# (e.g., AF861972) via email; this is not your College ID#. Your CCC ID# will give you access to the online application.
    • Within 5 minutes to 2 hours, you will receive your West Valley College G# (e.g., G08XXXXXX) via email. Save this number in a place you can easily access it because you will need it moving forward. Email the Admissions Office if you do not receive your G# within 2 hours - include your full name, CCC ID#, and date of birth. 
  2. Apply for the Dual Enrollment Application by clicking on the button below. The application will be sent to one of the DE leads:
 

What do I do if I have an IEP or 504 plan at Westmont High School (WHS)? 

If you have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 plan at WHS, it is your responsibility to complete the additional steps with the West Valley College Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP). They will determine reasonable accommodations for their college courses.  
  1. Complete the online registration.
  2. Upload documentation of disability (e.g., IEP, 504 plan or physician's verification).
  3. Make an appointment with a DESP counselor to complete program registration by calling 408-741-2010.
  4. Request approved accommodations for your course. 
  5. If you and your instructor agree that you will take your exams in the DESP Test Center, schedule your test
 
 
 
 

Spring 2024 Classes

American Sign Language ASLA 60A satisfies the LOTE 2-year graduation requirement with the one-semester class offering.

Below is a complete list of courses offered for the Spring 2024 semester. Descriptions for each course and the college pathways are listed below:

Course Mode/Location Days Times Room CUSHD Grad Requirement

ARTS 55: Computer Arts and Animation

Asynchronous Online

N/A

N/A

N/A

VAPA

ASLA 60A: Sign Language

Del Mar HS

18

T, 3:00-5:30
Th, 2:10-4:10

18

LOTE

ASLA 60A: Sign Language

Leigh HS

30

3:45-6:15

30

College Prep Elective (CPE)

BUSN 28: Business Law

Synchronous Online

N/A

4:30-5:55

N/A

CPE or Career Technical Education (CTE)

CHST 63: Child, Family and Community

Asynchronous Online

N/A

N/A

N/A

CPE

COMM 1: Public Speaking

Synchronous Online

N/A

4:30-5:55

N/A

CPE

GDES 23: Introduction to App Design

Synch OL Lecture

Asynch OL Lab

N/A

4:30-5:55 

+ Lab

N/A

CPE or CTE

KINT 30: Introduction to Kinesiology

Synchronous Online

N/A

6:00-9:10

N/A

CPE

LRSV 001: Learning Strategies for College & Careers

Synchronous Online

N/A

6:00 - 9:10 

N/A

CPE
*The course is designed for students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)

PSYC 1: General Psychology

Prospect HS

15

4:15-5:40

15

CPE

SOCI 2: Social Problems

Asynchronous Online

N/A

N/A

N/A

CPE
 
 

More Information

If you require more information about the program, West Valley College will be holding a Zoom session to all students and parents who are interested on Thursday, November 30, 5:00PM. You can attend by using the Zoom link that will be provided via ParentSquare and Canvas as we approach November 6th.

 
For information about applying, please contact Joe McDevitt at [email protected] and include the Dual Enrollment Lead counselor at your high school (Mr. Moreno @ [email protected]). 
 

Thank you all for your participation and we look forward to seeing you in the spring 2024 semester.