This is where I work at WEST HILLSCOMMUNITY COLLEGE
WHCC History andDemographicsHistory Demographics West Hills College District Serves students from small has be serving the San communities such as Joaquin valley for over 7 Armona, Avenal, Cantua, Coa decades in locations such as linga, Firebaugh, Hanford, Hu Coalinga, Firebaugh, and ron, Kettlemen Lemoore. city, Laton, Lemoore, Mendot a and many more West hills college Coalinga Ethnic Demographics was opened to students in 59% is Hispanic, 32% 1956. White, 4% African American and low percentages on any other ethnicities. I work in Student Services and, therefore, deal with different services.
Main Social Issue that is Addressed in this Agency: West Hills College Student Services Agency directs access to services for students who are in need of services because of the different social issues that exists. There are many programs at the college that address social issues that students experience such as low income, low levels of educational levels, legal status and so on. One main problem at the college is students place below college level math and English. In order to help these students there is the Basic Skill Initiative Program. Another social issue that exists in this community is the lack of financial stability. In order to address this social issue among students there are programs such as EOPS, Cal Works, Camp program, and HEP program..
West Hills College Coalinga’sServices CalWorks-This program is for International Student Program-This students who are receiving cash program is for international students aid(TANF). The program offers that come from all over the country. childcare, employment This program tries their best to make opportunities, refers to other sources. the students transition and CAMP/HEP- This program is for experience into the college and students who their parents or United States. This program offers themselves have been involved with academic support, language classes, migrant working. This program offers clubs, sports and many more. academic support, financial support Student Support Services- for books and other school supplies. Federally funded and it is for EOPS/CARE- is a federal funded students who are low income, first program that helps students that are generation, or are physically disable. low income and have low levels of education. This program offers academic support as well as financial support through book services, grants and book supplies. This program also offers life learning workshops and has priority registration.
Main Organizational Structure The structure starts with the president of the college Administrative assistant.Director of Maintenance, Vice President of Student Services, Director of Farm of the Future and The vice president of educational services. Title IV Projects, Student Services, Health Careers, Associate dean of Student LearningAssociates Dean of Student Services, Director of Financial Aid, Director of North Districts, Food Services, Office Manager And More
Present the Community Context of the Agency The Community College is intended to meet community needs in Coalinga, Ca. The main service is to provide education however, the community also has the right to request things for them. The college meetings for the community to discuss the needs of the community and of there is a requested for things like educational classes for the people from the community for example the elderly then the college does their best to provide the services requested. The community college is open to work with local businesses that ask for request like typing classes or any other type of classes.
Specific Populations-at-riskwhose needs the AgencyAddressesDuring 2009-2010 academic year “984 students took a placements test. Approximately 90% of those students placed below college math and English levels”These students come in to the college with a disadvantage because they come from low income families, or limited resources to enhance their educational levels. The college has created the Basic Skills Initiative Program (BSI) in response to this issue.The BSI program offers workshops, tutoring and many other things that help the student.
Working Components of the BSIProgram The Working Components of the Program Orientation, assessment, an d placement are mandatory for all new students Regular program evaluations are conducted, results are disseminated widely, and data are used to improve practice. Counseling support provided is substantial, accessible, and integrated with academic courses/programs Information on opportunities such as financial aid.
Agency’s Missions and GoalsThe main Mission of the college is to provide education opportunities for students.“West Hills College Coalinga is committed to achieving student learning through the provision of educational, cultural, and economic development opportunities to our current and future students and the local and global communities that we serve.West Hills Community college has four mission goals that they follow in order to provide adequate services to students and community.
4 goals of the CollegeWest Hills Community college has four mission goals that they follow in order to provide adequate services to students and community1. We will maintain our focus on improving student success, improving customer service, and on being learner- centered. This is done by the college meeting strategic goals set by the district goal2. We will develop and strengthen college and community interactions to improve access to education opportunities. This is done by providing services to help students such as offering tutorial services.3. We will demonstrate academic quality, leadership, engagement, innovation, and creative thought. This is done by putting students first in all ways. This refers to offering the classes and services needed for students to complete their education and expand their opportunities.
Goals of College 4. We will effectively utilize existing resources and pursue additional resources to achieve the mission of the college.
Analyze the Agency’s PracticesInstructional Practice Non-Instructional Practice Instructional practices are Non-Instructional the classes being taught The non-instructional by instructors towards students. Instructors follow practices are the resources a curriculum and syllabus that the college has available that guides the class and at West Hills College students throughout the Coalinga. semester. Some of those are counseling Students are completing at the student their educational goals services, Financial through available classes aid, programs such as at West Hills College. EOPS, CAL Works, Camp, HEP, and DSPS.
Discuss the Significance of this Agency in termsof Social Justice, Social WorkValues and Human RightSSocial Justice Social Work Values and Human rights The agency’s main purpose and In order to help students reach their goal is to help students meet their educational needs while at the same educational goals the college offers time prepare them to transfer to a and refer students to different university to pursue a bachelorette services. This implies with social degree. work because one of the roles with West Hills College provides social work is to asses and refer programs for students who have low clients to different services that are income, and low levels of education. needed in order for client to succeed. West Hills College addresses the different social issues and provides The college and staff asses students opportunities of improvement and by teaching, helping and counseling help for those that need it through students in the right path. Social certain programs available. workers also teach, help and counsel The college also offers programs for clients in the right direction when students who have low levels of needed. education. All these addresses the social issues that exists among this population of students.
Work Cited Simon, Giselle. Personal interview. 19 Oct. 2011. "West Hills College Coalinga." West Hills Community College District. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2011. <http://www.westhillscollege.com/coalinga