Orientation Options

ALL students, including active-duty military, veterans, CalWORKs, EOPS and DESP who started Fall 2014 and beyond, are now required to comply with the California Success Act of 2012 requirements (3 core requirements: assessment, orientation and develop a preliminary educational plan) in order to receive a priority registration date for enrollment.

Students have a few options when it comes to orientation. Details are below:

1. Complete an orientation at a different college.

Students who completed an orientation at a different college must complete all steps below:

  1. Email unofficial transcript to Leslie Pollock OR fax to 408-741-4076.
    • Transcript needs to include/document the Orientation has been successfully completed. Otherwise see Online Orientation option below
    • For email or fax, include subject: "ORIENTATION - transcript"
  2. Schedule a counseling appointment for a student educational plan.

Early Admissions Orientation Workshop (EA) – Free for high school seniors

The Early Admission Orientation provides high school seniors with an opportunity to complete orientation, and educational planning in the Spring of the senior year. Students from any high school can participate in the EA program.

Couns 000A – College Orientation - (1/2 unit)

  • Apply for admission to obtain a college ID number and a registration date.
  • Complete assessment before attending Couns 000A.
  • Register for orientation - Couns 000A using WVCPortal.

Spring 2016

Section Dates Day Time Room
47381 2/9 – 2/16 T 5:00 PM–9:15 PM BU 8
47382 4/20 – 4/27 W 5:00 PM–9:15 PM Fox 104
47383 5/11 – 5/18 W 5:00 PM–9:15 PM Fox 104
48470 5/14 – 5/21 S 8:00 AM–12:15 PM Fox 103

Couns 002 – Academic and Personal Planning (1 unit)

See the schedule of classes for section availability.

Couns 005 – College Success (3 units)

See the schedule of classes for section availability.

LS 001 – Learning Strategies for College and Life (3 units)

See the schedule of classes for section availability.

Students with Disabilities (DESP)
Disability and Educational Support Program for students: if you have a verifiable disability, you may request accommodations for assessment. For DESP Orientation and assessment information, contact the DESP Office at (408) 741-2010. TTY / DESP (408) 741-2548.

Non-Credit Online Orientation

Admissions & Records

How to Search and Register for Orientation

  • Go to: westvalley.edu/wvcportal
  • Log In
  • Under: My Web Services
  • Click on: Registration
  • Select: Search and Register for classes
  • Enter: Term
  • Enter: Location
  • Enter: Subject – (Counseling)
  • Enter: Course # - (000A)
  • Submit (This will bring up all we offer in that subject for that semester.)
  • Click on: the box to the left side of the course listing to choose your course.
  • Submit (This will put the course in your shopping cart.)
  • Take an action to register and submit
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