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.

Take an Orientation Class

Couns A – College Orientation (1/2 unit)

  • Apply for admission to obtain a college ID number and a registration date
  • Complete assessment before attending Couns A
  • Register for orientation - Couns A using WVCPortal
Section Dates Day Time Room
55031 1/3/17 – 1/10/17 T 1:00 PM – 5:15 PM FOX 103
55032 1/11/17 – 1/18/17 W 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM FOX 104
52713 1/20/17 – 1/27/17 F 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM FOX 103
52715 1/28/17 – 2/4/17 S 1:00 PM – 5:15 PM FOX 103
52714 1/17/17 – 1/24/17 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE
53025 4/4/17 – 4/11/17 T 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM FOX 105
53026 3/8/17 – 3/15/17 W 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM FOX 120
53027 2/9/17 – 2/16/17 TH 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM FOX 101
55061 5/13/17 – 5/20/17 S 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM FOX 104
53028 3/6/17 – 3/13/17 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE
55064 4/24/17 – 5/1/17 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE

Couns 2 – Academic and Personal Planning (1 unit)

Section Dates Day Time Room
53029 2/24/17 – 3/24/17 ONLINE ONLINE FOX 104

Couns 5 – College Success (3 units)

Section Dates Day Time Room
52716 1/3/17 – 1/26/17 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE
53030 2/5/17 – 5/25/17 TTH 9:20 AM – 10:45 AM FOX 102
53031 1/30/17 – 5/25/17 TH 10:55 AM – 12:20 PM FOX 104
53032 2/5/17 – 5/25/17 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE
53033 3/13/17 – 5/18/17 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE

LS 1 – Learning Strategies for College and Life (3 units)

Section Dates Day Time Room
53279 1/30/17 – 5/25/17 MW 12:30 PM – 1:55 PM FOX 101

Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP) 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.

How to Search and Register for Orientation

  • Log in at: westvalley.edu/wvcportal
  • 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

Non-Credit Online Orientation

Successfully completed more than 15 units at West Valley or other college or university? You are a candidate for the Non-Credit Online Orientation.

Review Non-Credit Online Orientation resources and complete the quiz to complete the college Orientation requirement.

Early Admissions (EA) Orientation Workshop

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

Completed Orientation from Another 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.
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