The West Valley College Business Advisory Board is a group of business professionals and leaders who graciously give of their time by meeting with the faculty of the Business Administration and Real Estate Department to provide advice and counsel to help shape curriculum so that student and future workplace needs are being met.
The Board meets once each semester. During these meetings the faculty presents curriculum changes that are being planned and the Board provides their views on these changes and recommends others. Recent curriculum changes resulting from this input include the establishment of the Project Management Certificate program, more focus on team projects in on-line courses, greater emphasis on the inclusion of basic skills in courses, and the implementation of a customer satisfaction survey that is conducted annually with former students at West Valley.
Businesses represented on the Board include Hitachi Data Systems, Cisco, LSI, Intero Real Estate, Virtual PBX, Lockheed/Martin, Rockwell Collins, and nVIDIA. We continually seek to expand the Board by adding new members. Representatives of businesses wishing to participate should contact Heidi Diamond at: firstname.lastname@example.org