Orientation Options

This page provides information to help you sign up for a required orientation class, along with other 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.

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

Summer 2017

Section Dates Day Time Room
50101 8/2/17 – 8/9/17 W 1:00 PM – 5:15 PM FOX 103
50102 8/5/17 – 8/12/17 Sa 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM FOX 103
50103 8/7/17 – 8/14/17 M 5:00 PM – 9:15 PM FOX 103
50106 8/10/17 – 8/17/17 Th 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM FOX 103
50111 8/14/17 – 8/21/17 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE
50107 8/15/17 – 8/22/17 T 1:00 PM – 5:15 PM FOX 103
50108 8/16/17 – 8/23/17 W 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM FOX 103

Fall 2017

Section Dates Day Time Room
71042 10/9/17 – 10/16/17 M 5:00 PM – 9:15 PM FOX 103
71044 11/7/17 11/14/17 T 5:00 PM – 9:15 PM FOX 105
71025 9/12/17 – 9/19/17 T 5:00 PM – 9:15 PM FOX 103
71027 9/27/17 – 10/4/17 W 5:00 PM – 9:15 PM FOX 105
71046 11/29/17 – 12/6/17 W 5:00 PM – 9:15 PM FOX 102
71011 10/5/17 – 10/12/17 TH 5:45 PM – 10:00 PM FOX 105
71045 11/13/17 – 11/20/17 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE
71047 12/4/17 – 12/11/17 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE
71026 9/18/17 – 9/25/17 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE
71043 10/10/17 – 10/17/17 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE

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 fulfill 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 at 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 Non-Credit Online Orientation option
    • For email or fax, include subject: "ORIENTATION - transcript"
  2. Schedule a counseling appointment for a student educational plan.
last published: 7/27/17