Mission and Vision


West Hills College Lemoore serves a diverse community of students who seek an affordable, accessible, relevant, and rigorous education. The college community is dedicated to student learning and achievement by providing quality courses that lead to certificates, associate degrees, transfer, and career pathways.


West Hills College Lemoore is committed to the relentless pursuit of student success.


Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs)

West Hills College Lemoore identifies the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes that students should master as a result of their overall college experience.

Communication Competency

Develops and presents cogent, coherent and substantially error-free writing for communication to general and specialized audiences.

Demonstrates effective interactive communication through discussion, i.e., by listening actively and responding constructively and through structured oral presentations to general and specialized audiences.

Negotiates with peers an action plan for a practical task and communicates the results of the negotiation either orally or in writing.

Analytical Inquiry

Identifies and frames a problem or question in selected areas of study and distinguishes among elements of ideas, concepts, theories or practical approaches to the problem or question.

Quantitative Reasoning

Presents accurate interpretations of quantitative information on political, economic, health-related or technological topics and explains how both calculations and symbolic operations are used in those offerings.

Creates and explains graphs or other visual depictions of trends, relationships or changes in status.

Information Competency

Identifies and defines the nature and the extent of the information needed to accomplish a specific educational, professional, or personal objective and demonstrates the ability to locate, access, manage, evaluate, understand, and use information from diverse sources ethically and legally.

Ethical Reasoning

Describes the ethical issues present in prominent problems in politics, economics, health care, technology or the arts and shows how ethical principles or frameworks help to inform decision making with respect to such problems.

Ability to Engage Diverse Perspectives

Students will be able to describe how knowledge from different cultural perspectives might affect interpretations of prominent problems in politics, society, the arts and global relations.

Describes, explains and evaluates the sources of his/her own perspective on selected issues in culture, society, politics, the arts or global relations and compares that perspective with other views.

Personal, Academic, and Career Development

Assesses personal knowledge, skills, and abilities; sets personal, educational, and career goals; works independently and in group settings; and identifies lifestyle choices that promote self-reliance, financial literacy, and physical, mental and social health.



WHCL will provide equal access to college programs and services for students, regardless of socio-economic status, demographics, location, disability or ethnic background.


WHCL will provide excellence in teaching and support a culture of evidence to address barriers to student success and achievement.


WHCL will increase participation and completion in short-term career technical education academies, enabling students to earn a living wage.


WHCL will recruit, hire, and develop a diverse personnel, implement effective enrollment management strategies, maintain capital resources, and provide a transparent process for internal and external resource allocations.


WHCL will ensure communications, resources, and engagement activities are representative and sensitive to the diverse campus community.