Degrees & Certificates
West offers close to 1,000 classes in 12 different academic disciplines. We confer Associate Degrees for Transfer and Associate Degrees in 41 subject areas including 26 for University Transfer. We award 25 types of Certificates for leading industries.
Math & English Charts
Program Mapper: Explore careers & majors and view the classes you need to reach your goal.
View the class schedule for classes currently being offered. The College Catalog provides descriptions of degree and certificate paths, all classes offered, and a variety of information about all areas of the college. Program Mapper gives you an interactive opportunity to explore careers and majors then identify which classes are needed to reach your goal. You can even see the recommended order in which classes should be taken.
Graduation Plans & Transfer Requirements
UC & CSU Transfer Charts (IGETC) and Associate Degree Graduation Requirements (pdf)
File for Graduation
Refer to Important Dates online or in the current class schedule to know the deadline for filing the paperwork needed to graduate. The deadline for June graduates is typically mid-November.
Gainful Employment Information
The following information is provided to assist you in planning to reach your educational and in compliance with the Gainful Employment Act. You may also be interested in visiting our Virtual Career Center.
Accelerated Programs, Learning Communities & Special Programs
- For High Schoolers: While still in high school, students can earn college credit. West also has Upward Bound programs to provide academic assistance to high school students and provide guidance in selecting and being accepted to colleges and universities.
- For "Non-Traditional" & Low Income Students: EOPS, TRiO, CalWORKs
- For Working Adults: 8-week classes are a great option for students with work and/or family obligations. By taking only 2 classes in Semester Session #1 and 2 classes in Semester Session #2, you are attending full-time and are entitled to the financial aid and support services tied to full-time enrollment status. Using the searchable schedule, you can look for just 8-week classes or the other great option, Online Classes.
- Honors Transfer: Enhanced curriculum for university-bound students