West Hills Community College District

District Communities

West Hills Community College District (WHCCD) is a multi-college district that serves approximately 10,000 students (5,300 FTES) in a service area that spans 3,464 square miles on the Westside of Fresno and Kings counties.

WHCCD, widely recognized for innovation and advocacy, educates rural communities challenged with economic, logistical, and infrastructure equity, accessibility, and opportunity. WHCCD leads and supports collaborative efforts to increase educational attainment rates and regional economies toward upward mobility.

Although educational attainment may provide community members with credentials to better employment options, WHCCD also realizes continued economic development in Fresno and Kings County is needed to support a more robust workforce. We seek to broker and steward collaborative relationships, projects, and programs that address economic security on the Westside and encourage cultural transformation through public-private partnerships and local initiatives.  

West Hills At A Glance 

West Hills College Coalinga - Coalinga, CA


West Hills College Coalinga inspires all learners to recognize their potential and achieve their goals through the delivery of high-quality academic instruction, programs, and support services. The college fosters equity and economic mobility by providing the environment to think critically, communicate effectively, and develop leadership skills to support our diverse communities.

North District Center - Firebaugh, CA


North District Center Firebaugh, CA is an educational center of West Hills College Coalinga dedicated to serving the residents of the Firebaugh/Mendota area.


West Hills College Lemoore - Lemoore, CA


West Hills College Lemoore is dedicated to student learning and achievement by providing quality programs, pathways, and services that lead to certificates, associate degrees, transfer, and employment. Our college serves a diverse community of students who seek a cost-effective, relevant, and engaging educational experience. We are committed to ensuring accessibility for all students and aim to cultivate an inclusive, equitable, and collegial climate.

West Hills College Coalinga Farm of the Future -Coalinga, CA


West Hills College Coalinga's Farm of the Future sits on two parcels totaling 213 acres that act as a real world physical lab setting.  The Farm of the Future is creating a national model of agricultural education and is producing highly qualified graduates ready to join a growing agricultural workforce.

Apply for President Position
For additional information, nominations, and confidential inquiries, please contact
Benjamin T. Duran, Ed.D.
(209) 761-0534

Jim Riggs, Ed.D
209-559-6550 (Cell)

Becky Cazares, Director of Human Resources
(559) 934-2159 or beckycazares@whccd.edu

West Hills Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.