Foothill College Fall Quarter 2014 classes begin the week of Sept. 22 and continue through Dec. 12 unless otherwise noted in the searchable class schedule. California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees for Foothill classes; fees are due at the time you register. Review more important registration dates and deadlines.
Pay to Stay; You'll Be Dropped for Non-Payment of Fees: Payment is due when you register for classes, and when you add subsequent classes. You will be dropped for nonpayment unless you have either a Quarterly Payment Plan in place or your fees are paid in full. When you are dropped for nonpayment, your seat will be given to another student. To pay fees or sign up for the college's payment installment plan, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account.
You're Responsible for Dropping Your Classes: If you choose not to attend your class(es), you are responsible for initiating the official drop process. Failure to officially drop classes will result in assessed enrollment fees for which you are financial responsible as well as failing grades on your college transcript.
Find the Information You Want Fast: Use the Foothill College website, including the comprehensive MyPortal.fhda.edu gateway, searchable class schedule and course catalog. These online resources link to specific webpages for additional information about Foothill programs, support services, courses and more. The college no longer prints a class schedule. For the most accurate, current course listings always access the searchable class schedule. You can view or download a PDF version to print pages at www.foothill.edu.
Foothill College offers currently enrolled students the opportunity to participate in a student research internship program at local universities and companies. Entirely volunteer-based (no pay provided), the program is open to any student who is enrolled in a Foothill science, technology, engineering or math course. U.S. citizenship is not required for participation (if you are not a U.S. citizen, you will not be matched with an internship dealing with national security issues). To be considered, you must submit a complete application packet by Oct. 3; late applications will not be considered.
Participating in Foothill's STEM Internship Program is an excellent opportunity for you to conduct leading-edge research in various STEM fields, as well as gain real-world experience working with city officials and scientists in the private sector. Review the program's eligibility and application requirements. Restrictions apply, and you must meet certain minimum requirements that are detailed on the program's website.
For more information, call or e-mail Foothill College Apprenticeship & Internship Programs Administrative Assistant Phuong Tran at email@example.com or (650) 949-7208.
This fall, Silicon Valley health care professionals can head back to local classrooms to complete required continuing education units thanks to an innovative partnership between the Center for Training & Solutions at Foothill College and Medics For Life, Inc. The new continuing education courses, which range from basic first aid certification to highly specialized life-support skills and diagnostic training, debut at the Foothill College Middlefield Campus in Palo Alto in October.
"There is a huge void in the Bay Area for certification training and continuing education for health care providers," said Medics For Life CEO Tracy Villanueva. "Doctors, nurses, technicians, EMTs and public service professionals who rely on continuing education units to maintain licensure compliance and leading-edge skill sets now have a local, reputable, approved training center for all of their professional training needs."
Foothill’s continuing education classes will be offered weekdays, weeknights and weekends, as well as through blended courses that combine online and in-person instruction. The classes are competitively priced and will range from $5–$125 for basic and recertification classes to $90–$380 for advanced, multiday certification and skills courses. Organizers of the contract education program are also available to deliver on-site continuing education training at an employer’s facilities.
Designed for health care professionals, as well as employees from the public and private sectors who must learn new skills, complete initial certifications and renew certifications, the program features instruction from Foothill College faculty and Medics For Life trainers in a variety of vital subjects, including:
• Advanced Airway Management
• Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
• Basic/12 Lead EKG Interpretation
• Basic Life Support
• EKG Rhythm Recognition
• Emergency Cardiac Care
• First Aid, CPR & AED for Infants, Children & Adults
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support
• Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support
• Trauma First Responder
• and many other subjects
"First responders and other interested professionals now have the unique opportunity to maintain their certifications as they earn continuing education units locally and affordably," said Foothill College EMS Education Center Program Director Dave Huseman. "Foothill’s program is designed to have an immediate impact on the career and professional development of every participant through the more than 25 classes that we’ll be offering throughout the year."
To present these high-demand continuing education courses, the Center for Training & Solutions at Foothill College and Foothill EMS Education Center have contracted with Prunedale-based Medics For Life, an authorized provider of American Heart Association training. A member of the National Association of EMS Educators, Medics For Life is an American Safety & Health Institute approved training center and a continuing education provider approved by California’s Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider #27-0028) and Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA Provider #CEP 15192).
To register for Foothill’s continuing education courses and review state-mandated certifications and renewals, access www.foothill.medicsforlife.com.
About Foothill College—Founded in 1957 with the hallmark of educational opportunity for all, Foothill College is recognized internationally as one of the most innovative community colleges in the U.S. Students enroll at Foothill College for a single class, certificates and associate degrees or to complete general education requirements for transfer to four-year universities such as the University of California, California State University and private education systems. For students who want retraining or career advancement, Foothill offers in-demand professional and technical training programs that lead to specialty career certificates. Foothill College faculty and staff challenge and inspire all students, and support and nurture them in an environment that is personal and serene. Each 12-week quarter, Foothill College offers more than 1,000 course sections and enrolls approximately 15,000 day, evening and online students at its main campus in Los Altos Hills and Middlefield Campus at the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. A public California Community College, Foothill College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools & Colleges. Since 1981, Foothill has provided training, certification, professional development, internships and job placement with community partners, including some of the world’s leading technology companies, Fortune 100s and government agencies. Learn more at www.foothill.edu/trainingcenter.
About Medics For Life, Inc.—Launched in 1990, Medics For Life is a state-of-the-art, fully accredited training center that consistently delivers high-quality, evidence-based emergency medical training. Fully staffed with highly capable, intelligent, passionate and experienced providers/instructors, the company ensures that students receive a more engaging, hands-on education that prepares them to better serve their patients immediately and throughout their careers. Specializing in experiential immersion learning and high-fidelity simulation, Medics For Life offers a complete line of courses to suit the needs of lay rescuers and health care professionals alike. All courses are offered at the Foothill College Middlefield Campus in Palo Alto or can be delivered onsite to businesses and institutions for customized training of qualified staff. Medics For Life is an authorized provider of American Heart Association training, American Safety & Health Institute Approved Training Center, member of National Association of EMS Educators, and a continuing education provider with Board of Registered Nursing and Emergency Medical Services Authority approval. Learn more at www.medicsforlife.com.
The Foothill College Library (Bldg. 3600) is closed for a one-year renovation. Library services continue to be offered throughout the renovation process. The library has reopened with full services in its temporary location in Bldg. 3600. Learn more about the remodel. For a list of indoor and outdoor alternate study areas on campus, access www.foothill.edu/news/seating_areas.php. You can also continue accessing the college’s online library at www.foothill.edu/library/.
All services located in the Learning Resources Center complex (Bldgs. 3500 and 3600) have been relocated on campus:
• ETS now in Bldg. 5800,
• Foothill Global Access now in Room 5960B,
• Library now in Bldg. 3600 as of July 14,
• Media Center now in Room 5941,
• Pass the Torch Program now in Room 5912,
• Teaching & Learning Center now in Room 5911 and
• Library Technical Services now in Room 5960A.
The Library and Media Center hours during Fall, Winter and Spring quarters are Mondays–Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call:
• (650) 949-7086, Library Hours
• (650) 949-7608, Library Reference Desk
• (650) 949-7611, Library Circulation
• (650) 949-7445, Media Center
• (650) 949-7250, LRC Division Office
Foothill College and De Anza College have implemented an emergency notification system (ENS) that rapidly sends voice, e-mail and text* messages to all faculty, staff and students. In the event of an emergency, including a power outage, campus closure or other urgent situation, Foothill-De Anza officials use the ENS service to provide emergency details and information on the appropriate response to all students and employees. The Foothill-De Anza ENS service will not be used for any purposes other than FHDA emergency communications and system testing.
Emergency messages will be sent via e-mail and to all phone numbers that you have signed up for the free ENS service, and can include your work, home, cell and text.
To add or update your contact information for the free ENS service, access your MyPortal.fhda.edu account and follow the instructions listed in the Set Up Emergency Notification section. The contact information used by the ENS service is drawn from the Foothill-De Anza employment database as well as data provided by students who have enrolled at Foothill-De Anza.
Be aware that mobile phone carriers require recipients of text messages to opt in to the Foothill-De Anza ENS service via their mobile phones. *Your mobile phone carrier may assess charges for receiving text messages, and you are responsible for paying them. Contact your carrier for more information.
Earn your Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Psychology here at Foothill College in partnership with Palo Alto University, www.PaloAltoU.edu/bp. The PAU Business Psychology Program is a two-year fast-track program with a high graduation rate. Complete your bachelor’s degree after you've complete Foothill general education courses. With the PAU program, you're guaranteed:
• Enrollment in all business psychology classes to complete your bachelor's degree for graduation;
• Set class schedule at Foothill College, in classes that meet Mondays–Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 2:45 pm with an hour for lunch; and
• Fixed tuition for the entire two years.
For more information, call or e-mail PAU representative Jag Sekhon at JSekhon@PaloAltoU.edu or (650) 274-2205. You can also visit the program office in Room 5019 Mondays–Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For the first time, Foothill will offer its popular NANO 10: Introduction to Nanotechnology at Palo Alto High School this fall. The course focuses on the principles and key concepts of nanoscience and nanotechnology, and is the first course in the Foothill nanoscience certificate series. NOTE: Although this course is listed in the summer schedule, it meets Aug. 18 through Dec. 19. For registration assistance for this course, call (650) 949-7259 or e-mail PSME@foothill.edu.
Learn how to operate scanning electron and atomic force microscopes as you study molecular and material structures, properties of nanomaterials and nanostructures, and phenomenon unique to the nanoscale dimension.
You’ll also focus on the applications of nanomaterials and how they may address key challenges in energy, food, water, medicine and computing. The course includes tours of academic and commercial laboratories that conduct nano-research, materials characterization and failure analysis.
The five-unit course transfers to CSU and UC. For registration instructions, access www.foothill.edu.
The Foothill College Fall Quarter 2014 class schedule is now available to review by logging into your MyPortal.fhda.edu account. You may also review courses that will be offered by accessing the online searchable class schedule at http://www.foothill.edu/schedule/schedule.php.
Fall registration is July 21–Sept. 21. Fall courses run Sept. 22–Dec. 12. For registration instructions for continuing students, new and former students, and high school students, access www.foothill.edu/reg/fall14.php and www.foothill.edu/admissions.php.
California residents pay $31 per unit plus basic fees for Foothill courses. For more fee and refund information, access www.foothill.edu/reg/fees.php. All fee payments are due at time of registration.
Find the Information You Want Fast—To help you find information quickly, use the Foothill College website, which features the comprehensive MyPortal.fhda.edu gateway, searchable class schedule and course catalog. Use these online resources to link to specific Foothill webpages for additional information about programs, support services, courses and more.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District reserves the right to cancel classes; make other changes as college needs require; and change without notice any of the information, requirements and regulations in the schedule. Instructors are not obligated to hold a seat for the student who is enrolled but does not attend the first class meeting.
New state laws have required Foothill, De Anza and all other California community colleges to make significant changes in the assignment of registration priority. The new mandate rewards students who make progress toward their educational goals and ensures that classes are available for students who are pursuing job training, completing the associate degree and/or preparing for university transfer. Watch a video explanation.
Helping Students Succeed: Called the Student Success & Support Program (3SP) that is part of the Student Success Act of 2012, the new criteria comply with California Title 5 regulations and are informed by research on factors that result in student success.
Beginning with registration for the 2014 Fall Quarter, new, fully matriculated* students who have completed orientation and assessment, and have filed an official education plan, as well as continuing students in good academic standing who have not exceeded 100 units (not including basic English, math or English as a second language) receive registration priority over students who do not meet these criteria. In addition, students who have earned 150 or more degree-applicable quarter units at Foothill or De Anza colleges, or who are on academic or progress probation for two consecutive terms will not be permitted to register until other students have had the opportunity to do so.
To receive an early fall registration date, complete these steps:
• Attend an orientation session or register and complete a summer CNSL 5 course.
• Complete assessment tests for English and math.
• Meet with a counselor or register and complete a summer CNSL 5 course to create your education plan.
Reform in the Community College: The new laws are the legislative cornerstone of the California Community Colleges reform initiative to improve educational outcomes for students and better prepare the workforce needed for California’s economy. The legislation, SB 1456, ushers in some of the most significant improvements to the state's community college system in more than a decade. Learn more.
Schedule a counseling appointment for an educational plan, or university transfer, career and personal counseling.
*You are considered fully matriculated when you complete the required orientation and assessment, and develop an education plan with a counselor.