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Ventura College, one of the oldest comprehensive community colleges in California, provides a positive and accessible learning environment that is responsive to the needs of a highly diverse student body through a varied selection of disciplines, learning approaches and teaching methods including traditional classroom instruction, distance education, experiential learning, and co-curricular activities. It offers courses in basic skills and English-language learning; programs for students seeking an Associate’s Degree, certificate or license for job placement and advancement; curricula for students planning to transfer; and training programs to meet worker and employee needs. The College is a leader in providing instruction and support for students with disabilities.
With its commitment to workforce development in support of the State and region’s economic viability, Ventura College takes pride in creating transfer, career technical and continuing education opportunities that promote success, develop students to their full potential, create lifelong learners, enhance personal growth and life enrichment and foster positive values for successful living and membership in a multicultural society. The College has a dedicated, caring faculty and staff who are committed to student success and to continual assessment of learning outcomes in order to maintain high quality courses and programs.
Originally landscaped to be an arboretum, the College has a beautiful, park-like campus that serves as a vital community resource.
Ventura College will be a model community college known for enhancing the lives and economic futures of its students and the community.
Ventura College is dedicated to following a set of enduring Core Commitments that shall guide it through changing times and give rise to its Vision, Mission and Goals.
Centering our efforts on meeting the needs of our students and helping them to succeed.
Recognizing the personal dignity and full potential of every individual and fostering positive values in all interactions.
Maintaining an open, honest and ethical environment.
Achieving excellence in the broad range of academic programs and services provided to our students and the community.
Creating a professional and supportive environment where students, faculty and staff can achieve personal growth and fulfillment and where accomplishments are recognized and celebrated.
Providing learning opportunities for all individuals.
Embracing creative methods and approaches to assuring the best possible experience for all students and the community we serve.
Embracing and responding to our increasingly diverse student body and the global environment in which the college operates.
Enhancing the quality of life of the community and meeting its needs.
Working together as colleagues on College issues and decisions and actively seeking to form partnerships with our community and other organizations to address mutual goals.
Fostering responsibility and pride in our campus and serving as a model of environmental stewardship, being mindful of the impact we have on the environment as individuals and as a community.
Recognizing that as an organization we are always in a state of evolution, we strive to be the best we can be through continual reflection, data-driven decision making and holding ourselves accountable for responsible use of public resources.