Programs and Services

There are a variety of programs available for CalWORKs participants at Ventura College. They include:

Academic and Career Counseling
Academic and career counseling is available in our CalWORKs  office (805) 289-6003 to all students on an appointment basis. Our counselor has the expertise to assist you with course selection, educational planning, and questions concerning requirements for majors, general education, graduation, or transfer to a four-year college or university. She, or he, can also answer your questions about a course or academic requirements, aid you in exploring your career plans or life goals, or help you with problems that are personal.

Career Counseling is offered every day to help you gather information, explore options, and test decisions about your career choices. Our trained Counselor can assist you in your decisions about your educational and personal goals, as well as your career objectives.CalWORKs Office

Ventura College has a Career Center with a variety of resources to assist you.

The Transfer Center is also an important center to provide or students with resources and additional information to assist our transferring students.

Work-Study
Work-Study enables students to earn a portion of their financial aid through part-time employment. Students must demonstrate financial need and be eligible to work to qualify. Earnings from work-study are subject to state and federal withholding taxes, but might not be subject to FICA (Social Security) taxes.

Tutoring
Located in the Learning Resource Center, the Tutoring Center provides free drop-in, group and individual tutoring services to Ventura College students. Tutors are Ventura College students who have been recommended by their instructors to assist students with their classes or volunteers (many of who are retired faculty) from the community.

Besides helping the students with course content, tutors clarify instructions for assignment, help brainstorm ideas for papers and projects and teach strategies for effective study and exam preparation.

Please call (805) 648-8926 for more information.

Financial Aid
The role of the Financial Aid Office is to help academically capable students toward their educational goal. The college offers a financial aid package combining grants, loans and work-study employment, to eligible students with demonstrated financial need. Financial need is determined by comparing student resources (family contribution, student assets, and student earnings) as reflected by a financial needs analysis from the Federal Student Aid Processor, with the appropriate cost of attendance budget for Ventura College.

Please call (805) 654-6369 for more information.

On-Site Child Care
A Children's Center is available on the Ventura College campus to enable students who are parents of toddlers and preschool children to continue their education by providing a quality, developmentally appropriate program for their children, ages 18 months to 5 years of age.

Children thrive in safe, loving and enriching environment. We believe that children learn by being actively involved in the learning process through exploration, discovery, experimentation and creativity.

Registration for the Children's Center starts the same date as registration for college classes and takes place at The Center. First priority is given to those student-parents enrolled in the most units. Fees are charged for this service.

For more information, please call (805) 289-6030 or visit the Children's Center on the web.

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services provides programs and services over, above, and in addition to the regular educational program of the college and is designed to assist educationally and economically disadvantaged students to successfully participate in their educational program at Ventura College.

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services is located in the EOP Building (across from the Athletic Events Center, large gym ). The phone number is (805) 654-6302.

Educational Assistance Center (EAC)
The Educational Assistance Center (EAC) promotes the educational and vocational potential of students with disabilities by enhancing their total integration into the mainstream of college life. It is located in the Administration Building (ADM)

Students with learning, visual, hearing, speech, mobility, acquired brain injury, psychological and other health impairments are eligible to apply for the support services of instruction needed to fully participate in the educational process.

These special services include: one-stop registration assistance, assessment of learning problems, interpreters, note taking, readers, transcribers, tutors, mobility assistance, job development and placement, specialized counseling, parking, and assisted devices. Instruction is available in job seeking skills, sign language, Braille, adapted fitness, learning skills, and adapted computer technology. For assistance, call (805) 654-6300.