Attention New Students! Before you meet with a counselor you must complete your On-line orientation and Assessments.

Located in the Student Services Center (SSC), the Ventura College Counseling Office is open days and evenings for counseling appointments and drop-by counseling. Our dynamic counselors can assist you with academic, career, transfer, or personal counseling. Counseling Services provides a variety of resources to help you achieve the greatest possible benefit from your college experience.


Day Hours
Monday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:00pm - 3:00pm

Hours subject to change



To schedule a counseling appointment, please call (805) 289-6448 or visit the  Student Services Center (SSC) Information Desk


Student Counseling Workshops

If you are a new student and have not completed college level courses at another institution you must attend a group counseling workshop--weekly workshops take place every Tuesday from 4pm - 6pm.   The workshops cover how to select courses, general education requirements, and tips on making your semester a successful one. Call today to reserve your spot (805) 289-6448.


Fax Number

Our fax number is (805) 289-6334


Drop-by Counseling

To better serve you, Drop-In Counseling is limited to 5 to 10 minutes and includes the following services:

  • Answers to questions regarding academic programs and certificates
  • Academic Overload Petitions
  • High unit major exceptions
  • Course repetition requests
  • CSU and IGETC certifications without external transcripts
  • One semester Ed Plans

If you require additional services you will need to schedule a 30-minute appointment by calling (805) 289-6448 or visiting the counseling information desk.

Drop-in counseling times are subject to change and will end 30 minutes before closing.

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