Our Mission

At Ventura College, we transform students’ lives, develop human potential, create an informed citizenry, and serve as the educational and cultural heart of our community. Placing students at the center of their learning experience, we serve a highly diverse student body by providing innovative instruction and student support, focusing on associate degree and certificate completion, transfer, workforce preparation, and basic skills. We are committed to the sustainable continuous improvement of our college and its services.

Our Vision

Ventura College will be a beacon of learning—a source of inspiration and guidance—for our students and community.

Our Guiding Principles

At Ventura College we believe that students come first and all else follows.  We strive to create a campus environment that fosters collaboration, communication, and mutual respect.  We are committed to these Guiding Principles in all that we do:

  • Embrace the strength of diversity

  • Listen with intensity and compassion

  • Communicate with integrity and patience

  • Design student-centered solutions

  • Spark self-confidence and a sense of discovery

  • Pursue our vision and goals with passion