Welcome to Ventura College!
Thank you for choosing Ventura College (VC) to help you meet your educational and career goals! VC provides the opportunity for nearly 14,000 students each semester to earn an Associate degree, complete certificates, and upgrade job skills. The college also offers a range of prospects for students to enhance their college experiences outside the classroom through student activities, leadership opportunities, and athletics.
Ventura College was the first community college in the state to offer a tuition Promise Program with the support of public-private donors to the VC Foundation. Since its inception, tuition costs of more than $4 million have been paid to over 13,000 students. The Ventura College Promise model and data was instrumental in the recent creation of the statewide CA College Promise program. Beginning in the fall of 2019, this statewide initiative combined with the support of the VC Foundation will be able to cover the tuition and other fees for most first-time, full-time students that meet eligibility requirements.
As the first institution of higher education in Ventura County, Ventura College has provided educational opportunities for almost 95 years. That history provides our college with a strong foundation from which we make available high quality instruction and support services delivered by outstanding faculty, classified professionals, and administrators focused on your success. VC provides a range of programs for our diverse student populations to support university transfer and job preparedness by providing flexible day and evening class schedules, online courses, and additional programs on our Ventura College East Campus. At VC, we know our students’ academic journeys are not always easy. As such, the college also offers many support services to help eliminate educational barriers to boost your academic success.
Ventura County is comprised of a unique blend of rural and urban communities. VC values our connections with industry, government, and educational partners by being an active and contributing member of our community. These partnerships help create both unique opportunities for the college and pathways for our students into transfer universities, as well as, employment. Additionally, we have transfer agreements with all California State Universities, University of California, and many private higher-education institutions to facilitate access into baccalaureate programs.
We look forward to partnering with you on your academic journey!
Kim Hoffmans, R.N., Ed.D.