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Welcome to Ventura College!

Thank you for choosing Ventura College (VC) to help achieve your educational and career goals!  This past year has been extraordinarily challenging due to the pandemic. I applaud you for your perseverance and dedication to begin or continue your education. VC is committed to ensuring your educational opportunities are provided within a safe learning environment.  Measures have been put in place to follow OSHA/CDC guidelines to provide protection to our students and employees.  Thank you for your cooperation in following our processes aimed to keep everyone safe.

VC provides the opportunity for nearly 13,000 students each year 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 experience 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 and private donors to the VC Foundation. Since its inception, tuition costs of more than $4 million have been paid. The Ventura College Promise model and data were instrumental in the recent creation of the statewide California College Promise Program. 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 for their first and second year at VC.

Ventura College has offered educational opportunities in Ventura County for the past 95 years. This legacy contributes to our college’s strong foundation, on which we provide high quality instruction and support services delivered by outstanding faculty, staff, and administrators, who are focused on your success. VC provides a range of programs for our diverse student population to enable university transfer and job preparedness by providing flexible day and evening class schedules, online courses, and additional programs on our Ventura College East Campus in Santa Paula, CA. At VC, we know our students’ academic journeys are not always easy. As such, the college also offers financial, academic, and health support services to help eliminate barriers to boost your college success.

Ventura County is composed 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.

The information in our catalog provides you with specific information about the range of courses, programs, and support services at Ventura College. Please plan to visit our beautiful campus and learn more about how we can assist you with meeting your educational and career goals!

We look forward to partnering with you on your academic journey!


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Kim Hoffmans, R.N., Ed.D.