January 10, 2023: Due to the continued inclement weather and flooding, Moorpark College, Oxnard College, Ventura College and Ventura College East Campus will be closed until noon today. 

In-person classes will resume at 1 p.m. The District and college leadership are monitoring the situation and will notify students and employees if there are any changes. 

See VCCCD Alerts for more info. 


Welcome to CalWORKs at Ventura College!

CalWORKs is California's welfare reform program designed to help head of households become self-sufficient through a variety of educational and work-related activities, including attendance at Ventura College.

What is CalWORKs? 

The CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity & Responsibility to Kids) program can provide cash assistance to families with children.

Certain adults in the program are required to participate in welfare-to-work activities, such as looking for a job, attending job training, working, or furthering their education, which will improve their chances for long term employment and self-sufficiency.

To apply for CalWORKs you must visit the County of Ventura Human Services Agency website or call 1-866-904-9362. Eligibility is determined by the county. 

How does this connect to Ventura College?

Students begin at the Human Services Agency. Those required to participate in welfare-to-work activities are often provided the opportunity to attend college as part of their activities. The Human Services Agency will often refer students to our college for the purpose of furthering their education with the goal of improving their opportunities for long term employment and self-sufficiency. This requires the student to acquire a referral to our office for academic counseling.