Veterans Resource Center

Welcome Veterans

& Military Family Members!

 

Fall 2021 Term is Underway and

the VRC is OPEN for In-Person Service

 

The VC Veterans Resource Center (VRC) offers personalized service to veterans, active duty members including National Guard and Reserves and dependents of veterans.

Call us first! 805.289.6060

We Can:

  • Answer your questions & help you navigate enrollment
  • Schedule academic counseling appointments 
  • Connect you to GI Bill® and CalVet educational funding
  • Help you get certified for benefits
  • Help you find free textbooks

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Important General Information


The campus closure and transition to distance learning will not affect your GI Bill® or Basic Housing Allowance (BAH) due to recent changes in VA policy. Click here for details. 


★ VRC Mission Statement ★


The Ventura College Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is committed to establishing a supportive environment and welcoming campus culture for all Active Duty, Veteran and eligible Dependents of Veterans.  The VRC was founded on the premise that the challenges faced by veterans may be addressed through a combination of services emphasizing academics, camaraderie and overall wellness. VRC staff are here to help provide that support and to guide military students through the process of achieving their educational goals.


The VRC offers personalized services to veterans, active duty military and eligible dependents in a welcoming environment:

  • Application assistance for VC admission and course registration
  • Academic counseling for JST/transcript evaluation & to develop your SEP (Student Education Plan)
  • Access to V.A. & CalVet Educational Benefits
  • Tutors and study area
  • Computers, printers, and scanners
  • Lounge space, restrooms and kitchenette

We asked the VRC Program Coordinator, Jordana Ybarra-Telias about Ventura College's VRC and here’s what she had to say:

University Transfer Center


Start your bachelor's degree at VC, and finish your degree at university!

 

Spring 2022 University Transfer Center Hours: 

Monday        8:00am - 4:30pm

Tuesday        8:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Thursday:     8:00am -4:30pm

Friday:           8:00am - 1:00pm 

Telephone: (805) 289-6411                                                                            

For general transfer questions please email: vcutc@vcccd.edu

University Transfer Center Closed:

Monday, January 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

February 18-21, 2022, President's  Day Holiday

March 28 to April 1, Spring Break

University Transfer Options

International Students


*******COVID-19 Update*******
 All appointments will be conducted over-the-phone or through ZOOM until further notice.

Please EMAIL vcinternational@vcccd.edu for any inquiries regarding International Student Program 


Thank you for considering Ventura College!

We are currently accepting applications. Please refer to our admission requirements to make sure your packet includes all required documents. Only completed application packets will be considered for admission.

The International Students Program  will assist you while you are in the United States. You should visit the office when you have questions and concerns. Within this office is the International Student Adviser (ISA). The duties of ISA's vary from one campus to another, but most advisers are responsible for providing assistance on immigration matters, coordinating all campus and community services available to foreign students, providing liaison with sponsoring agencies and foreign governments and promoting interaction between foreign students and the college and local community.


International Student Center:
Ventura College
4667 Telegraph Road
SSC Building - By the Counseling Department
Ventura, CA 93003

Office Hours:

Hours by Arrangement
 

Dreamers

 

Ventura College supports Dreamers

Ventura College welcomes all students, regardless of their immigration status, and we are committed to fully supporting all of our students in their educational journey. This website is designed to provide additional information, resources, and support services for undocumented students.


FREE Immigration Services with UFW Foundation available. 

For more information, please visit our Resources page.


 

Undocumented/Dreamers Student Liaison:

 

Yesika Hernandez

Financial Aid Specialist, Financial Aid Office, BCS Building

Email: vcdreamers@vcccd.edu

Phone: (805) 289-6451

 


 

Undocumented Student Week of Action

October 18 - October 22, 2021

Schedule of Events

 

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October 18, 2021

Ventura college is excited to celebrate UndocuAlly Week of Action October 18-22, 2021 and show our support for VC Undocumented Students, their families, and allies.

As the President, I whole heartedly support VC's Undocumented Student Action Week, and we hope the college community is able to attend the webinars and events throughout the week.

VC cares about our undocumented students and wants to be part of their support system to achieve their academic goals to benefit themselves and their family with better employment opportunities.

Lastly, I want to offer my most sincere thanks for the planning efforts of the VC UndocuAlly Taskforce who coordinated VC Week of Action events.

Sincerely,

Kim Hoffmans

 

 

Kim Hoffmans, RN, EdD

President

 

ASVC President Tony Magana

October 18, 2021

The Associated Students of Ventura College are proud supporters of the undocumented members of our community and are excited to be celebrating UndocuAlly Week of Action.  We hope that the undocumented students of Ventura College are able to find allies who will support them in continuing to pursue their educational goals during the several webinars and fun events planned for this week.  ASVC knows that the support must not stop after this week so we will continue to advocate and cheer for our undocumented students following the end of Week of Action.

We also want to express our gratitude to those in the UndocuAlly Taskforce who planned the events this week.  It is because of their tremendous efforts that we are better able to serve these members of our community.

Sincerely,

Tony Managa

ASVC President


 

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services

Welcome to Extended Opportunity Programs and Services!

EOPS is a Support Services Program designed to help Low-Income AND Educationally Disadvantaged students in reaching their goals. The focus of the EOPS program at Ventura College is to provide the necessary resources to students, so that they may successfully complete their educational objectives. 

   

 

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    EOPS Staff
  • EOPS Spring Office Hours Starting 1/10/22*:

    * All hours are subject to change. 

    Day of the Week: Hours:
    Monday  8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S/EAC)

    Mission Statement

    The Educational Assistance Center (EAC) promotes the educational and vocational potential of students with disabilities by supporting each student's integration into the mainstream of college life.  Students with learning disabilities, mobility, visual, hearing, speech, or psychological impairments, acquired brain injuries, or other health impairments, such as seizure disorders or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, are eligible for support services and special classes that are needed to fully participate in the educational process.

    Goals

    • To provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in the educational activities at Ventura College.
    • To provide qualified students with disabilities the required services and accommodations to meet their educational needs.
    • To provide qualified students with disabilities the special classes needed to prepare them for success in the general college classes.

    Educational Assistance Center

    VC Counseling

    Welcome to the Ventura College Counseling Department

     

     Our mission is to assist students to identify and succeed in achieving their educational, career and personal/life goals. All our counselors have the expertise to assist students with course selection, educational planning, and questions concerning requirements for majors, general education, graduation, or transfer to a four-year college or university.

    COVID-19 Counseling Update:

    Starting January 3, all in-person counseling services will require an appointment until further notice. Students can continue meeting with counselors via zoom or phone for appointments or dropby services.

     

    HOW TO MEET WITH A COUNSELOR:

    Child Development Center

    At Ventura College, quality child care is always an option . Toddler and preschool programs are available for children ages 2 years through pre-K.

    The Orfalea Child Development Center, Ventura College is located on campus at the corner of Telegraph Road and West Campus Way. Toddler and preschool programs provided emphasize active, hands-on learning. The Center also serves as a preschool laboratory for college students studying Child Development. The Center serves VC student, faculty and staff families, as well as families from the nearby community. A new waiting list begins each semester as the Ventura College campus schedule is released. Classrooms fill quickly; you are encouraged to get on the waiting list as soon as possible. Call (805) 289-6030 for a brochure or to set up a tour appointment with the director.


    Links: 

     

    Ventura College 2021-2022 Instructional Calendar (including holidays)


    Scholarships

    Ask us about CCAMPIS child care scholarships!


    Assistance in paying child care fees is available to student parents who qualify. Visit the Center or e-mail vcchilddev@vcccd.edu for more information.

     

    Hours of Operation:

    Fall 2021

    • Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    Spring 2022

    • Please contact the Child Development Center at (805) 289-6030 or email vcchilddev@vcccd.edu for current information.

    Summer 

    • Please contact the Child Development Center at (805) 289-6030 or email vcchilddev@vcccd.edu for current information.

    California Department of Social Services Licenses #561711563 and 56171564. 

    Career Center

    Spring 2022
    Career Center Hours

    The Career Center staff is available to meet with students for virtual appointments. Sessions are for currently enrolled VCCCD students:

    Virtual Drop-in Hours

    Monday - Thursday

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

     

    OR

     

    Schedule an appointment

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    CalWORKs

     

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    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. 

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