FOREVER DRIVEN BY THE POWER OF EDUCATION
Develop your potential at Ventura College, where our students’ journey It’s easy to enroll & can
is at the heart of all that we do. We are committed to serving as a be more affordable
beacon of learning, inspiration, and guidance for both our students and than ever, thanks to our
our community. We’re a place where you can embrace what’s possible. Promise Program.
Experience innovative instruction, smaller class sizes, and phenomenal Don’t put a hold on your
student support programs while you focus on getting the most out of education, or your dreams!
your college education. No matter what you’re working toward, we’ll
get you on the road to your: Get started now.
• Associate Degree • Workforce Preparation
• Certificate Completion • College Readiness
• Transfer Units • Personal Education Goals
2018 - 2019 STATISTICS
ASSOCIATE DEGREES ���������1,696
ASSOC. FOR TRANSFER �������� 656 CERT OF ACHIEVEMENT ������� 588
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE ������� 986
FINANCIAL AID AWARDED
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Aside from our 19 award-winning athletic
sports and over 35 special interest clubs, VC
has many specialized programs to help all
students succeed. Student Services provides
departments such as Extended Opportunity
Programs and Services (EOPS), Disability
Services (DSPS), the Student Health Center,
Financial Aid, Basic Needs, and the VC Pirate
Pantry, along with services for Veterans, Foster
Youth, Undocumented Students, working
parents, and others.
If you’re ever confused about what classes
to take, or just need someone to hash
through your educational goals with you,
our educational counselors are here to help.
100% of our students have access to tutoring
during their time at our college.
TEXTBOOK & LAPTOP
To reduce costs, VC students can borrow
laptops and textbooks free of charge! VC also
offers hundreds of Zero Textbook-Cost (ZTC)
classes every year.
We’ve partnered with some amazing companies
and organizations in our community – including
Gibbs International, Haas Automation,
Community Memorial Hospital, Toyota, and
Ventura County Superior Court – to give you
access to incredible internship programs.
With a variety of programs and courses available, students have opportunities that can lead to an Associate
Degree, a Certificate in a high-demand career, or transfer to a four-year college or university. Plus, our
guided pathway philosophy makes it easier than ever to get moving toward a career. We offer studies in:
ARTS, LANGUAGE BUSINESS
EXPLORATORY HEALTH & WELLNESS
SOCIETY & EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE
Our transfer pathway system provides smooth sailing into four-year institutions like California State
University Channel Islands, California State University Northridge, University of California Santa
Barbara, University of California Los Angeles, and more. To see all the areas of study we offer, visit
VC career and certification programs are second to none, with offerings in Nursing, Emergency Medical
Technician, Paramedic, Registered Veterinary Technician, Diesel Mechanic, Automotive Technology,
Welding, Construction Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Architecture, Bookkeeping,
Administrative Assistant, Medical Coding, and Business Management to name a few.
Whether you choose to attend online or in person,
a low-cost, high quality education is in reach!
GSTETATINRGTED 1 APPLY online at
2 SET UP your MyVCCCD account
3 COMPLETE your new student
orientation – you can even do this online!
4 MEET with a counselor to create an
educational plan. Complete assessments
(if required) then get your Student ID
5 REGISTER for classes! Of course
there are a few other requirements, but
you’ll have access to everything you need
to get your college education on track.
PAYING FOR COLLEGE
PROMISE PROGRAM FINA
WHAT IS THE PROMISE? Comple
Ventura College promises that any first-time, full-time college student eligible
can attend Ventura College tuition free for the first TWO years.
Did you know that Ventura College was the first community college in California • Cal
to develop the Promise Program? In fact, our program was so successful, the state The Ve
adopted it for first year students. Ventura College offers it for the first TWO years barrier
and it covers students regardless of income or citizen documentation.
For decades, our alumni have shared
that they experienced a special
sense of school spirit at Ventura
College, thanks to Pirate Pride
(#vcpiratepride). Our wealth of
student clubs, diverse student body,
outstanding athletics programs,
compassionate and supportive
E culture, and more create a sense
of community and school loyalty
rivaling that of universities. And
we’ve been fostering this sense of
belonging for nearly 100 years!
ANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
lete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid Le damos la bienvenida a ustedes y sus hijos al colegio de
A) or California Dream Act Application to become Ventura. Hay buenas posibilidades que sus hijos pueda
e for aid from state and federal programs, including: matricularse en el colegio de gratis y poder quedarse cerca
de la casa mientros obtienen una gran educación.
deral Pell Grant • Student Success Completion Grant
Para información en español or para revisar este panfleto
Grant • VC Promise Program en español por favor visitenos en nuestra website.
entura College Foundation alleviates financial
rs by providing scholarships for our students.
4667 Telegraph Rd
Ventura, CA 93003
A MESSAGE TWO CAMPUSES
VENTURA Ventura College Ventura College - East Campus
COLLEGE 4667 Telegraph Road 957 Faulkner Road, Suite #106
PRESIDENT Ventura, CA 93003 Santa Paula, CA 93060
As the college President, it is my pleasure to personally SANTA OJAI SANTA PAULA FILLMORE
invite you to take the next steps toward meeting your BARBARA MAIN EAST
educational and career goals at Ventura College. Join us CAMPUS CAMPUS
and climb aboard the VC Pirate Ship! VENTURA
VC strives to be a beacon of learning and source of MOORPARK LOS
inspiration for our over 13,000 students and community ANGELES
members. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving OXNARD CAMARILLO SIMI
Institution, VC is committed to equity and social justice. PORT VALLEY
We believe that students come first and deserve
a learning environment that fosters collaboration, HUENEME
communication, and mutual respect.
Let me share some exciting information about your TODAY! @ventura_college
new college: @venturacollegeofficial
• VC was the first institution of higher education (805) 289-6000
in Ventura County.
• VC has provided high quality and affordable
instruction and services since being established
• First-time, full-time students can enroll tuition
free for two years
• 70% of VC students receive financial aid.
• VC Foundation supports students through our
textbook lending library and with over 400
• 20 student clubs and 19 sports teams are
available for you to join.
Lastly, you should know that Ventura College has a great
deal of Pirate Pride and we wear orange on Thursdays.
At VC, we celebrate all students and are committed to
your academic success.
I look forward to seeing you around campus.