What is CalWORKs?

The CalWORKs, or "California Work Opportunities & Responsibility to Kids", Program is a state-mandated program that provides educational and training assistance to student-parents who are receiving TANF Benefits. The Program aids students in achieving long-term success through the attainment of higher education, which, in turn, promotes self-sufficiency and personal growth. At Oxnard College, the objective of the CalWORKs Program is to equip the CalWORKs student with special supportive services including academic counseling, childcare, Work-Study, and insuring compliance with the Human Services Agency's Welfare-to-Work Program regulations. 

Oxnard College CalWORKs Mission Statement

The focus of the Oxnard College CalWORKs Program is to empower student-parents within a supportive community united in bridging the gap from adversity to self-sufficiency through higher education and personal success. 


In order for a student-parent to be eligible for the CalWORKs Program, he or she MUST

  • Be enrolled in at least 6 units with the primary college being Oxnard
  • Be receiving the Adult Portion of TANF Benefits, also known as Cash Aid
  • Have a Ventura County CalWORKs Community College Referral Form

Student Support Services Include

  • Early Registration
  • Tutoring Services
  • Academic, Career, and Personal Counseling
  • Job Development and Post Employment Services
  • Referrals to On- and Off-Campus Resources
  • Activities and Workshops to help meet the County of Ventura HSA Requirements
  • Advocacy for County, Child Care, and College-Related Concerns
  • Paid Internship Opportunities (Based on Funding Availability)
  • Computer Lab with Printing Capabilities
  • School and Testing Supplies