HSI Title V Grants at Oxnard College

Oxnard College is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The U.S Department of Education Title V HSI Grant assists with strengthening institutional programs, facilities, and services to expand the educational opportunities for Hispanic Americans and other underrepresented populations. Title V grants enable HSI schools to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.

Project Acceso Y Progreso (2020-2025)

Project Acceso y Progreso goals are to increase Oxnard College’s institutional capacity and impact in three key areas: 1) Student Access 2) Student Retention 3) Student Completion which includes transfer to a 4-year institution as identified by the student’s educational goal.  Project Acceso y Progreso will simultaneously create and integrate parallel, sustainable financial literacy educational activities and workshops, group and individualized services into all of the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) objectives and activities of the Project Design. Title V funds present a unique opportunity of profoundly impacting core practices within Oxnard College. Acceso y Progreso focuses on innovative, cost-effective strategies that significantly strengthen the infrastructure and that hold the greatest potential for institutionalization and minimizes the need for permanent staff commitments beyond the five-year grant funding cycle.  As a direct result of this Title V grant funding, Oxnard College will establish an endowment fund that will support on-going expenditures beyond the five-year grant funding.

Proyecto Éxito

The aim of Proyecto Éxito is to support students through increased activities and intentional outreach to connect students to our Career Center and Transfer Center services. The grant objectives include 1) increase transfer and career success through skills and work-based learning 2) increase financial literacy 3) increase transfer and career placement 4) peer mentorship and 5) faculty and counselor professional development. Further, this Title V grant will establish an Endowment to support ongoing project expenses beyond the sunsetting of this grant. 

First Year Experience (FYE) Program

The First Year Experience (FYE) program is designed for first-year students transitioning from high school to college. FYE ensures that first-year students have the tools and support necessary to establish a strong foundation and foster fun experiences that empower students to navigate their first year at Oxnard College and beyond.


  • Recent high school graduate
  • Students must apply to the program and attend Discovery Orientation
  • Students must meet with a counselor to complete Math and English placement and 1st semester course plan.
  • Be full time college students
  • Oxnard College must be their primary campus

 Why should you join?

  • 100% FREE
  • Meet new people:  Connect and socialize with other first-year students.  (Dodgeball and Soccer tournaments, Halloween celebration, Painting event and much more)
  • Educational counseling and planning:  You will have access to the FYE program’s own dedicated counselor we will help you create your plan to graduate or earn a certificate
  • Build Community: Create a supportive circle of friends, mentors and allies within the OC family.
  • Extended orientation: Get to know all the FREE resources that Oxnard College has to offer.
  • Priority registration for spring and summer/fall semesters (for students who complete program requirements)

For more information, please call the FYE Office at 805-678-5952,or visit the FYE page on the Oxnard College website.


The mission of OC STEM is to help future STEM professionals get their start here at Oxnard College. We do this through programs such as:

  • Illumineers (STEM tutors and mentors)
  • OC Make (a makerspace for learning by doing)
  • OC Campaigns and our
  • Condor Connections mentoring projects.

Efforts often employ student workers as mentors and tutors.

The OC STEM team is here to help you on your path to a STEM career. Connecting with us helps you to connect with STEM experiences and opportunities.

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