Students planning to take classes to increase knowledge, develop skills, obtain a certificate or degree, and/or transfer to a university will know the steps necessary to ensure the successful completion of their goal(s).
Student Services at Oxnard College exists to provide support services to current and potential students for educational access and success. Student Development Theory has been adopted as the Student Service model at Oxnard College to guide students toward the development of self-reliance and self-directed characteristics and encourage the acquisition of skill sets needed for academic and career success. In support of this model, Student Services evaluates student academic readiness and provides recommendations for appropriate courses, programs of study and strengthens retention and persistence through personal growth courses, financial resources, student activities, continuous follow-up and Early Alert activities. The following descriptive list of Student Service areas outlines student programs and services available.
Admissions and Records
The Admissions and Records Office performs a variety of functions and services that facilitate student access to the college from preadmission through the achievement of their educational and career goals. Admission functions include preadmission guidance, admission, residency determination and reclassification, registration and program adjustments. Records functions include processing grades, transcripts, external transcript evaluations, applications for degrees, certificates and transfer certification, enrollment verifications and determination of eligibility for veteran’s benefits and intercollegiate athletics. The Admissions and Records Office is located in the Student Services Building. Call (805) 678-5810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Campus Police Services
Campus police officers, assisted by student police cadets, provide law enforcement and security services to the campus community. Officers patrol the campus by vehicle, foot, bicycle, and cart(s), and are trained to respond to all calls, including active shooter incidents. Anyone observing or having knowledge of possible criminal activity on or about the campus is asked to promptly report the facts of the situation to the on-duty campus police officer.
The Campus Police Office phone number is (805) 678-5805 (from campus phones dial 5805). You can also reach the campus police office by dialing 678-5800. For emergencies, dial 911 from College phones or 911 from pay phones. This will put you in touch with the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The CHP will then forward the information to Oxnard Police and to the college Dispatch center.
You can also provide an anonymous tip by calling (805) 639-8629, via email at email@example.com, or by using the TipNow app on your smartphone. Students who want to be notified of emergencies on campus are encouraged to login to the my.vcccd.edu student portal and click on “Maintain Emergency Alert Information” on the “My College” tab under “My Student Records.” Detailed guidance on matters concerning student conduct and traffic regulations is provided in the appendices of this Catalog.
Child Development Center
The Oxnard College Child Development Center (OC CDC) provides high-quality early care and education services for children ages 33 months to 5 years old. The Center welcomes the children of Oxnard College students, employees, and community members. It is located on the northeast corner of the campus and operates year-round, Monday through Friday from 7:30 am–5:30 pm. The program currently offers part-day and full-day schedules to meet the needs of the community. We are licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services and administered under Title 22 regulations, LIC #561710651.
The staff and faculty acknowledge the importance of valuing every child’s culture and continuing to develop the home language. The teaching staff works collaboratively with the families and stakeholders to provide a learning environment and activities that prioritize multilingual language development and cultural responsiveness. Our program serves as a model laboratory school for future child development professionals. College students observe classroom interactions and have hands-on experiences to blend the theoretical with the practical, integrating knowledge with experience.
Our program philosophy is that young children learn best “by doing,” and we support school readiness through a well-rounded curriculum. The daily program focuses on social and emotional development, language and literacy development, music and movement, and STEAM experiences (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). Additionally, the program promotes multilingualism and embeds Personalized Oral Language Learning (POLL) strategies to support and build dual language learners.
Registration and tuition fees are paid monthly. We accept subsidized childcare assistance (CDR) and offer scholarships for qualified Oxnard College student-parents. For more information, to add your child to the interest list, or to request a tour, please contact OC CDC at (805) 678-5801 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our webpage at https://www.oxnardcollege.edu/cdc. Se habla español.
Student Health Center
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the mental and physical health services available at Oxnard College that provide holistic care and support for student success.
Oxnard College Student Health Center is here to support students’ success in college by promoting physical, emotional, and psychological wellness. We provide nursing, medical and mental health services to help you meet your educational and life goals. The student health center can also assist you in finding community health and wellness resources.
Free Health Services
- Mental health counseling
- Illness visits/nurse practitioner and doctor consults
- Health Screening: diabetes, blood pressure, vision, body fat analysis
- Help to quit smoking
- Healthy lifestyle counseling
- Accidents and emergencies on campus
- Over the counter medications
Student Health 101
A free online health magazine provided by the Health Center at http://readsh101.com/oxnardcollege.html.
Services Requiring an Additional Fee
- Program physicals: EMT, dental hygiene, dental assisting, child care (no athletic physicals)
- Immunizations – Flu Shots, TDAP, Hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella and varicella
- TB Tests
- Tests: laboratory tests such as blood tests, pregnancy tests, and immunity titers required for program physicals
The schedule for professional care varies each semester and includes some evening hours. Please refer to the Student Health Center web page at www.oxnardcollege.edu or call (805) 678-5832 for hours of operation.
Any injuries or accidents on campus or at college sanctioned events must be reported to the student health center to be covered by student accident insurance.
The local community and K-12 partners, will know how to get information about Oxnard College program offerings and services, and will know how to gain access to Oxnard College.
The Outreach and Recruitment office highlights the value of Oxnard College and the Student Equity and Achievement Program services while facilitating the enrollment of new and continuing students from our local high schools and the community. Outreach and Recruitment is committed to recruiting a diverse student population through college fairs, campus visits, and presentations to local high schools and community organizations. The goal is to enhance collaboration within our service area to increase enrollment at Oxnard College by providing effective services to K-12 schools and the community.
Oxnard College does not support or condone fraudulent and aggressive recruiting practices. The College will continue to uphold its high ethical standards for recruiting.
Students eligible for veterans services will have access to information about services available, their options, and their responsibilities.
Military Veterans and Eligible Dependents
The Colleges of the Ventura County Community College District offer courses approved for VA benefits under Chapters 30,31,32,33,35, and 1606/1607 under Title 38 of the U.S. Code. All veterans and eligible dependents are required to apply for admission and VA benefits before seeing a counselor and the VA Certifying Official. They are also responsible for notifying the VA Certifying Official on campus of any changes in their academic program, class schedule, in their marital or dependent status, or to their address.
AB272: Registration priority is granted to any member or former member of the Armed Forces of the U.S. for any academic term attended within four years of leaving active duty, who meet the 3SP requirements.
Enrollment can only be certified to the Veterans Administration for benefits when a student has completed the following:
- Apply for College admission at oxnardcollege.edu/apply.
- Apply for your VA benefits online at gibill.va.gov.
- Make an appointment with a College counselor to complete the Veteran’s Educational Plan and Service Form for the current term.
- Submit official transcripts from all other colleges and universities you have attended, including JST military transcripts, to the campus Veteran’s Certifying Official.
- Submit required paperwork to the VA Certifying Official in the Admissions and Records Office.
Important: Veterans who have attended other colleges: an unofficial transcript can be used for the initial counseling appointment. Please submit official transcripts to the Admissions & Records office shortly thereafter.
The Oxnard College Veterans Benefit Specialist/Certifying Official is located in the Student Services Building in the Admissions and Records Office, at (805) 678-5259 or 678-5844.
The California Department of Veteran Affairs can be reached directly at (800) 952-5626 or calvet.ca.gov.
The Department of Veteran Affairs can be reached at (888) 442-4551 or gibill.va.gov.
Veterans Educational Benefits
The colleges of the Ventura County Community College District are approved to process claims for students who are eligible to receive educational benefits under various chapters from the VA.
Students interested in filing benefits claims or receiving information should contact V.A. Certifying Official in the Admissions & Records Office.
Students eligible for veteran’s services will have access to information about services available, their options and their responsibilities for using benefits.
Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018
For Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch 33) students and VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e) which means Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments. For eligibility consideration, a Post 9/11 GI Bill student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Student must provide a VAF 28-1905 form. All persons seeking enrollment must meet the general admissions policies. Those seeking to use VA Education Benefits must submit all prior transcripts for a transfer evaluation and submit one of the following a 22-1990, 22-1995, 22-5490, or a 22-5495 to the VA.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Enrollment and Rate of Pay
Only courses which meet requirements for the major and degree objective indicated on the veterans’ Educational Plan will be certified for payment. If the educational objective is changed, the student must complete a new Educational Plan. Veterans must request enrollment certification each semester if they want to continue to receive benefits. It is not automatic.
V.A. educational benefits are paid based on the number of certified units in which the student is enrolled:
- 12 or more units = full-time pay
- 9 - 11 units = three-quarter time pay
- 6 - 8 units = pay varies by benefit type
Please contact the VA for information regarding one-half time pay requirements for your specific chapter.
- 6 units = full-time for 8 week classes
- 4 units = full-time for 6 week classes
- (3/4 and half-time pay calculated accordingly)
Payment amounts are calculated based on eligibility, Chapter of benefits, and units certified as determined by the Veteran’s Administration.
The majority of VA Educational Assistance Programs do not pay a monthly allowance for less than half-time enrollment, although the veteran may be reimbursed for the cost of tuition and fees.
Under existing Veterans’ Administration regulations, a student repeating a course is not eligible for veterans’ benefits in most cases. Veterans should, therefore, check with the V.A. Certifying Official in the Admissions & Records Office before repeating a course.
In addition to the academic probation and dismissal standards applicable to all students, the Veterans’ Administration requires that standards of progress be adopted for certification of educational benefits.
For the purpose of certification for educational benefits, academic probation is defined as the failure to complete a minimum of 50% of the total units attempted, and/or to maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average.
Unsatisfactory progress occurs when a veteran has been placed on academic probation for two consecutive semesters. Unsatisfactory progress must be reported to the Veteran’s Administration, and the veteran may not be certified for future educational benefits. Any veteran placed on unsatisfactory progress must consult the campus V.A. Certifying Official and receive academic counseling before educational benefits can be reinstated.
For more information about Veteran Support Services at Oxnard College, please visit our website: www.oxnardcollege.edu/veterans or visit with our Veteran Counselor in the Counseling office.