The Ventura County Community College District is a public community college district serving residents in Ventura County. The District's three colleges-Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura-offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, occupational and vocational training, basic skills instruction, as well as economic development and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. Each of the colleges provides a wide range of general programs and services to students, as well as focusing on its own unique and specialty areas. As of Fall 2013, VCCCD served 31,995 students.
is one of the oldest community colleges in California. Higher education in Ventura County began in 1925 when a junior college department was added to the high school in Ventura, and Ventura Junior College was founded shortly after. In 1955, the college moved to its present 112 acre hillside campus in the eastern part of Ventura.
is the second-oldest and largest of the colleges, located on 150 acres of sloping hillside land in the eastern region of Ventura County. The college has been serving the community since 1967.
, founded in 1975, is the newest of the three community colleges in the county. Set on 118 acres and located two miles from Pacific Ocean beaches, the college is easily accessible by the Ventura Freeway or the Pacific Coast Highway.
The District Administrative Center
, located in Ventura, oversees administrative functions and provides services to the three colleges in support of their mission.