Ventura College Athletics

Information for Potential Recruits

Thank you for your interest in attending Ventura College as a student athlete. Ventura College provides a complete support system for the athlete that includes: athletic advising, athletic trainer, two equipment managers, faculty mentor program, tutoring program, study tables, and complete indoor and outdoor facilities. Training and conditioning are possible year-round. Ventura College provides a quality athletic program both in breadth and depth of offerings that will challenge your skills, be sensitive and responsive to your academic needs and prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.

Ventura College is a member of the Western State Conference (WSC) and the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA). We abide by the CCCAA constitution, bylaws, and WSC sports guides. The Dean of Health, Physical Education & Athletics, the Athletic Director and the eligibility clerk determine all athletic eligibility. The Athletics Director and Dean monitor the integrity of the athletic program regarding rules, compliance, and eligibility.

Ventura County Ranked "Most Desirable Place to Live"

Located along California's Gold Coast, 65 miles north of Los Angeles, Ventura is a "smaller" beach community with much to offer.  In a recent Washington Post article, Ventura County has been ranked as "the absolute most desirable place to live in America."  (See Article from August 17, 2015)

Information About Recruiting Rules of the CCCAA

Any prospective student-athlete not living within the state of California desiring information regarding athletic participation at Ventura College is required to first make contact with a representative of Ventura College either in writing, electronically or by telephone.

If you would like to receive more information about a specific athletic program, please use the following questionnaire.

Prospective Student Athlete Questionnaire

The CCCAA Constitution ByLaw 2 prohibits any California Community College college from paying for any expenses of attendance, including paying for "tuition, fees, housing, meals, books,"etc. (CCCAA ByLaw 2.11.2.B).  All prospective student athletes need to know the financial costs associated with attending Ventura College.

Estimated Out Of State Expenses 

Ventura College has an office dedicated to helping all international students who wish to attend, with a Foreign Student Advisor, Rosie Stutts (805-289-6313 or 805-289-6133, rstutts@vcccd.edu).  She assists all international students in providing assistance on immigration matters, coordinating all campus and community services available to foreign students, providing liaison with sponsoring agencies and foreign governments and promoting interaction between foreign students and the college and local community.

Ventura College International Students Information

The following links can guide all prospective students through the process of enrolling at Ventura College and becoming a Pirate.

Steps to Registration & Enrolling as a new student at Ventura College

For new students who graduated from high school in Ventura County, Ventura College offers the Ventura College Promise. The "Promise" is that all 2010 Ventura County high school graduates will have their enrollment fees covered during their first year of attendance at Ventura College. This same promise is extended to students who have successfully completed their GED requirements or who have completed the coursework for high school in 2010, but have not yet passed their exit exam. Expenses covered by the Ventura College Promise include the per-unit cost of classes, the Student Rep fee, the Health fee, and the Student Center fee.

Information About the Ventura College Promise

As a member of the CCCAA, Ventura College is not allowed to give athletic scholarships. Financial Aid is available to all students who qualify.

Information About Financial Aid at Ventura College

If you would like more information, please contact Athletic Director Will Cowen (805-654-6347, wcowen@vcccd.edu) or use our Staff Directory to find contact information for any member of our coaching staff. Also you may go to each sports' individual website (links located on the upper left hand side of this page under "Sports") to learn more about the each team.

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