HOW TO MEET WITH A COUNSELOR: Schedule an Appointment or Ask a Question

  • Via Phone: 805-289-6448 (see hours below).
  • Via Email: Please be sure to include your name, 900# and be as detailed as possible in regards to your needed assistance.
    • If your question is in regards to issues with a prerequisite, please email us and make sure to include any supporting documents like transcripts or AP scores to show how you met the prerequisite.
  • Online: To meet with a counselor through our online platform, Cranium Café, please visit click Online Counseling

Welcome to the Ventura College Counseling Department. Our mission is to assist students to identify and succeed in achieving their educational, career and personal/life goals.

All our counselors have the expertise to assist students with course selection, educational planning, and questions concerning requirements for majors, general education, graduation, or transfer to a four-year college or university.

Our office is located in the Student Services Center (SSC) and we are open Monday through Friday for counseling appointments and drop-in counseling. Please see below for our current office hours of operation.

Day Time
Monday 7:45am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:45am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:45am - 5:00pm
Thursday 7:45am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:45am - 1:00pm


Please be advised that counselor availability and hours of operation are subject to change. For daily availability, please call our counseling office at (805) 289-6448