Veterans Resource Center


You Served Us, Now Let Us Serve You!

Location:

  • Student Services Annex Room 108

Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday:  8 AM - 6 PM
  • Fridays: 8 AM to 12 PM

School Certifying Official Hours:

  • Monday: 10 AM - 2 PM
  • Tuesday: 11 AM - 4 PM
  • Wednesday: 11 AM - 4 PM

Counseling Hours:

Walk-ins only until February 6, 2017.  Beginning February 6, students can make appointments to see a counselor.

  • Monday: 10:15 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Tuesday:  11 AM - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday:  11 AM - 2:45 PM

Contact Info:

  • Veterans Resource Center: mcveterans@vcccd.edu, Phone: 805-553-4106, Student Services Annex (SSA-108).
  • School Certifying Official - GI Bill:  Maria Martin, mmartin@vcccd.edu, Phone: 805-553-4103.
  • Counseling Services are housed in the Veterans Resource Center and the Counseling Department in Fountain Hall. For assistance, please contact the Veterans Resource Center at (805) 553-4106 or the Counseling Department at (805) 378-1428.

The VRC will be closed from July 26th-July 31st and will reopen on August 1st at 8am.

Please note: During the closure, veteran students are open to go inside the general counseling and meet with a counselor assistant at the front desk who will be their first contact. It is important that students are told to identify as veterans. This will let the counselor assistant know to connect them with an available counselor and not refer them back out to drop in. Once the student had been identified as a veteran, the counselor assistant will be sure they are seen by a counselor. Students should also be reminded they will need to complete the blue card and provide it to the VRC with the educational plan in order to be certified

Mission

The Moorpark College Veterans Resource Center (VRC) provides support services focused on the special needs and requirements of today's military veterans, service members and dependents to assist students in transitioning to the college environment and in achieving their academic and personal development goals.

Vision

The Moorpark College VRC demonstrates the college's commitment to being recognized as one of the nation's top military friendly schools by providing high quality support services to military veterans, service members, and their dependents. Moreover, the VRC will strive to become a center of excellence for Ventura and Los Angeles county veterans by offering leadership opportunities and innovative education support services to the target population.

Veteran Educational Benefits

Moorpark College recognizes the sacrifice of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. If you are a veteran, or a survivor or dependent of a veteran, you may be eligible for veterans' educational benefits to help you achieve a great college education!

Veteran Services are available to support your educational goals as you make use of your GI Bill educational benefits. We can provide assistance as you complete the necessary paperwork to ensure you receive the proper entitlement pay and guide you toward a variety of campus resources ranging from tutoring to career and personal counseling. Contact the GI Bill School Certifying Official to inquire about and activate your benefits, including priority registration.  Please also visit our veteran's club webpage for ways you can get involved with other veterans on campus.

 

BENEFITS INCLUDE

  • GI Bill Enrollment Certifications - fee reimbursement, housing allowance (if applicable), & pre-enrollment guidance
  • Priority registration (even if you are not using your educational benefits)
  • Individualized, hour long counseling appointments to assist in developing your educational plan
  • Several computer work stations & laptop study desk
  • Complimentary printing (black &white and color) for veterans and document scanner ability
  • Comfortable couches & sink
  • A microwave & refrigerator
  • Complimentary coffee & tea
  • A multipurpose group room for studying and socializing
  • Multi-subject tutoring during the regular academic year
  • Information board & pamphlets: jobs, classified, and community veteran activities
  • Events honoring military related holidays to spread military culture across campus
  • Veterans graduation stole & medallion
  • Advocacy & referral services to local and regional agencies

 

Checklist for Educational Benefits at Moorpark College:

New & Returning students: Steps to get started using your VA educational benefits at Moorpark College.  

Continuing students: The checklist for using your VA educational benefits at Moorpark College.

Educational Plan Request Form
 

For More Information and Important Links:

1. For information and forms regarding eligibility, application for benefits, enrollment verifications, and frequently asked questions, please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website at www.gibill.va.gov

2. California Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.cdva.ca.gov/

3. Verify your attendance for Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30): https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do

4. National Resource Directory, Wounded Warriors, vets, and caregivers: www.NationalResourceDirectory.gov

5. VA Benefits Online Application: http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

6. SMART, ACE, AARTS Transcript Requests: https://jst.doded.mil

7. Air Force (CCAF) Transcript Requests: http://www.au.af.mil/au/barnes/ccaf/transcripts.asp