Starfish Student

WHY USE Starfish Connect?

Schedule counseling appointments, connect with services, and receive messages from instructors to help students be more successful.

You can use Starfish Connect anytime!

You can access Starfish in two ways:
   • Your my.vcccd.edu portal
   • Your Canvas dashboard

Once in Starfish, you can view counselors’ availability and schedule appointments within a time frame that works for you. Instructors may post progress reports for your classes mid-semester, but messages may occur more often. You’ll also receive emails in your my.vcccd.edu account when these correspondences occur.

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SCHEDULING

Schedule appointments
With individual counselors, success coaches, financial aid &
scholarship specialists, or any support needed.

Choose a time-frame
That works for you.

Enter the Virtual waiting room
When you want immediate help, we are there.

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RESOURCES

Find names and contact info
Team Specialists that are here to help you.

Access your Support Services
Mental health counselors, Career Transfer Center, Library, Tutoring, & more.

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MESSAGES

Receive messages from instructors
Starfish is all about helping you be successful. Messages are intended to keep you on track, put you in touch with resources and team members that will accelerate progress. Your support team members may also reach out to you when prompted by an instructor. 

Progress reports
Overall attendance and engagement to keep you informed.

Alerts
Only if you are falling behind. AND as a courtesy to YOU.

Kudos
Encouragement to keep up the good work or when showing improvement.

 

International Student Program

The Office of International Student Program supports around a hundred international students through a comprehensive support program.

Our professional staff is devoted to assisting our international students to achieve their academic goals by offering a variety of services to meet students’ needs: application process, immigration advisement, academic counseling, activities, and clubs.

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Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday:  9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Office Staff:

Cláudia Wilroy
Director of International 
Email: cwilroy@vcccd.edu

Office Email:

mcinternational@vcccd.edu

 

 

Program for Accelerated College Education

 

A Degree Program for Busy Adults

Work. Kids. Life. College. Only 24 hours in a day. We know it’s not easy, so we created PACE.

PACE is a college program designed for busy adults that enables you to complete an Associate degree in about two years. PACE students take two courses every eight weeks with most courses offered 100% online. You'll get priority access to enroll in PACE courses and exclusive access to our PACE counselors to help you pick the right courses and stay on track.

Click below to see the two-year sequence of courses for each Associate degree:

Business Administration

Early Childhood Education

Computer Science

General Studies

Psychology

Once you complete your Associate degree, you have the option to pursue your Bachelor’s degree at one of our transfer partner Universities that also have programs built for busy adults, including CSU Channel Islands, Cal Lutheran University, and more.

Applying to PACE takes THREE easy steps:

Step one for PACE

STEP ONE
Complete a Moorpark College Application
 [CLICK HERE]
If you’re a current Moorpark student, you can skip this step. 

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Step two for PACE

STEP TWO
Complete a PACE Application
 [CLICK HERE]
If you applied to PACE before just email us.

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Step three for PACE

STEP THREE
Meet with a PACE Counselor
We’ll reach out to you after you submit your application for scheduling. 

Meet in-person or by phone so we can register you for classes and discuss your goals, especially if you want to transfer to a University after PACE.
*Important - Make sure to send us all your official transcripts from other colleges so we can give you credit for completed college courses.

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FAFSA for PACE

Ok, there’s actually a STEP FOUR. It’s optional, but we strongly recommend it:

Complete your FAFSA to see what financial aid you qualify for [CLICK HERE]
Most of our students don’t pay any tuition. 

And even if you don’t qualify, our enrollment fees are very affordable at $46 per unit for CA residents (or about $1,380 per year).  If you need help filling out the FAFSA, contact moorpark-pace@vcccd.edu for assistance.

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ONE MORE THING:
If you're not familiar with Moorpark College here's a quick fact:

Moorpark College ranks #1 of 114 community colleges in California for completion of degrees and transfers.
Check out the article!

DREAMers

About Us 

At Moorpark College we are committed to providing a safe, supportive and welcoming educational environment for students who are undocumented and those who come from mixed status families. Through intentional events, services, and connections we aim to empower students, faculty, staff and the campus community. We offer: 

Advocacy & Engagement Events 

USAW is October 17-21, 2022. View the PDF for events all week. All links are clickable for Zoom registration on the PDF:

We support students who are undocumented and those who come from mixed status families on their academics, career, and beyond such as Meet and Greets & Undocumented Student Action Week.  

 

USAW WEEK KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Javier Zamora: Oct 19 @12PM

Registration Link

Moorpark College is proud to announce a Zoom webinar featuring author Javier Zamora on October 19th at 12:00pm with a discussion of his personal memoir “SOLITO.” This one hour long event will be held on Zoom and is free to the public with online registration and is part of Undocumented Student Action Week.

Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador in 1990. When he was a year old, his father fled El Salvador due to the US-funded Salvadoran Civil War (1980-1992). His mother followed her husband’s footsteps in 1995 when Javier was about to turn five. Zamora was left at the care of his grandparents who helped raise him until he migrated to the US when he was nine. His first poetry collection, Unaccompanied (Copper Canyon Press, September 2017), explores some of these themes.

In his debut memoir, SOLITO (Hogarth, September 2022), Javier retells his nine-week odyssey across Guatemala, Mexico, and eventually through the Sonoran Desert. He travelled unaccompanied by boat, bus, and foot. After a coyote abandoned his group in Oaxaca, Javier managed to make it to Arizona with the aid of other migrants.

Zamora was a 2018-2019 Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University and holds fellowships from CantoMundo, Colgate University (Olive B. O'Connor), MacDowell, Macondo, the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation (Ruth Lilly)Stanford University (Stegner), and Yaddo. He is the recipient of a 2017 Lannan Literary Fellowshipthe 2017 Narrative Prize, and the 2016 Barnes & Noble Writer for Writers Award for his work in the Undocupoets Campaign.

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Education 

We inform and educate the campus community about the ever-changing political environment and share knowledge, updates, resources, and services to support students who are undocumented and come from mixed status families. This includes FREE Legal Immigration Services and workshops through the United Farm Workers Foundation. The Dreamers Workgroup collaborates to create further services and resources for students and professionals on campus.  

A Network of professional allies

We are on campus and we are committed to supporting students who are undocumented and those who come from mixed status families. Professional allies are familiar with the specific the needs, experiences of students and provide a safe space on-campus. 

Please feel free to reach out to us through email at mcdreamers@vcccd.edu with your questions!

DREAMer Counselors

Veterans Resource Center

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Thank you for your service!
You Served Us, Now Let Us Serve You!

Mission

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

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 dependent of a veteran, you may be eligible for veterans' educational benefits to help you achieve your education goals! 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.  Students are not required to use their GI Bill® to utilize the VRC.

Services Include:

  • GI Bill® Enrollment Certifications - fee reimbursement, housing allowance (if applicable), & pre-enrollment guidance
  • Priority registration for veterans (even if you are not using your educational benefits)
  • Individualized, 30 minute counseling appointments to assist in developing your educational plan
For Women Veterans:
 
‘‘GI Bill®’’ is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

WHY MC VRC?

Career Transfer Center

Welcome to the Career Transfer Center Website!

The Career Transfer Center offers a variety of services, resources, and activities designed to support you with your transfer and career development needs.  Our services are designed to enhance your educational experience at Moorpark College and assist you in identifying and accomplishing your educational and career goals.

 

Please use the menu items below for general information.  The side bar menu has specific transfer and  career related information.  We look forward to assisting you!

 

    Extended Opportunity Programs and Services

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    Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

    Ventura County Community College District recognizes that as a result of financial need, language differences and academic difficulties, some students will need special assistance for college success. The EOPS program is a state funded effort that provides special services to full time community college students. Participants must meet financial and educational disadvantage criteria. After eligibility requirements are met, services include the following: specialized academic/career counseling, book program (grant/voucher), priority registration, transfer assistance and workshops.

    Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)

    EOPS also offers Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) to EOPS students who are single parents receiving TANF/CalWORKs with children under the age of eighteen. CARE services are in addition to what a student would receive as an EOPS student.

    The EOPS Office is located at Student Service Annex (SS) 107A. Campus Map 

    Fall Hours of Operation:
    Monday

    8:00am - 5:00pm 

    Tuesday

    8:00am - 7:00pm 

    Wednesday

    8:00am - 7:00pm 

    Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm 

     

         Phone: (805) 378-1464        Fax: (805) 378-1521

         Email: mceops@vcccd.edu 

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    Academic Counseling

    Welcome to Academic Counseling Services! 

    PLEASE NOTE: Classes formerly called Graphic Design and Multimedia are now called Design. For a full listing of Design courses and their equivalent former names, see the current catalog.

    *If you are currently a K-12 student and will be a K-12 student in the fall (August) of 2022, please email mcdualenrollment@vcccd.edu or visit the Dual Enrollment page for more information.

    IN - PERSON DROP IN HOURS:

    MONDAY, TUESDAY, & THURSDAY: 9:00AM - 2:00PM 

    WEDNESDAY - 9:00AM -  12:00PM

    FRIDAY: 9:00AM - 11:00AM 

     VIRTUAL DROP-IN (Use Chrome or Firefox) 

    Please click the menu item, "Virtual Drop-In Express Counseling" below for more information.

    ACCESS

    ACCESS Updates:

    ACCESS office is offering in-person services in addition to continued online/phone appointments to meet every student's needs. Please go to "ACCESS Counseling" to attend Drop-In hours. You will log into a virtual waiting room with your my.vcccd.edu credential. If you have an online appointment with a Counselor or Specialist, a link to join the meeting will be sent to your email. 

    What is ACCESS?

    Accessibility Coordination Center and Educational Support Services (ACCESS) supports students with verified disabilities by determining and providing reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, and support services.

    ACCESS Mission Statement:

    Moorpark College and ACCESS are devoted to making higher education accessible to all. We recognize the value of student diversity and we are committed to providing a campus climate conducive to the success of all students. In addition, we support both the spirit and the letter of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 that guarantees every person with a disability equal access to all educational programs and activities offered by the College.

    Fall Hours of Operation:

    Days Hours
    Monday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Tuesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Wednesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Friday 8:00 am-12:00 pm

    Contact us:

    ACCESS Location:

    ACCESS is located on the ground floor of the LM building. This is a two story building at the northeast side of the campus. Students may reach ACCESS by parking in lot B and C. Campus Map

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    CalWORKs

    The Moorpark College CalWORKs program provides assistance to continuing or new students who are receiving TANF/CalWORKs (Cash Aid) benefits.

    What services does Moorpark College CalWORKs provide?

    • Academic Counseling, Priority Registration, Welfare to Work Advocacy and workshops for professional development.
    • Liaison with county social services regarding welfare-to-work plans and mandated hours, referrals to on-off campus programs and community based-services.
    • On campus work-study opportunities while pursuing an educational goal. Students gain valuable work-based knowledge and skills.
    • Transportation and educational supplies assistance.
    • Additional services include career and personal counseling and a safe and confidential environment for welfare-to-work transitional students.

    Who is eligible for College CalWORKs?

    • Students receiving cash aid or TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families) for themselves and their dependents.
    • Plan to work towards one of the following: certificate, associate degree, transfer to a 4 year university, and/or improve employability skills.
    • Willing to complete approved weekly activity hours (work-study, etc.)

    How do I know if I'm eligible for College CalWORKs?

    How do I apply for the CalWORKs program at Moorpark College?

    • Once you have determined that you will be attending Moorpark College follow the steps to participate in College CalWORKs, click on STEPS.

    The Moorpark College CalWORKs Office is located at Student Service Annex (SS) 107A. Campus Map

    Fall Hours of Operation:
    Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm 
    Tuesday

    8:00am - 7:00pm 

    Wednesday

    8:00am - 7:00pm 

    Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm 
    Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm 
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