The CalWORKs program is funded through the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges. CalWORKs is designed to promote self-sufficiency through employment and education. The population that is eligible to receive services via CalWORKs is TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients with minor children. The CalWORKs program partners with the Department of Public and Social Services (DPSS) to ensure students are their successful in school and the workplace. 

Services available include:

  • Career and academic counseling
  • Priority registration
  • Intensive case management
  • Work Study opportunities
  • Assistance with county requirements
  • School Supplies
  • Tutoring
  • Laptops (Borrow)
  • Commencement Regalia

Through the County DPSS program, CalWORKs students may receive supplemental services such as:

  • Childcare
  • Transportation
  • Textbooks and materials
  • Parking permits

It is recommended that students participate in at least two hours of study time for every lecture hour in class. Below is a chart converting units to hours spent in class along with the recommended study time per term for on-campus, online and hybrid classes. 

Course Units Class Lecture Hours Per Term Recommended Study Time Per Term:
1 unit 18 Hours 36 Hours
2 units 36 Hours 72 Hours
3 units 54 Hours 108 Hours
4 units 72 Hours 144 Hours
5 units 90 Hours 180 Hours
6 units 108 Hours 216 Hours