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CalWORKs Information

The Hartnell College CalWORKs Program serves CalWORKs Cash Aid (formerly AFDC) recipients who are enrolled at Hartnell College. The CalWORKs Office is located on the first floor of the CALL building. The CalWORKs Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.To schedule an appointment with the CalWORKs Counselor call 755-6860.

Getting Started:

New CalWORKs students must complete a CalWORKs Application and submit a current Passport to Service, PRIOR to setting an appointment with the CalWORKs Counselor.

New CalWORKs students are strongly encouraged to take the STAAR Assessment Test BEFORE meeting with the CalWORKs Counselor. For testing dates or to set an appointment, please contact the STAAR Assessment Office at (831) 759-6054 or (831) 755-6820

Continuing students must submit a current Passport to Service the day of your appointment. You may obtain a Passport to Service from your CWES Case Worker.

Appointments will not be scheduled without a current Passport to Service! No Exceptions!


The program offers five student centered services:

(1) Counseling Case Management, which includes:
  • Design of an education, study, and employment plan
  • Personal and confidential counseling
  • Selection of courses for rapid employment with goal of advancement in a chosen field
  • Linkage to campus and community resources
  • Supportive coordination with the Department of Social Services

    (2) Career and Employment Programs and Services, which provide:
  • Vocational assessment for career decision making
  • Local and state labor market information for informed decision making
  • Job search skills and assistance
  • Access to the Job Bank
  • College credit for on-the-job training through Cooperative Work Experience

    (3) Financial Aid, which may include assistance with:
  • Child Care
  • Tuition and fees
  • Books and supplies
  • Living expenses
  • Transportation
  • Personal Expenses

    (4) Education, which provides general employment skills and occupational training, and is designed to:
  • Prepare people for jobs in the local labor market.
  • Provide intensive, short-term training for higher wage jobs.
  • Offer flexible entrance and exit schedules.

    (5) Coordination with EOPS/CARE Programs, providing additional services for single-parent families who receive CalWORKs Cash Aid and have a child under 14 years old.
  • For additional information about the Hartnell College CalWORKs Program, call (831)755-6860.