Opportunity Program and Services (E.O.P.S)
(on this page): What
is E.O.P.S.? | Who is Eligible? | How
to Apply for E.O.P.S.
from the Director
My name is Carl D. Smith and I am the Director of E.O.P.S. As
Director, I have made differences in E.O.P.S. by providing
leadership in guiding the program to provide caps and
gowns for graduates, scholarships, holiday gift certificates,
book service, cash grants, ASB cards, and other services
to E.O.P.S. students.
as an E.O.P.S. Counselor, I was able to provide counseling
to guide E.O.P.S. students in their quest for
vocational certificates, associate degrees, transfer
information and off-campus referrals. As
Director of E.O.P.S., I will continue to provide services
to E.O.P.S. students; students are my first concern. I
believe no one should ask more from others than they
expect from themselves. I am now ready and
willing to take on the challenges of the 21st century. How
from the Counselors
Have you thought about attending college, but figured it wouldn't be possible? Have
you tried college before and it didn't work out? Would you like
a career you love, but think you don't have the education necessary? If
you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then E.O.P.S. is
for you. As a counselor in E.O.P.S., I am here to help you attain
the educational goals that will lead to the career of your dreams. I
will closely monitor your educational plan to make sure you're on the right
track. Encouragement, direction, and support are emphasized
in this program. College is for everyone! And YES, you can succeed;
I am here to assist in any way I can to help you make your dreams a
Welcome to E.O.P.S.! E.O.P.S. is a special support services program. We
believe that every person who walks through our office doors is already
a winner. We provide tutors, book service, priority registration, and more!
As a counselor, I will help you in your quest to achieve your goals. Victor
Valley College offers a wide variety of vocational certificates which can
provide opportunities for employment. In addition, our campus offers Associate
of Arts or Associate of Science degrees and/or classes to transfer to a
four-year institution (UC or CSU system). Our belief is that anything you
put your effort toward, you can achieve. The ultimate goal is to realize
your potential and to understand where it can take you in life. I will
help you explore your career ideas and assist in making the best decision
for you. As a great ship captain once said, the boat moves forward with
effort--that's you; the navigation is what guides your efforts toward your
destination--that's us! The challenge is yours.
Having a "strong passion" for education and the impact it can
have on one's quality of life, is essential when planning life goals. E.O.P.S.
provides appropriate direction, guidance and support, to successfully
guide students in making sound educational and career decisions. With
dedication and commitment, we will continue to create an environment
to help you develop your maximum potential.
of E.O.P.S. is to encourage the enrollment and retention of students
who are educationally and financially disadvantaged. E.O.P.S.
will assist these students in successfully completing a vocational
certificate, an AA/AS degree, or in transferring to a four-year
college or university.
A student who…
- is a California
- is educationally
disadvantaged (determined by the Victor Valley College Assessment
- has applied
for financial aid
- is eligible
for BOGW A or BOGW B
- is enrolled
in 12 or more units in the Spring or in the Fall semester (not
required if you are a DSPS student), ; or 4 or more units during
the Winter or Summer session
- has not
received an Associates Degree (AA/AS) or completed more than
70 degree applicable units from any other college, including
Victor Valley College
to Apply for E.O.P.S.
- Be admitted
as a student at Victor Valley College.
- Take the
Assessment Test. This will provide information that enables
you and the E.O.P.S. Counselor to make better selections of
classes based on reading, English, and math skills.
in 12 or more units of classes in the Fall semester or in the
Spring semester; (not required if you are a DSPS student),
or register in 4 or more units in the Winter or Summer session.
- Fill out
an E.O.P.S. application, in person, at the E.O.P.S. office. Be
sure to bring in your proof of income, whether it's a Tax Return
(1040), or an Untaxed Income Form or a copy of your Student
Aid Report (SAR), (which is filled out and
stamped by the agency), and your current (within the last
3 years) assessment scores.
- The E.O.P.S.
office will notify you by mail of your eligibility status.
here to download the NEW, UPDATED 2006-2007
online E.O.P.S. application.
it out, fill out the form, and bring it in to:
EOPS Application deadlines are as follows:
18422 Bear Valley Road
Victorville, CA 92395-4271
applications between the dates of January 2nd to May
- Summer 2007 Session:
- Accepting applications between the dates of June 11 and June 28, 2007.
- Fall 2007 Semester:
- Accepting applications between the dates of July 9 and Nov. 9, 2007.
- Winter/Spring 2008:
- Accepting applications between the dates of Jan. 7 and May 2, 2007.
here to download the Progress Report for online classes
An E.O.P.S. counselor will assist the E.O.P.S. student in determining
what educational program to follow from the wide variety of academic
and vocational course offerings and programs.
Assistants: Each E.O.P.S. student will be assigned a student
assistant who will be available to answer questions and help
the E.O.P.S. student become acquainted with the college campus
and all the services the college offers.
E.O.P.S. students are eligible for tutoring in any area in which
additional help is needed. Tutors are qualified and must be recommended
by their instructors. Hours are assigned at the convenience of
the tutor and tutee. Tutoring must take place on campus.
staff will also help the student to identify community services
agencies that might be of assistance:
- Family Services
- Social Aid
- Health Services
Does E.O.P.S. Encourage Students?
special services such as:
- Book Service
- Caps and
- ASB Cards
- Excellence & Achievement
- Work Study
or questions concerning E.O.P.S. at Victor Valley College, contact:
E.O.P.S. Office, (760) 245-4271, ext. 2438
through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday only, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Student Services II, Building 50 (Not sure where Building 50 is? Click
here to view Campus Maps.)
AGENCIES RESOURCES FOR EDUCATION (C.A.R.E.)
Program is funded by the State of California. C.A.R.E. is an
educationally emphasized support program for single parents
receiving TANF. By increasing your education, you will become
more confident, more self-sufficient, enhance your employability
and make possible the transition from welfare to independence.
Can C.A.R.E. Help Me?
and/or assists you with the following, at no cost:
Aid Grants: Child care*, transportation, books, parking
School supplies, typing service, study room--computers (internet
Campus and community; National Center for Missing and Exploited
With on-/off-campus agencies including AFDC/TANF/GAIN/CalWORKs
Programs: Group meetings, Family Day, Adults Day, holiday
party, Wall of Encouragement
I Eligible for C.A.R.E.?
To be eligible
for C.A.R.E., you must meet all of the following requirements:
- Be eligible
and on active status in E.O.P.S.
- Be enrolled
in 12 or more units in the spring or the fall semester
- Be considered
single and head of household by AFDC or TANF or CalWORKs
- Be a recipient
of AFDC or TANF or CalWORKs
- Have at
least one child under the age of fourteen (14)
- Have applied for
to Apply for C.A.R.E.!
are available at the C.A.R.E. office, located in Student
Service II building (760) 245-4271, ext. 2247 or 2291
hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30
a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Last Modified: 2008-05-07.