location: SEC-144 (Room 150)
tel: 408-855-5228 (appointments)

CalWORKS Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am 2:00 pm

The CalWORKs Program provides educational support and resources to help students obtain the skills needed to be placed in and retain family supporting employment.  

Students currently served are: CalWORKs participants and students receiving Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) cash aid.

Supportive services include: Academic and career counseling, priority registration, book vouchers, child care support, and job readiness skills. Counseling services include assistance with welfare-to-work plans, education plans and 20, 30 or 35 hour weekly schedules. We provide coordinated referrals to both on-campus and community resources such as: Catholic Charities, VTA Outreach and the Santa Clara County Family Stabilization Program. In addition, CalWORKs offers on-campus work study positions in collaboration with other departments.

Students new to CalWORKs, please see the

New Student Checklist (Santa Clara County)

New Student Checklist (out of county)

By using CalWORKs services I will:

  • Determine an educational goal and outline an educational plan
  • Demonstrate job readiness skills through on-campus or off-campus employment (for county referred non-SIP students)
  • Successfully complete the program as defined by the Santa Clara County Department of Social Services
Service Area Outcomes

SAO 1: CalWORKs students will create an educational plan with the Mission College CalWORKs counselor by the end of their first semester on CalWORKs.
SAO 2: CalWORKs students will be employed in on-campus or off-campus positions, or will volunteer at non-profit organizations.
SAO 3: CalWORKs students will increase their knowledge of county and college resources by the end of their initial meeting with the CalWORKs counselor.