Unemployed

Discovering Your Next Opportunity.

If you're looking for a job with good pay and benefits, college can help you find it. The California Community Colleges can train you for jobs in growing fields like green technology, advanced manufacturing, health care, computer science, electronics, biotechnology, and police and fire science. Many colleges also offer short-term programs with hands-on training that can lead to immediate employment.

Visit californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu and click on “Find a Program” to see which colleges provide the career training you want. You can also visit our Helpful Links page to find more information and resources.

If you are receiving unemployment benefits, contact your local One Stop Career Center to make sure your benefits will continue while you are enrolled in community college. One Stop Career Center locations can be found at servicelocator.org.

How Do I Pay for College

Financial aid is available year-round to cover the cost of community college fees, books, supplies and sometimes even help with the rent. To figure out what types of aid (and how much of it) you qualify for, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

If your income has significantly changed because you lost your job, talk to your financial aid office so they can take that into consideration when figuring out your award amount. To get contact information for your local financial aid office, check out the Financial Aid Office Locator page.

Financial Aid Office Locator

Enter your zip code to find the nearest financial aid office