If you are interested in learning more about the CalWORKs Program OR if you would like to set up an appointment with a CalWORKs Counselor, please contact  Eve Castellanos.


The California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Program at Reedley College is designed to help recipients who receive cash aid from the Counties of Fresno, Madera, and Tulare earn vocational skills and reach your education goals to help you become gainfully employed and financially self-sufficient.
If you receive cash aid from a county welfare department, have children, and are enrolled in college or want to sign up for college, you can participate in the CalWORKs Program at Reedley College or at Clovis, Madera, or Oakhurst Centers. 

If you attend Reedley College while receiving aid, you may be eligible for:

  • Academic, Career, & Personal Counseling
  • Assistance with purchasing Textbooks & Supplies
  • Assistance Child Care & Transportation: - there are also options for public transportation to the RC campus from Kingsburg, Selma, Fowler, Parlier, Sanger, and Dinuba.
  • Financial Aid
  • Job Placement
  • Job Training Programs
  • LifeSkills Courses in Life Strategies for Success,  Financial Literacy (Practical Money Skills for Life), & Healthy Parenting/Family Relationships
  • Priority Registration  
  • Referrals to on/off campus Support Services
  • Work Study (earn while you learn through paid on-campus jobs!)

We can help you with child care

Finally, you can go to school and not worry about child care.  While you attend classes and educational activities, you may be able to leave your infant or toddler on campus with the Reedley College Child Development Center.  You'll get priority acceptance for enrollment. 

We can help you put extra money in your pocket

Our Work Study program will help you find a job on campus.  You'll gain valuable job skills, earn references, and get a paycheck in addition to your regular cash aid grant.  This is a great way to make extra money while you're on aid.  You may also be eligible for additional cash grants through financial aid.

Enroll in one of the following programs that can lead directly to employment:





  • Accounting
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounting Intern
  • Business Intern
  • Entrepreneur
  • Entry Level Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Services
  • Managerial Assistant
  • Small Business Management 

Administration of Justice


Biological Science


Business Administration

  • Entrepreneur
  • Accounting
  • General Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Child Development

  • Associate Teacher
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Paraprofessional


  • Corrections
  • Law Enforcement

Health Careers


  • LVN Prerequisites
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • RN Prerequisites
  • Re-reqs for Radiologic Technology
  • Pre-Reqs for other Health Careers

Human Services

  • Social Work Pre-reqs
  • Alcohol and Drug Coun. Pre-reqs





  • Machinist
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Manufacturing
  • Welding
  • Welding Technology

Office Technology

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Word Processing


How do I get started?

Give us a call to join the MCCC CalWORKs program at 559.675.4840, or have your Job Specialist, Case Manager, or Self-Sufficiency Counselor refer you to our program!

MCCC CalWORKs Staff/ Office Location:

We are here to support your success and reach your educational goals so that you can become gainfully employed and financially self-sufficient:


CalWORKs Coordinator          

Eve Castellanos

CalWORKs Counselors           

Nancy Rubio

Kathy Rudy

The MCCC CalWORKs Office is located in R2A on the MCCC Campus.

Reedley College CalWORKs Collaborative Partners:

The Reedley College/MCCC CalWORKs Program is funded through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.  We also proudly partner with the County of Fresno Department of Social Services (DSS), the County of Madera Department of Social Services (DSS), and the County of Tulare Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA).

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