CalWORKs at San Diego College of Continuing Education serves students receiving public assistance to achieve self-sufficiency through education and career training opportunities.

Meet the CalWORKs Team!

Welcome! Please navigate through the webpage to learn more about the CalWORKs program and services. CalWORKs services are available for eligible students enrolled at any of SDCCE’s campuses.

CalWORKs Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be receiving Cash Aid (CalWORKs)
  • Two Parent or Single Parent households w/child(ren) under 18 years old
  • Must be currently enrolled and attending class(es) at SDCCE
  • In compliance with County CalWORKs program guidelines

CalWORKs Supportive Services

  • Academic and career counseling
  • Work Study Program
  • Student success workshops
  • Monthly attendance verification support (NOA 116)
  • Individual Training Plans (ITP)
  • CalWORKs break activities
  • Resources and referrals
  • Assistance with supportive services (i.e. transportation, textbooks; exam, certification, and licensing fees)

How to Apply and Enroll


1. Apply

(ESL students click here)

Receive a student ID number


3. Take a Placement Exam

Many programs require assessment and/or orientation.


4. Register for Class

Log into your mySDCCD account

Add the class(es) to your schedule

CalWORKs Work Study Program

For more information on SDCE’s CalWORKs Work Study Program, please click here or contact our CalWORKs Job development Specialist, Zuri Williams at (619) 800-3437 or

Need help?

The CalWORKs team is here to assist you. We offer both in-person and remote (virtual) services:

In Person Services

Mondays to Thursday from 8:30am to 6:00pm

Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

Contact us by calling our office 619-388-4530 or 619-388-4933 for more information.

IMPORTANT: Please visit our Campus Ready SDCCE Reopening Taskforce webpage for Frequently Asked Questions about Campus-Readiness and COVID-19.

Remote (Virtual) Services

Cranium Cafe

CalWORKs is now offering services online through Cranium Café! Mondays to Thursdays 9:00am to 5:00pm and Fridays 9:00am to 2:00pm. Speak to a staff member or make an online appointment.

New to Cranium Café? Please click at one of the links for a step-by-step tutorial on how to log into the Café virtual lobby:

Call San Diego Health and Human Services (HHSA) Agency’s at (866) 262-9881 or visit their website at

SDCCE CalWORKs Locations

Cesar E. Chavez Campus
1901 Main St.
San Diego, CA 92113

CCE at Miramar College
10440 Black Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92126

CCE Mesa College
17350 Armstrong Pl.
San Diego, CA 92111

Educational Cultural Complex
4343 Ocean View Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92113

Mid-City Campus
3792 Fairmount Ave.
San Diego, CA 92105

North-City Campus
8355 Aero Dr.
San Diego, CA 92123

West-City Campus
3249 Fordham St
San Diego, CA 92110

Mission: San Diego College of Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing tuition-free, accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to credit college. Read more about the SDCCE mission »