CalWORKs – California Work Opportunities & Responsibility to Kids

CalWORKs helps students who are receiving cash aid from the county to become independent. CalWORKs provides short-term educational training programs and supportive services to assist eligible students to obtain employment.


  • Be a current CMC student
  • Be receiving at least $1 of cash aid for themselves
  • Bring in current Passport to Services (Gen2000) and Welfare to Work Plan
  • Complete the CMC Verification form


  • Individualized Academic, Transfer and Personal Counseling
  • Advocacy on students’ behalf with county caseworkers
  • Gas cards or Bus Passes
  • School supplies
  • Parking permits
  • Workstudy
  • Referrals to Outside Resources/Programs when necessary
CalWORKs Resources


Compare earnings of recent graduates in specific program areas in the State of California!

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Online Job Search Sites

USA Jobs — Federal Government Jobs


CalJobs Information

EDD Workforce Services Offices


Dial 2-1-1

2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

Emergency Services

  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
  • Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-888-436-3600
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Safely Surrendered Baby Law: Dial 2-1-1

Housing Program

Department of Housing and Community Development

San Bernardino County Resources

San Bernardino County Human Services

Contact Information

Copper Mountain College
6162 Rotary Way
P.O. Box 1398
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

(760) 366-3791, ext. 5810
(760) 366-5257 fax

Office Location
CalWORKs is located in the Office of Student Services in the 300 Quad, next to Bruce’s Place.


Summer Hours June 1 to July 31
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm
Closed Fridays

Regular Hours
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-3pm

Please note: Offices are temporarily closed to the public. Please contact CMC by phone or email. Students, please check your Campus Email for updates.

We are closed on all legal and college holidays.