Veterans Counselor
Andrea Phillips
Student + Administration Building, Room 112
Certifying Official
Catherine Frost

Drop-In Counseling Hours
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

We are honored that you have chosen Contra Costa College to begin or continue your education after your service to our country. Our goal is to provide you with an array of services that will support your successful transition from the military into civilian life and the academic arena.

Student Veteran Resource Center

Student veterans can come and meet with an adviser or just “hang out” in the new Veteran Resource Center (VRC) located Student & Administration Building, Room 112. It’s open whenever the Student & Administration building is open. The VRC is a place for students to find information on GI Bill® benefits, student services, and community organizations that are dedicated to assisting veterans. It is also a place for veterans to just network, do homework, or use a computer.

The VRC is staffed by Veteran Peer Advisers, Community Program Advocates and Certifying Officials. Peer Advisers are Contra Costa College students who understand the unique circumstances and challenges that student veterans face because they are veterans themselves. They are specially trained to assist students in identifying relevant programs and resources that are available on campus and in the community. Resources are available on a variety of issues including employment, counseling, housing, and healthcare.

There is also a Veterans Club to help students veterans further connect with and support one another. More information is available in the VRC.

Student Veterans can make an appointment to see a counselor by calling the Counseling Office at 510.215.3935.  You can make an appointment with a certifying official by calling 510.215.3928.

View our Veterans Resource Guide

Veterans Steps for Enrollment + Activation of Education Benefits