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Special Programs & Services

Barstow Community College’s Special Programs and Services Department is dedicated to providing access and support services to students who are educationally disadvantaged by social, physical, or economic barriers.

Special Programs and Services offers services through the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), Accessibility Coordination Center and Educational Support Services (ACCESS), 9 Line, Youth Empowerment Support Services (YESS), Veteran’s Education and Transition Support (VETS) and the Food Pantry.

To get more information about the programs or to apply, complete the application online or email


The Department of Special Programs and Services provides access and support services to educationally disadvantaged students to overcome social, physical, and economic barriers and reach their academic, career, and personal goals by fostering an environment that promotes student success through independence and self-advocacy.

Application Forms:

Special Programs & Services Application

(EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs applications are closed for Summer 2023 and will open for Fall 2023 from May 22, 2023 - September 01, 2023).

Important SPS Forms:

Important Dates


Important Forms

Link to Spring Deadline Dates: Click HERE

Link to workshop form: Click HERE

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars to join the SPS staff for food, prizes, games, and two egg hunts on April 5th from 12:00pm-4:00pm in the K-Building! The egg hunt will take place at 1:00pm and 3:00pm. This is open to EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs students and their families only. Contact for any questions.

We would like to cordially invite you to our End of the Year Celebration (Luau Theme)! As the semester comes to an end, we would like to celebrate you and all of your hard work! We invite you to attend and enjoy some free food, entertainment, photo booth and yard games! During the event, graduates may pick up their cap and gown and each graduate will receive an SPS medallion, certificates and stoles.  

Please make sure to RSVP by using the QR code below. You must RSVP no later than April 21stso we can be sure to have enough food for everyone.

If you have any questions please contact us at (760) 252-2411 ext.7255 or via email at