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Welcome to Imperial Valley College!

Where we foster excellence in education that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character, and abilities; to assist students in achieving their educational and career goals; and to be responsive to the greater community.

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Eligibility & Coverage

Almost every employee in California is protected by workers' compensation, but there are a few exceptions. People in business for themselves and unpaid volunteers may not be covered. Maritime workers and federal employees are covered by similar laws. If you have a question about coverage please call Liz Cantu at (760) 355-6194 or email at

Any injury or illness is covered if it is due to your job. It can be caused by one event like a fall or repeated exposures, such as repetitive motion over time. Everything from first- aid type injuries to serious accidents are covered. Coverage is automatic and immediate. There is no qualifying period and no need to earn a certain amount in wages before you're covered. Protection begins the first minute you're on the job.