News & Events

  • VACE Voted Best by Star Readers
    VACE was voted 2018 Best West County Trade School for the third year in a row!
  • FREE Workforce Development Academy
    The Workforce Development Academy (WDA) provides training to help job seekers improve existing skills and develop new ones. Call 805-289-1744 to reserve a seat. Click to get details on the WDA classes!
  • Terry Wieser teaches Photoshop again!
    Terry is teaching the evening Photoshop class again. Learn to use Photoshop on a Mac platform. Call 805-289-1744 to reserve a seat. Click to get details on the Community Enrichment Photoshop class!
  • New Class! Intro to MS-Office 2016
    Learn Microsoft Office 2016 in classroom lab and Hybrid Learning locations. This course is designed to create a learning pathway for deeper knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite with the goal of achieving Microsoft Office Certifications. Call 805-289-1744 to reserve a seat. Click to get details on the MS-Intro class!
  • New Career Technical Education Programs
    VACE has updated our Gain a Career in Under a Year programs! Click to visit the Career Technical Education page for details.
  • ENCORE Program at VACE!
    Are you a senior in need of computer skills? Check out our FREE ENCORE program!
  • Ventura County Concert Band
  • VACE Awarded "Health Champion Award"
    VACE was awarded the "Health Champion Award" by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.
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Gainful Employment

In order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid, a student must be enrolled in an educational program that prepares them for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.  Students must be enrolled in one of the non-degree certificate programs listed on this page in order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid at Ventura Adult and Continuing Education.


Click on the program to see its Gainful Employment information.

Accounting Clerk (18 weeks/630 hours)
Computerized Financial Accounting (26 weeks/910 hours)

Administrative Assistant (18 weeks/630 hours)
Business Administration (28 weeks/980 hours)
Business Administration and Management (35 weeks/1225 hours)

3D Modeling and Design Drafter (36 weeks/1260 hours)
Computer-Aided Design Drafter (30 weeks/1050 hours)

Graphics for Web and Print (34 weeks/1190 hours)
Marketing Administrative Assistant (29 weeks/1015 hours)
Microsoft Office Professional (18 weeks/630 hours)

Computer Support Technician (22 weeks/770 hours)
Network Security Technician (38 weeks/1330 hours)
Network Systems Technician (32 weeks/1120 hours)

Digital Multimedia Technician (28 weeks/950 hours)
Studio Production Technician (38 weeks/1330 hours)

Back Office Medical Assistant (20 weeks/700 hours)
Front/Back Office Medical Assistant (32 weeks/1120 hours)
Front Office Medical Assistant (22 weeks/770 hours)
Pharmacy Technician (21 weeks/735 hours)

The total number of weeks of instruction is based upon full-time enrollment of seven hours per day, Monday through Friday, plus one hour per day of program enrichment. 

Financial Aid Policies and Procedures

Click to download the complete copy of the Financial Aid Policies and Procedures Manual for specific information about Ventura Adult and Continuing Education's Career Technical Program.

OPEID Number: 03084700

Quick Links to Consumer Information and Disclosures

Click to see the Cost of Attendance for each program.

Click to see the Financial Assistance information available from VACE (more detailed information is available in the Financial Aid Policies and Procedures Manual).

Click to see the Student Outcomes information about VACE graduates.

Click to see the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards.

Net Price Calculator

Click to calculate the maximum cost of attending VACE's Career Technical Education using the Net Price Calculator.

Default Rate Disclosure

Click to see the VACE Career Technical Education Default Rate information.