News & Events

  • Open House!
    Join us from 4 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, to see our school and enjoy a free BBQ!
  • Fall Classes Begin!
    Want to kick up your Microsoft Office skills? Attend hour-long sessions in our Microsoft Office Boot Camp class beginning September 2 every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 pm to 5 pm. FREE for VACE students, grads, and staff members! Not a VACE student, grad, or staff member? Call for very reasonable prices! We also have a new Medical Assistant Skills Workshop! Visit our News page for details.
  • Unemployed? Need a Job? Between the ages of 18 – 21?
    VACE’s WIA Youth Employment Program can help you earn your high school diploma or GED, and get a job. Call Jeffrey at 805.289.7925 ext. 1302 or email jeffrey.albaugh@
    adultedventura.edu. Let us help you become employed!
  • VACE Voted Favorite West County Trade School!
    VACE was again voted 2014 West County Favorite Trade School by readers of the Ventura County Star newspaper!
  • Ventura County Concert Band 51st Year!
    Free Concerts on November 9, 2014; January 25, 2015;
    April 12, 2015; June 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in the Ventura High School Auditorium. Fifty-one years of crowd-pleasing entertainment!
  • VACE Awarded "Health Champion Award"
    VACE was awarded the "Health Champion Award" given by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.
  • First in State with Computer-based GED!
    In response to the increased demand for computer-based testing resulting from the phasing out of the paper-based GED test, VACE has opened a second Pearson-VUE test center dedicated to GED testing.

    Students may go online (www.gedcomputer.com) to complete the GED registration process, pay for and schedule tests, which are taken in our Pearson-Vue test Center.
  • High School/GED Wiki
  • WIA Funding Awarded to VACE
    Pending final approval by the California Department of Education, VACE has been re-awarded Workforce Investment ACT Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act funding.
  • Ongoing
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Mission Statement

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education prepares diverse learners with academic, vocational and technological competencies for the 21st century global workforce.

Program Philosophy and Purpose

VACE's Career Technical Education is founded on the belief that knowledge is a key element of life. The more that is known about a subject, the more it can be enjoyed, pursued, accepted or defended. Recognizing that adult learning patterns and needs must be addressed in a sensitive and responsible manner, the training programs have been designed to be comprehensive, supportive and flexible. The staff of VACE's Career Technical Education is dedicated to meeting each individual student’s vocational needs and to the development of self-worth through assets building and educational opportunities.

The purpose of the Career Technical Education programs is to provide learners with every educational opportunity necessary to develop their potential regardless of age, heritage, handicapping condition, or background.

Career Technical Education Offers:

• Designated Vocational Program of Excellence
• Open-entry/open-exit, year-round programs
• Individualized instruction
• Competency-based curriculum
• Dual accreditation by WASC and COE
• Recognition by America 2000 as 1 of 11 outstanding U.S. adult training programs
• Qualified, credentialed instructors
• Low student/teacher ratio
• Complete program customization, based on student need
• State-of-the-art computers and equipment
• Latest industry-based software
• Weekly employability workshops
• Optional externships
• Access to free basic academic skills, literacy and ESL instruction
• GED preparation at no cost
• Monthly progress reports
• Daily attendance reporting
• Student Support and Career Center
• Financial aid assistance (see Financial Aid Policies and Procedures below)
• Job placement assistance
• Professional certification

Programs

PDF catalogs for each of the following programs are available for download:

ACCOUNTING PROGRAMS
• Accounting Clerk
• Computerized Financial Accounting
• Computerized Financial Accounting Fast Track
• Data Entry/Inventory Technician
• Payroll Technician

BUSINESS PROGRAMS
• Administrative Assistant
• Business Administration and Management
• Business Manager/World Wide Web
• Customer Service Representative/Collections
• Human Resource Management

COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN
• Computer-Aided Design Technician
• Computer-Aided Design Technician Fast Track
• Solid Works Technician

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS/GRAPHICS
• Computerized Marketing Support Technician
• Computerized Office Professional
• Graphic Design-Fast Track
• Graphics Designer for Web
• Microsoft Office Basics
• Web Business Graphics/Desktop Publishing

COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
• Computer Support Technician
• Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
• Network Support Technician

DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA PROGRAMS
• Digital Multimedia Technician
• Studio Production Technician
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MEDICAL FRONT AND BACK OFFICE
• Back Office Medical Assistant
• Front/Back Office Medical Assistant
• Front Office Medical Assistant
• Medical Receptionist
• Pharmacy Technician

Financial Aid Policies and Procedures

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

OPEID Number: 03084700

Net Price Calculator

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

Completion and Placement

Summary of Completion, Placement, and Licensure Data
From VACE’s 2013 COE Annual Report for
Career Technical Education Students
Enrolled July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013

COE Minimum Benchmarks:
60 %
70 %
70 %
Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs
VACE
Completion Rate
VACE
Placement Rate
VACE
Licensure Rate
Computer-Aided Design Fast Track
100 %
86 %
n/a
Computer-Aided Design Technician
Solid Works Technician
100 %
100 %
Computer Support Technician
95 %
94 %
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Network Support Technician
Digital Multimedia Technician
86 %
100 %
Studio Production Technician
Back Office Medical Assistant
100 %
86 %
Front/Back Office Medical Assistant
Front Office Medical Assistant
Medical Receptionist
Phlebotomy Basic*
100 %
--
100 %
Phlebotomy Advanced*
Pharmacy Technician
88 %
100 %
100 %
Accounting Clerk
100 %
100 %
n/a
Computerized Financial Accounting
84 %
89 %
Computerized Financial Accounting Fast Track
Data Entry/Inventory Technician
100 %
100 %
Payroll Technician
100 %
100 %
Administrative Assistant
100 %
90 %
Business Administration
Business Administration and Management
Business Manager/World Wide Web
Customer Service Representative/Collections
Human Resource Management
100 %
100 %
Legal Secretary
Microsoft Office Basics
Computerized Marketing Support Technician
Computerized Office Professional
Graphic Design-Fast Track
100 %
100 %
Graphics Designer for Web
Web Business Graphics/Desktop Publishing
100 %
80 %

*This program was inactivated 7/16/13.
‡There were no graduate completers in this program during the 7/1/12-6/30/13 time period.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Click to see the VACE Career Technical Education Gainful Employment Disclosure details by program.