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)
• Approved for veterans (see Education Benefit Programs Offered by the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense 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, Job Placement, and Licensure Data
July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

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
94 %
92 %
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Network Support Technician
Digital Multimedia Technician
74 %
100 %
Studio Production Technician
Back Office Medical Assistant
93 %
94 %
Front/Back Office Medical Assistant
Front Office Medical Assistant
Medical Receptionist
Pharmacy Technician
90 %
86 %
100 %
Accounting Clerk
67 %
100 %
n/a
Computerized Financial Accounting
82 %
91 %
Computerized Financial Accounting Fast Track
Data Entry/Inventory Technician
100 %
*
Payroll Technician
100 %
100 %
Administrative Assistant
100 %
88 %
Business Administration
Business Administration and Management
Business Manager/World Wide Web
75 %
100 %
Customer Service Representative/Collections
100 %
100 %
Human Resource Management
Microsoft Office Basics
100 %
100 %
Computerized Marketing Support Technician
100 %
100 %
Computerized Office Professional
Graphic Design-Fast Track
100 %
100 %
Graphics Designer for Web
Web Business Graphics/Desktop Publishing
88 %
80 %

*There were no graduate completers in this program during this time period.
‡There were no graduates available for employment during this time period.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

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

Default Rate Disclosure

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

Education Benefit Programs Offered by the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense

If you served on Active Duty, you might be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For example, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for educational and housing expenses to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program. Check your eligibility status and the amount for which you qualify with your Service prior to enrolling.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member who is serving on active duty Title 10 orders in the paygrades of E1-E5, O1-O2, or W1-W2, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Department of Defense for education, training, and/or the occupational license and credentials necessary for a portable career.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member, you may be eligible for transfer of the service member’s Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to you.

Please contact Myra Nunley at (805) 289-1744 extension 1102 for further information.

Voter Registration

VACE makes a good faith effort to provide voter registration forms for all students who are eligible to vote and haven’t yet registered or for students who have moved, changed names, or wish to change party affiliation and need to update their information.

Monthly student assemblies offer an opportunity to remind students to register to vote. At our Constitution Day celebration, we include representatives from such organizations as the League of Women Voters to encourage students to register. Requirements for voting in California and other helpful information such as registration deadlines are presented on the California Secretary of State’s website: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration.

Voter registration forms are available in the VACE office. Students can pick up forms at any time before the registration deadline for each election. For those who prefer to register electronically, California also offers online registration at http://registertovote.ca.gov.