News & Events
First in State with Computer-based GED!On February 27, VACE became the first GED test center in California to implement computer-based 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
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Classes!
Unemployed Adults and Youth!
2012 - 2013 Evening Class Schedule
The mission of the Technology Development Center is to enhance the employability of our students by providing innovative, competency-based vocational training and professional certification for those wishing to develop occupational skills leading to initial job entry, or to upgrade skills leading to career advancement or retraining.
Program Philosophy and Purpose
Technology Development Center 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 Technology Development Center is dedicated to meeting each individual students vocational needs and to the development of self-worth through assets building and educational opportunities.
The purpose of the Technology Development Center programs is to provide learners with every educational opportunity necessary to develop their potential regardless of age, heritage, handicapping condition, or background.
Technology Development Center Offers:
Designated Vocational Program of Excellence
Open-entry/open-exit, year-round programs
Full accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
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
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
PDF catalogs for each of the following programs are available for download:
COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN
Computer-Aided Design Technician
Computer-Aided Design Technician (Fast Track)
Solid Works Technician
COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
Computer Support Technician (A+ Certification)
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (Exam Preparation)
Network Support Technician (A+ and N+ Certifications)
MEDICAL FRONT AND BACK OFFICE
Back Office Medical Assistant
Front/Back Office Medical Assistant
Front Office Medical Assistant
Phlebotomy, Basic and Advanced (Evenings Only)
Physical Therapy Aide
Computerized Financial Accounting
Computerized Financial Accounting (Fast Track)
Data Entry/Inventory Technician
Business Administration and Management
Business Manager, World Wide Web
Customer Service Representative/Collections
Human Resources Management
Microsoft Office Basics
Computerized Marketing Support Technician
Computerized Office Professional
Graphic Design (Fast Track)
Graphic Design for Web
Web Business Graphics/Desktop Publishing
Click to download the Financial Aid Policies and Procedures Manual for specific information about Technology Development Center.
OPEID Number: 03084700
Net Price Calculator
Click to calculate the maximum cost of attending Technology Development Center using the Net Price Calculator.
Completion and Placement
We show an overall 79% placement rate. Out of 174 graduates, 138 are employed. Completion statistics are calculated from March 2010 through March 2011.
The statistics for each of our programs are as follows:
|Computer Applications and Graphics||83%|
|Computer Systems Repair||89%|
|Medical Front Office||85%|
|Medical Front and Back Office||89%|
|Medical Back Office||73%|
|Overall TDC Placement Rate||79%|
Gainful Employment Disclosures
Click to see the Technology Development Center Gainful Employment Disclosure details by program.