News & Events

  • FREE Computer Basics Class!
    6 week course, Tues and Thurs 3-5pm. Enroll now! See the News page for more information.
  • Citizenship Class
    Citizenship classes available. Enroll now! See the News page for more information.
  • Learn English and Intro to Caregiving
    English as a Second Language classes are available as well as Intro to Caregiving. See the News page for more information.
  • AutoCAD and SolidWorks, Accounting, and QuickBooks Pro
    Learn to use AutoCAD and SolidWorks in these classes. Learn accounting skills in Accounting and QuickBooks Pro. See the News page for latest details on these classes.
  • ENCORE and WDA FREE Classes Now Available
    ENCORE offers basic computer and technology training for senior job seekers. The Workforce Development Academy (WDA) provides training to help job seekers improve existing skills and develop new ones. See the News page for more information.
  • Introduction to MS Office
    Learn to use Microsoft Office in this course. See the News page for a description of this class.
  • NCCT Services
    Ventura Adult and Continuing Education provides Phlebotomy and Medical Assistant certification testing services through National Center for Competency Testing. See the News page for more information.

In-Person and Online Classes Available!

Free Computer Basic Skills Class, EDC Upskill, Various Locations

This 6-week course presented by the Economic Development Collaborative’s Digital Upskilling Training Program teaches adults essential computer skills that are needed in daily life. This course is especially helpful for adult learners who need more computer skills in order to get a job or move into a higher-paying job. Space is limited to 25 students. Child care is provided. For class details, see our Computer Skills flyer. Versión en español aquí.

Call 805.289.1744 to see what options are offered for the class you want to take.
Free Digital Basic Skills Class at VACE Ventura

This class is on Fridays from 10 am to 12 pm (morning session) or 1 pm to 3 pm (afternoon session) and designed for anyone with limited or no previous experience with computers. It is held here at VACE Ventura. This class leads into our Encore, Workforce Development Academy and Google Academy courses.    See our Digital Basic Skills flyer.

English as a Second Language Classes – Enroll Now!

English as a Second Language classes are available at two locations. For more information, call 805.289.1744. There will be morning and evening classes meeting Monday through Thursday. Our online Burlington English curriculum is available to our students 24 hours a day, seven days a week! For more information, see English as a Second Language pdf download.

To enroll, go to Registration
Days: Monday to Thursday
Time: 9 am to 12 pm or 6 pm to 9 pm
Location: VACE 5280 Valentine Road. Room 227 (2nd floor)

Las clases de inglés como segundo idioma comenzarán. Habrá clases por la mañana y por la noche para principiantes, intermedios y avanzados que se reunirán de lunes a jueves. ¡Nuestro plan de estudios de Burlington English está disponible para nuestros estudiantes las 24 horas del día, los siete días de la semana!

Para inscribirse, Registro
Hora: lunes a jueves, de 9 a.m. a 12 p.m. o de 6 p.m. a 9 p.m.
Ubicación: VACE 5280 Valentine Road. Sala 227, 2do piso
Regístrese en línea aquí

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Introduction to Caregiving

This is an introductory training course for anyone wishing to go into caring for older adults professionally. The course is designed to equip individuals with the fundamental skills and certification required for caregiving. 14-Week Class Starts 2/14/2024 6 PM - 9 PM (Wednesdays). Original core class with an additional 4-week bridge to CTE Medical Programs. See our flyer here.

Call 805.289.1744 for the next start date.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Staff 5200 Valentine Rd 206B W 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Citizenship Class

This free class helps U.S. Permanent Residents prepare to become U.S. Citizens. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. 5280 Valentine Road, Ventura 93003. Room 229. After you register for the class, the teacher will be in contact with you. Call the VACE office at 805.289.1744, ext 0, for registration information. For class details, see U.S. Citizenship.

Free Paraeducator Training

Enroll in this free course where participants learn how to provide educational support as volunteers or paid paraeducators in schools operated by the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD).Call the VACE office at 805.289.1744, ext 0, for registration information. See our flyer here.

AutoCAD, Revit, and SolidWorks Classes

The AutoCAD online and in-person class will provide you with practical, hands-on experience working with the software. No previous knowledge of AutoCAD is necessary. Intermediate and Advanced AutoCAD users can continue to learn the software. For a complete description of the class, see the AutoCAD flyer. Please call 805.289.1744.

The Revit 3D Design online and in-person class will provide you with practical, hands-on experience working with the software. No previous knowledge of Revit is necessary. Intermediate and Advanced Revit users can continue to learn the software, picking up where they left off. For additional important information on the class, see the Introduction to Revit 3D Design flyer. Please call 805.289.1744.

The SolidWorks online and in-person class will provide you with practical, hands-on experience working with the software. Solid modeling will enhance and extend your industrial design capabilities. Learn the fundamentals of SolidWorks drawing commands involving 3D solid modeling to produce high-end industrial models. No previous knowledge of SolidWorks is necessary. For additional important information on the class, see the SolidWorks flyer. Please call 805.289.1744.

AutoCAD $125 = $4.17 per hour
Revit $125 = $4.17 per hour
SolidWorks $125 = $4.17 per hour

FREE ENCORE Program at VACE

Are you a senior in need of computer skills? This class offers basic computer and technology training for senior job seekers. Check out our ENCORE program! Approved for CalWORKs and California Training Benefits (CTB). Attend in-person sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 10 am and from 10 am to noon at VACE, 5200 Valentine Road, and at Ventura Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Avenue. ENCORE is a hands-on, self-paced training program. Follow written materials and receive help from a teacher as needed. It is not a traditional lecture class where you have to be at the same point as everyone else.

FREE Workforce Development Academy at VACE

The Workforce Development Academy (WDA) provides free 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! Students who complete the course receive Certificates of Completion.

Google Academy

VACE’s Google Academy workshops teach students how to use Google’s free applications such as Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Draw, Gmail, Drive and more! This self-paced online class will provide video lectures and hands-on practice to participants to better prepare them to use the applications for personal use, at school and/or in the workplace. Details are available on the Google Academy flyer.

Register Online

VACE offers Online Registration for many classes. Dates, times, and sessions for classes subject to change. Please call 805.289.1744 if you have questions. Just click the link on the appropriate page to display the enrollment information. As classes are subject to change, please call (805)289-1744 if you have questions. Some classes may also require a counseling appointment before registration.

NCCT Phlebotomy Testing Center

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education provides Phlebotomy and Medical Assistant certification testing services through National Center for Competency Testing. If you need to take a test leading to certification, you must register online. Ventura Adult and Continuing Education, located at 5200 Valentine Road in Ventura, is an authorized testing center. There is a $30 sitting fee (waived for VACE students), due the day of the test.

You must complete an online application form and submit it with an exam fee two weeks prior to the scheduled test date. Go to the NCCT website at http://www.ncctinc.com to create a log in and for specific details that you must include in your application package. Call Leticia Murillo at 805.289.1744, ext. 1103, for current testing information.