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!
  • 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.
  • High School/GED Wiki
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FREE Workforce Development Academy

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.

For beginners, an Introduction to Computer Basics and Email 101 is available, along with Computer Operating Systems and Internet Communications and Research. You also learn Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, as well as an overview of Outlook. Learn to type or improve your keyboarding skills. This class covers career development and job readiness skills including resume preparation and basic English and math reviews. Click to get details on the WDA classes!

New Community Enrichment Classes Begin

You can learn AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Revit, Quickbooks and Accounting, Microsoft Office, Medical Front Office Skills, and other topics. Be sure to visit our Community Enrichment classes page to see all the offerings for 2018 - 2019 school year.

New Class! Intro to MS-Office 2016

Learners will be introduced to Microsoft Office 2016 in classroom lab and Hybrid Learning locations. Course will meet one night per week for ten (10) weeks at VACE with a Microsoft Certified Instructor. Learners will complete activities at their own pace at home or other location and submit their work to the instructor.

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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. Microsoft Certifications provide proof for employers of the person’s mastery of Microsoft Office Applications. Click to get details on the MS-Intro class!

ENCORE Program for Seniors

VACE announces our amazing ENCORE program for seniors in need of computer skills and job readiness training. The classes are FREE. Click for details on the new ENCORE program.

Microsoft Office Review Classes!
Want to kick up your Office skills?  Attend free hour-long sessions in our Microsoft Office Boot Camp classroom presented by Susan Vinson.  Sessions are scheduled every Thursday from 4 pm to 5 pm.  Join us for this FREE series of classes! The sessions consist of lecture, practice, and slide shows on popular Office topics. Look at the calendar of topics and dates to see the scheduled content for each session.

Ventura County Concert Band Free Concerts!

Join the Ventura County Concert Band for its 54th season. Enjoy the performances at 3:00 p.m. in the Ventura High School Auditorium. Free Concerts!

Ventura County Concert Band
2018–19 FREE CONCERTS

will be held at 3:00 pm at the
Ventura High School Auditorium on the
following Sundays:

November 4, 2018; January 27, 2019;
April 7, 2019; June 2, 2019.

VACE Voted Best West County Trade School!

VACE was once again voted “2018 Best Trade School” in the West County by readers of the Ventura County STAR.

VACE Awarded "Health Champion Award"

VACE was awarded the "Health Champion Award" given by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. VACE was nominated for the award by the Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County's Healthy Living for Individuals 55+ Committee.

Ongoing
Prometric and Pearson/VUETesting Center

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education provides testing services through Pearson/VUE and Prometric Premier Test Center Network for such companies as Cisco, COMPTIA, and Adobe, among others. If you need to take a test leading to licensure, certification and assessment programs offered by these leading testing services, you can register for the test you require at the websites for either pearsonvue.com or prometric.com and take the test at Ventura Adult and Continuing Education, 5200 Valentine Road, Ventura. Call us at 289 7925 for more information.

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. The next available testing dates for 2018-2019 are July 9, 2018, September 17, 2018, November 5, 2018, January 7, 2019, March 11, 2019, May 13, 2019, and July 8, 2019, at 6 pm.

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 289 1744, ext. 1103, for further information.

Certiport, a Pearson/VUE company, offers certification in several areas, including Microsoft Office Specialist. A variety of other certifications is also available with Certiport testing.

Official Typing and Calculating Tests

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education offers certified typing and calculator testing. Please call 805-289-1744, ext. 1219 to schedule a testing appointment. Tests are scheduled on Tuesdays from 12 pm to 1 pm. Tests are monitored by an instructor.

• Maximum of 20 minutes to practice before actual test begins
• Typing: Four 5-minute timings will be given on a computer
• Typing: Applicant needs at least 35 words-per-minute with no more than five errors
• Calculator: One timing will be given on a calculator
• Calculator: Applicant needs at least 135 keystrokes-per-minute with 99% accuracy
• The cost is $10 (non-refundable)
• Picture identification is required
• When you pass the test, instructor will issue a certificate
• Keep original certificate in a safe place and make copies for employers or to submit with application materials
• Test certificates are valid for one year from date of testing