Photoshop is back!

Want to learn to use Photoshop from a pro? VACE is happy to welcome Terry Wieser back to teach an evening Photoshop class beginning January 25, 2018. Terry will be teaching this lecture/practice class along with Rich Sigerist, VACE's multimedia instructor. Space is limited, so sign up early!

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 2017 - 2018 school year.

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!

ant 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

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

November 12, 2017; January 28, 2018;
March 18, 2018; June 3, 2018.

VACE Voted Best West County Trade School!

VACE was recently voted “2017 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.

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 or 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 the 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 2017-2018 are July 10, 2017, September 11, 2017, November 13, 2017, January 8, 2018, March 12, 2018, May 14, 2018, and July 9, 2018, 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 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