Attention Young Adults 18-21!

Do you want to get a job? Find out about our free WIA Job Program for Young Adults.

VACE Voted Favorite West County Trade School!
VACE was recently voted “2014 Favorite Trade School” in the West County by readers of the Ventura County STAR.
California's First Computer-based GED Testing Site!

Computer-based GED testing is here! On February 27, Ventura Adult and Continuing Education became the first GED test center in California to implement computer-based GED testing.

In response to the increased demand for computer-based testing resulting from the phasing out of the paper-based GED test, VACE has opened a second Pearson-VUE test center dedicated to GED testing.

Students are now able to go online ( to complete the GED registration process, pay for and schedule tests, which are taken in our Pearson-Vue test center.

Ventura County Concert Band 50th Year!

Join the Ventura County Concert Band for its 50th season. Help celebrate the Golden Anniversary at the Spring Concert on April 13th 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 9, 2014; January 25, 2015;
April 12, 2015; June 7, 2015.

Enrichment Classes!

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education has many classes that expand the learning opportunities for the adult population of Ventura.
2014-2015 Community Enrichment Classes

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.

WIA Funding Awarded to VACE

Pending final approval by the California Department of Education, VACE has been re-awarded Workforce Investment ACT Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act funding. This funding is based on performance points earned by students in Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education and English as a Second Language programs, and is instrumental in sustaining and enhancing these programs.

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 can register and take the test at VACE, 5200 Valentine Road in Ventura. There is a $30 testing fee (waived for VACE students) as well as an exam fee.

Testing dates for 2014-2015 are to be announced. Call Leticia Murillo at 289-1744, ext. 1103, for further information. For specific details that you must include in your application package, go to the NCCT Applications website at

Prometric and Pearson/VUETesting Center

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education provides testing services through Pearson/VUE and Prometric for such companies as Cisco, COMPTIA, and Microsoft, 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 web sites for either or and take the test at VACE, 5200 Valentine Road in Ventura. Call us at 289-7925 for more information.

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 to type at least 35 words-per-minute with no more than five errors
  • Calculator: One timing will be given on a calculator
  • Calculator: Applicant needs to type 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 the 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