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  • Citizenship Class
    Citizenship classes available. Enroll now! See the News page for more information.
  • Learn English
    English as a Second Language classes are available. 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.
  • Learn Medical Terminology
    Learn medical terminology easily and quickly. No previous knowledge of medical terminology is required. See the News page for more information.
  • 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 365
    Learn to use Microsoft Office 365 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!

Call 805.289.1744 to see what options are offered for the class you want to take.
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 or Monday and Wednesday. 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.

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.
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: DATA 2060 Cameron Street.

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.
Hora: lunes y miercoles, 6:30-8:30 pm
Ubicación: DATA 2060 Cameron St.
Regístrese en línea aquí

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Free Citizenship Class

This free class helps U.S. Permanent Residents prepare to become U.S. Citizens. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm 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. For class details, see Paraeducator Training.

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

Accounting and QuickBooks Pro

The Accounting class teaches the basics of accounting, including the entire accounting cycle, preparing financial statements, and formal bank reconciliations. The QuickBooks Pro class teaches students to apply these principles using automated accounting software. For a complete description of the classes, see the Accounting and QuickBooks Pro flyer. Please call 805.289.1744.

Accounting Fundamentals $125 = $4.17 per hour
QuickBooks Pro $125 = $4.17 per hour

Learn Medical Terminology

The online and in-person Medical Terminology course is designed to help students learn medical terminology easily and quickly. No previous knowledge of medical terminology is required. The course is organized based on a body-system approach. Students will learn common anatomical roots, suffixes, and prefixes, the proper way to analyze terms, build medical words, basic body organization and the 14 body systems. For class details, see Medical Terminology Online.

Medical Terminology $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.