News & Events

  • Open House!
    Join us from 4 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, to see our school and enjoy a free BBQ!
  • Fall Classes Begin!
    Want to kick up your Microsoft Office skills? Attend hour-long sessions in our Microsoft Office Boot Camp class beginning September 2 every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 pm to 5 pm. FREE for VACE students, grads, and staff members! Not a VACE student, grad, or staff member? Call for very reasonable prices! We also have a new Medical Assistant Skills Workshop! Visit our News page for details.
  • Unemployed? Need a Job? Between the ages of 18 – 21?
    VACE’s WIA Youth Employment Program can help you earn your high school diploma or GED, and get a job. Call Jeffrey at 805.289.7925 ext. 1302 or email jeffrey.albaugh@
    adultedventura.edu. Let us help you become employed!
  • VACE Voted Favorite West County Trade School!
    VACE was again voted 2014 West County Favorite Trade School by readers of the Ventura County Star newspaper!
  • Ventura County Concert Band 51st Year!
    Free Concerts on November 9, 2014; January 25, 2015;
    April 12, 2015; June 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in the Ventura High School Auditorium. Fifty-one years of crowd-pleasing entertainment!
  • VACE Awarded "Health Champion Award"
    VACE was awarded the "Health Champion Award" given by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.
  • First in State with Computer-based GED!
    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 may go online (www.gedcomputer.com) to complete the GED registration process, pay for and schedule tests, which are taken in our Pearson-Vue test Center.
  • High School/GED Wiki
  • 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.
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Open House!

Join us from 4 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, to see our school and enjoy a free BBQ! There will be lots of good food and great tours of Ventura Adult and Continuing Education's classrooms and programs.

See for yourself why VACE is the best value in Ventura County to train for a new career! You can also finish your high school diploma, get your GED, or improve your English skills. We also have many general interest classes for adults in a variety of topics.

There will be an opportunity drawing at the open house for scholarships to classes and other surprises!

Fall Classes Begin!

Be sure to visit our Community Enrichment classes page to see all the offerings for Fall 2014.

New for Fall is our Medical Assistant Skills Workshop that begins on October 1. It is scheduled for Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 pm, taught by Debe Resler. This is a competency-based course for trained medical assistants and personnel interested in brushing up and enhancing their clinical skills. Proof of successful completion of a medical back office program or a transcript of previous training is required in order to enroll.

Also new are the Microsoft Office Review Classes! Want to kick up your Office skills?  Attend hour-long sessions in our Microsoft Office Boot Camp class presented by Susan Vinson.  Sessions begin on September 2 every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 pm to 5 pm.  FREE for VACE students, grads, and staff members! Not a VACE student, grad, or staff member?  Call for very reasonable prices! The sessions consist of lecture, practice, and slide shows on popular Office topics.  Tuesdays are geared to beginners, while Thursday sessions cover more advanced topics. Look at the September and October calendars of topics and dates that outline the content for each session.

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 (www.gedcomputer.com) to complete the GED registration process, pay for and schedule tests, which are taken in our Pearson-Vue test center.

Ventura County Concert Band 51st Year!

Join the Ventura County Concert Band for its 51st season. Enjoy the performances at 3:00 p.m. in the Ventura High School Auditorium. Free Concerts!

Ventura County Concert Band
2014–15 FREE CONCERTS

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.

Ongoing
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 http://www.ncctinc.com/documents/MMCI%20App%20Aug%2006.pdf.

Ongoing
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 pearsonvue.com or prometric.com and take the test at VACE, 5200 Valentine Road in Ventura. Call us at 289-7925 for more information.

Ongoing
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