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  • 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!
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    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!
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    VACE was awarded the "Health Champion Award" by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.
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Workplace Skills and Functional Academics

The Arc of Ventura County Program

The Arc of Ventura County, in cooperation with Ventura Adult and Continuing Education, provides programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Study areas include life skills, functional academic, community access, and workplace skills. For information, contact the Arc of Ventura County at 650-8611.

Instructor Location Days Time
Wilson The Arc of Ventura County MWThF 8:00 - 11:00 am
Wilson The Arc of Ventura County MWThF 11:30 - 2:30 pm
Sawyer/Wilson The Arc of Ventura County MWThF 7:45 - 11:30 am
Sawyer/Wilson The Arc of Ventura County MWThF 12:00 - 3:45 pm

Community Access Skills and Functional Academics

Community Access Skills and Functional Academics

This class is designed to assist adult students with intellectual, emotional, physical, or developmental limitations to increase awareness of their own strengths and abilities. Activities are designed to develop communication, self-care, daily living, reading, writing, and computational skills. Students learn to utilize community resources for greater independence within the community and at home.

Instructor Location Days Time
Wilson The Arc of Ventura County MF 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Life Skills and Functional Academics

Life Skills and Functional Academics

This program provides life skills training for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to promote a more independent lifestyle. Training targets self-care skills, values, grooming, communication, money management, shopping, utilizing community resources, cooking, socialization, community access skills, and basic functional academics.

Instructor Location Days Time
Wilson The Arc of Ventura County W 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilson to be arranged