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@ 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 ( 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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Consumer Education Programs

FEES $2/hour (see fees listed for individual classes)
$5/hour drop-in fee
Fall Session starts September 22, 2014
Winter Session starts January 26, 2015
Spring Session starts April 13, 2015


Aerobics – Low Impact Aerobics

This class provides a good, solid workout for people who want to improve flexibility and cardiovascular endurance without running or jumping. All classes use hand-held weights and resistance bands.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Axtell 5200 Valentine Road 104 TTh 4:00 - 5:15 pm

Fee: $47.50 per session, Fall
Fee: $50 per session, Winter, Spring

Clothing Construction – Quiltmaking

Learn about quilting, wearable art, and related crafts. Design and create decorative quilts of all sizes. Machines and cutting tables are available in class. Students provide their own materials.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Advani 5200 Valentine Road 201 T 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Advani 5200 Valentine Road 201 W 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee: $54 per session, Tuesdays Fall
Fee: $60 per session, Tuesdays, Winter, Spring
Fee: $60 per session, Wednesdays, Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Advani 5200 Valentine Road 201 W 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Fee: $80 per session, Fall,Winter, Spring

Spanish – Conversational Spanish

¿Por Qué Hablar Español? This class is designed for individuals interested in maintaining and/or improving their ability to speak and understand contemporary Spanish. Through vocabulary development, grammar, reading exercises and guided practice, students learn the essentials thereby enhancing travel experiences and interacting locally. Some knowledge of Spanish is recommended. ¡Adelante!

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Martz 5200 Valentine Road 201 Th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee: $60 per session, Fall, Winter, Spring

Yoga – Healthy Living Through Yoga

Yoga classes are designed to increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and awareness. Practice a variety of yoga postures, adapted to accommodate all fitness levels. Learn to manage stress through visualization, breathing and relaxation techniques.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Thurston 5200 Valentine Road 104 M 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Wilson 5200 Valentine Road 104 T 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Thurston 5200 Valentine Road 104 W 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Thurston 5200 Valentine Road 104 Th 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Monday Class Fees (per session):

$30 Fall; $24 Winter; $27 Spring

Tuesday Class Fees (per session):

$27 Fall; $30 Winter; $30 Spring
Wednesday Class Fees (per session):

$30 Fall; $30 Winter; $30 Spring
Thursday Class Fees (per session):

$30 Fall; $30 Winter; $30 Spring