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Our Mission

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education prepares diverse learners with academic, vocational and technological competencies for the 21st century global workforce.

Our Philosophy

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education is founded on the belief that knowledge is the key element of life. The more that is known about a subject, the more it can be enjoyed, pursued, accepted, or defended. Recognizing that adult learning patterns and needs must be addressed in sensitive and responsible manners, the training programs have been designed to be comprehensive, supportive, and flexible. The staff of Ventura Adult and Continuing Education is dedicated to meeting each individual student’s academic and vocational needs and to the development of self-worth through education.


Ventura Adult and Continuing Education has been recognized on both the state and federal levels. The school was again granted a six-year accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 2013. The program was identified as a “model program” that meets one of the five National Education Goals for “America 2000.” That goal states that every adult American will be literate and possess the skills necessary to compete in a global economy. The Career Technical Education program (formerly known as Technology Development Center) was selected by the California Department of Education as a Vocational Program of Excellence. Ventura Adult and Continuing Education has also been granted a six-year accreditation by the Council on Occupational Education.

Gainful Employment Information

Click to see our Career Technical Education Gainful Employment statistics.

California Adult Schools Consortium

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education is a member of The California Adult Schools Consortium. California Adult Schools develop skilled workers, strong families and successful communities by offering opportunities to learn at every stage of life. California Adult Schools make it convenient and affordable for all students to reach their educational, training, career and personal goals. With flexible schedules and convenient locations, the 370 California Adult Schools, which focus on personal as well as professional development, are accessible to more potential students than any other California adult education provider.

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Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County Partnership

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education is partnered with the Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County to provide programs for low-income youth and adults ages 18+ of any income that may help pay for job training and may provide other benefits, too. Click here to visit the Workforce Investment Board site.

Refund Policy

Click here to see the Ventura Adult and Continuing Education refund policy.

Campus Safety

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, all institutions receiving Title IV funding are required to collect crime statistics and to compile an Annual Security Report. Click here to read the Ventura Adult and Continuing Education Annual Security Report on campus safety. Click here to see the Ventura Unified School District Comprehensive School Safety Plan.

    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.
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  • 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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