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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.

Accreditation

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

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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.