News & Events

  • 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!
  • Terry Wieser teaches Photoshop again!
    Terry is teaching the evening Photoshop class again. Learn to use Photoshop on a Mac platform. Call 805-289-1744 to reserve a seat. Click to get details on the Community Enrichment Photoshop class!
  • New Class! Intro to MS-Office 2016
    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!
  • Ventura County Concert Band
  • VACE Awarded "Health Champion Award"
    VACE was awarded the "Health Champion Award" by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors.
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Students can register either at the Ventura Adult and Continuing Education office at 5200 Valentine Road or in class. Students wishing to enroll in the Career Technical Education programs must register at the Adult Education office. A registration fee applies. All Career Technical Education program students must show proof of a high school diploma or GED in order to enroll. Call (805)289-1744 for more information about class enrollment.

High School Diploma students must enroll with the counselor by appointment by calling (805)289-1749 Monday – Friday from 8-5 pm. We are located at 5280 Valentine Road.


The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities and employment shall be free from discrimination based on gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability or any other unlawful consideration. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities.” (BP 0410) For complete information regarding VACE policies, see our catalog.

This is a “non-smoking” campus.

Dress Expectations

The purpose of the Career and Technical Education training programs is to prepare students for the workforce. Proper readiness is a complete package that involves more than just technical training. Readiness includes proper work attitude, academic skills, and grooming. For the latter, Ventura Adult and Continuing Education have established minimum expectations in the areas of business dress and grooming for students in training.

The guideline followed is that students’ appearance should meet the conventions of the business for which they are being trained to enter. While formal business dress is not required, relaxed dress along the lines of the workplace is expected. Scrubs are required for medical students. Beware of being too casual. Making a good impression on externship employers or prospective employers, whether in the classroom or on an interview, is crucial to employability. Clean, well-groomed hair (and beard) and clean, well-chosen clothes can make the difference.


Ventura Unified School District has zero tolerance of any form of verbal, physical, or sexual harassment in order to ensure positive learning environments for all students.

Students and staff are urged to immediately report any incidents of sexual harassment to the director/principal or any other staff member.

Formal complaints of harassment can be filed in accordance with the VUSD Uniform Complaint Procedures.

Uniform Complaint Procedure

Students are encouraged to first discuss concerns or complaints regarding personnel, practices, policies, or procedures with a school administrator. If they feel a need to make a formal complaint with the school administration, they may submit a form to the VACE administration. If students still feel the problem has not been satisfactorily handled, they may then file a complaint with the Ventura Unified School District. The policy and forms are available at the Ventura Adult and Continuing Education Administrative Office.

The Williams, et al., vs. State of California, et al. (Williams) case was filed as a class action in 2000. The basis of the lawsuit was that the agencies failed to provide public school students with equal access to instructional materials, safe and decent school facilities, and qualified teachers.

It is the intention of the Ventura Unified School District Governing Board that every member of the community shall have the right for prompt and orderly redress of a grievance relating to an alleged violation of federal or state laws or regulations of educational programs. Therefore, pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 4600, the District has developed necessary procedures to process a complaint regarding educational services provided by the adult school. The policy and forms are available at the Ventura Adult and Continuing Education offices.

Additionally, if complaints are not handled at the institutional level, contact the accreditation commission, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 533 Airport Boulevard, Suite 200, Burlingame, CA 94010.

Ventura Adult and Continuing Education is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. If complaints are not handled at the institutional level, contact the Council on Occupational Education at 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, telephone: 770-396-3898/FAX: 770-396-3790,