Todd Road Jail Program

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with Ventura Adult and Continuing Education, provides educational programs for inmates residing at the Todd Road Jail in Santa Paula. Funding for these programs is provided by the Ventura County Adult Education Consortium through an Adult Education Block Grant and there is no charge to students.

Food Service and Hospitality Program


Students at the Todd Road Jail are offered an opportunity to complete up to 360 hours of the Food Service and Hospitality Program while they are incarcerated.

Admission requirements for each student:

•Be a resident inmate of Todd Road Jail; and
•Be referred by Inmate Services; and
•Be at least 18 years of age; and
•Possess a high school diploma or GED® or equivalent certificate or be concurrently enrolled in a high school equivalency class at the Todd Road Jail; and
•Be legally eligible for employment upon release; and
•Have a strong interest in working in the food service industry; and
•Be able to benefit from training.

Program Content and Length:

This Career Technical Education program is organized into a sequence of certificates that can be earned over time. Students start with the Food Handler Certificate and continue depending on available time and their interests, abilities, and employment goals.

Food Handler Certificate

•Length: 21 hours
• Content: ServSafe® Food Handler course and assessment

Prep Cook Certificate

•Length: 281 hours
•Content: ServSafe® Food Handler course and assessment
•Module I Introduction to Culinary Arts
•Module II Garde Manger
•Module III Proteins and Fabrication
•Module IV Fundamentals of Baking
•Prep Cook Internship

Line Cook Certificate
•Length: 360 hours
•Content: ServSafe® Food Handler course and assessment
•Module I Introduction to Culinary Arts
•Module II Garde Manger
•Module III Proteins and Fabrication
•Module IV Fundamentals of Baking
•Prep Cook Internship
•Module V Mentorship
•Module VI ServSafe® Food Manager Training and Certification Exam
•Line Cook Internship

Students enrolled in the Food Service and Hospitality Program will learn job searching skills in the Re-Entry Action Planning and Work Readiness program. Upon their release, students are offered additional job placement assistance at VACE’s main campus.

Adult Basic and Secondary Education

Students who are resident inmates of Todd Road Jail and are referred by Inmate Services may attend the following programs:

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High School Equivalency
English as a Second Language

Life Skills

Students who are resident inmates of Todd Road Jail and are referred by Inmate Services may attend the following programs:

Anger Management
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Basics
Computer Literacy
Re-Entry Action Planning and Work Readiness

 

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