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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Older Adults

Lifelong Learning for Savvy Seniors

FREE to those over age 60 (proof of age and residence may be required) plus annual $10 registration fee
Under age 60: FEES $2/hour. $5/hour drop in rate plus annual $10 registration fee
Fall Session starts September 6, 2018
Winter Quarter starts December 17, 2018
Spring Quarter starts April 8, 2019


2017-2018 Schedule


Art Classes - Creative Arts

Join the fun in this hands-on introduction to creative sewing and other types of hand crafts. Learn to use your talents to produce hand-crafted items, including a unique method for sewing paper!

Instructor Location Days Time
Sargent Ventura Avenue Adult Ctr T 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Art Classes – Drawing and Watercolor, Oil and Acrylic Painting for Lifelong Learners

Painting in oil, acrylic, and water color. Express creative talents! Specialized instruction by an exceptional artist is available to help with composition, technique and color. Beginning through advanced levels are all welcome. Free to Silvercrest residents. Students provide their own materials.

Instructor Location Days Time
Klement Silvercrest Residences T 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Klement Chapel Lane Senior Apts Th 1:00 - 4:00 pm


Band - Ventura County Concert Band

The VCCB is both a performing musical group and an instructional program. It is designed to provide musicians opportunities to continue utilizing and improving their musical skills through participation in regularly scheduled instruction and rehearsals. The band performs a wide variety of the finest band literature including marches, Broadway show tunes, familiar classics, swing, and novelties. These entertaining programs receive widespread, popular, and enthusiastic community support.

Instructor Location Day Time
Judd Buena High School W 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Ventura County Concert Band

will tentatively be held at 3:00 pm at the
Ventura High School Auditorium on the
following Sundays:

November 4, 2018; January 27, 2019;
March 31, 2019; June 2, 2019.


Chorus - Gold Coast Concert Chorus

Have fun while learning professional singing techniques and preparing for public performances led by the inimitable Elizabeth Helms. This class is open to men and women of all ages. It is a collaboration between Ventura Adult and Continuing Education and Gold Coast Concert Chorus.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Groeneveld 5200 Valentine Road RHCR M 6:00 - 10:00 pm


Chorus Pacific Sound Men's Chorus

Join us in an atmosphere that is both fun and extremely rewarding. Learn proper vocal and breathing techniques and four-part harmony while singing a capella style. This class is open to all ages and is a collaboration between Ventura Adult and Continuing Education and Pacific Sound Chorus.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Browne 5200 Valentine Road 104 M 7:00 - 10:00 pm


Chorus - Ventura Choraliers

The Ventura Choraliers is a mixed chorus composed of men and women who love to sing music of all types: Broadway stage, country, folk music, and a variety of other genres. This class, taught by a professional musician, offers the unique opportunity to build camaraderie with others who love to sing.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Reed 5200 Valentine Road 104 T 2:00 - 4:30 pm