Ventura Adult Continuing Education (VACE) is available for all adults and high school students that need something a little different than high school. VACE is located in Ventura, CA. VACE’s goal is to prepare diverse learning with academic, vocational and technological competencies for the 21st century global workforce.
VACE has recently become the first in the state of California to have computer-based GED testing and registration. Students wanting to take the GED can quickly register online and have the test ready for them. GED preparation courses are also available for adults and any high school student over the age of 16.
VACE offers a wide variety of programs to the adult community. These programs include Adult Literacy & Diploma, classes for adults with disabilities, ESL & Citizenship, classes for older adults, consumer education, night classes, enrichment classes and classes with TDCstudios.
VACE also has a career technical education program. With this program there are thirty-three different programs available. All of the programs fall into the following categories:
- Business Programs
- Computer Applications & Graphics
- Account Programs
- Medical Front and Back Office
- Digital Multimedia Programs
- Computer Systems Technology
- Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
The career technical education programs offer individualized instruction with low student to teacher ratio. VACE also has state of the art computers and technology. For those enrolled in these programs there are optional externships available. VACE also offers job placement assistance with weekly employability workshops.
Each of these programs has a different fee attached to it, but for students who are under 18, there is only a $10 registration fee. Tuition varies based on class and program choice. For adult students, there is financial aid available for those who qualify.
For more information or to submit an application, click here.
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Ventura Adult and Continuing Education by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Visual and Performing Arts
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $10 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||89%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||89%||$5,247|
|Receiving Student Loans||6%||$4,804|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Ventura Adult and Continuing Education may offer services including:
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
Other Technical Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Ventura Adult and Continuing Education.
- Downey Adult School in Downey, CA (67 miles away)
- Baldwin Park Adult & Community Education in Baldwin Park, CA (73 miles away)
- East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program in West Covina, CA (74 miles away)
- Hacienda La Puente Adult Education in La Puente, CA (76 miles away)
- Pomona Unified School District Adult and Career Education in Pomona, CA (84 miles away)