Career Education



WELCOME TO CAREER EDUCATION

Career Education gives you the hands-on, practical training needed to earn a certificate, open the door to a rewarding career, or get you started on your path toward a bachelor’s degree.

The Career Education programs at Ventura College hold the key to unlocking a quality and affordable education giving students real world skills that lead them to the in-demand, well-paying jobs of today and the future, while building stronger and more prosperous communities in the process.  

Ventura College’s Career Education programs are taught by instructors and professionals who work in that field of study.  Each program provides the training and skills you need for the jobs that need you!

Choose from over 20 different career programs at Ventura College.



Latest News: Outstanding Workforce Outcomes


Several programs have earned the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Stars recognition because graduates attained one or more of the following thresholds for economic mobility:

An increase in earnings by 50% or more
Attainment of the regional living wage by 70% or more
90% or more are employed in the job similar to their field of study

Bronze: attained threshold outcomes on one metric
Silver: attained threshold outcomes on two metrics
Gold: attained threshold outcomes on all three metrics


BRONZE STARS

Welding Technology: 100% of students are employed in a job similar to their field of study
Automotive Technology: 58% increase in earnings
Child Development-Early Care and Education: 53% increase in earnings
Drafting Technology: 74% of students attained the regional living wage
Water and Wastewater Technology: 75% of students attained the regional living wage
Administration of Justice: 62% increase in earnings


SILVER STARS

Construction Technology - Construction Management: 54% increase in earnings and 74% of students attained the regional living wage


GOLD STARS

EMT: Paramedic Studies: 88% increase in earnings, 81% of students attained the regional living wage and 100% of students are employed in a job similar to their field of study
Registered Nursing: 412% increase in earnings, 86% of students attained the regional living wage and 100% of students are employed in a job similar to their field of study