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Mr Todd Livingstone      Assistant Director

Dr Nancy Bilicich Director of WASCAE

Mr Burr Guthrie   Coordinator
Mr Todd Livingstone
     Assistant Director

Dr Nancy Bilicich
Director of WASCAE

Mr Burr Guthrie

Welcome to the 2020 Fall Semester!

The mission of Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education is to advance our community’s academic achievement, language development, career and technical skills, and employability by preparing adult learners to become productive, responsible individuals.
We are excited to launch the Multi-Craft (construction trades) pre-apprenticeship program at Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education, in partnership with the Monterey/Santa Cruz Building and Construction Trades Council. We are also planning to relaunch our Certified Nursing Assistant program. These are programs that lead to immediate employment. For language students we have developed several contextual English as a Second Language classes to help you get into the workforce with the skills needed to succeed. Enrich your life by taking one of our Community Education classes.

Emerge yourself and get involved with your education! Education should improve your situation and your employability. Finish your high school diploma or GED/HiSET today! Set a goal for yourself and explore the Career Technical Education (CTE) courses we offer to help you gain employment, find your career of choice and get on the pathway to community college. In the brochure you will see classes offered in six areas:

  1. Elementary and Secondary Basic Skills, including classes required for a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate
  2. English as a Second Language and Citizenship Preparation
  3. Adults training to support child school success
  4. Education programs for Adults with Disabilities
  5. Career Technical Education Programs(Short-term) with high employment potential
  6. Fee Support Community Education and Enrichment Classes

Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education is a Pearson VUE Testing Center, the only one in Santa Cruz County! The testing center is located at the Green Valley Center and offers the GED test and other California Teacher Credential Exams such as the RICA, CBEST, CPACE, CSET and CTEL. All tests are completed on computers. We have expanded testing opportunities for students by adding more computers to the testing center. Sign up today to complete your GED! We are also a testing center for the HiSET. Call us at Green Valley Center at (831) 786-2160 or at the Santa Cruz Center at (831) 429-3966 for details.

We are excited to offer a new Entrepreneurship class with an experienced business incubator/ professional to help you start your new business. If you are looking for a new line of work or just want to supplement your income/retirement, come and register. We have a program that allows you to create retail products and then learn how to market items online using eBay. We offer content classes in areas such as Ceramics (cups, large pots and sculputre), Painting, Watercolor, 3D Printing and more. Once you have taken a content class learning a new creative skill, you can then take a Workforce pathway support class to advertise on the internet. Expand your internet and email skills. You can take Introduction to Computers, Email and the Internet support class. New this spring is a Microsoft Users Specialist certificate! Other support classes include eBay and if your business grows, a QuickBooks class. Start today and let Watsonville/ Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education help turn your passion into revenue to supplement your income and start your own business.

Health careers are another option for you. If you have obtained your high school diploma, GED or HiSET, join us for Certified Nurse Assistant, Clinical Medical Assistant, Dental Assisting classes. All of us need health care - be part of the solution!

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education, we invite you to take advantage of the dynamic learning environment and broad range of courses offered at the school. Select your classes and join us today!

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