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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 2021 Fall Semester!

We are excited to return to in-person instruction after a long year of exclusive online learning. With our students we learned so much about using Zoom, Google, and other platforms to deliver instruction. Everyone worked hard and with the support of our District Leadership, we were able to serve many students through distance
learning options. We will be following State and District guidelines with regards to social distancing and other safety measures and invite you to return to your classroom! 

This fall we will launch an Optician program with the support of the Monterey Optometrist Society. We are also expecting State approval to launch a Cosmetology program. These are programs that lead to immediate employment. For language learners, we continue to develop Integrated Education and Training programs that help prepare language learners with workforce skills as students acquire English language skills. 

Health careers are another option for you. If you have obtained your high school diploma or equivalency, join us for Certified Nurse Assistant, Clinical Medical Assistant, EKG Technician classes, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Administrative Medical Assistant, or Personal Care Assistant. All of us need health care – be part of the solution! Emerge yourself and get involved with your education. Education will improve your employability and economic mobility. Finish your high school diploma or GED/HiSET today, a prerequisite to the medical programs.

Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education is the only Pearson-VUE (GED) Testing Center in Santa Cruz County! We are located at the Green Valley Center and offer the GED test and other California Teacher Credential Exams such as the RICA, CBEST, CPACE, CSET and CTEL. All tests are completed on computers. Sign up today to complete your high school equivalency. We also offer the HiSet Exam as an alternative to the GED. Call us at Green Valley Center at (831) 786-2160 or at the Santa Cruz Center at (831) 429-3966 for details.

Set a goal for yourself and explore the Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses we offer to help you gain employment, find your career of choice and get on the pathway to 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. Classes and courses for immigrants in Citizenship, English as a Second Language
and workforce preparation classes in basic skills
3. Education programs for Adults with Disabilities
4. Short-term Career Technical Education Programs with high employment potential
5. Adults training to support child school success
6. Fee-based Community Education 

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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