Dr. Nancy Bilicich

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Mr Todd Livingstone
Dr Nancy Bilicich
  Todd Livingstone
Assistant Director

Welcome to the 2017 FALL Semester!

Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education has completed the first full year working with Santa Cruz. We have thoroughly enjoyed the process of making the school year and providing more opportunities for students to enhance their education. The Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) provides Adult Education services county-wide and not duplicate services. In the brochure you will see classes offered in six years:

 Elementary and secondary basic skills, including classes required for a High School Diploma or High        School Equivalency Certificate.

 Classes and courses for immigrants eligible for educational services in citizenship and English as a          Second Language and workforce preparation classes in basic skills.

 Education programs for Adults with Disabilities.

 Short-term Career Technical Education Programs with high employment potential.

 Adult Training to support child school success.

 Adults in the workforce (including older adults).


Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education is a Pearson-VUE Testing Center, the only one in Santa Cruz County! We are currently located at the Green Valley Center and offer the 2014 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! New this Fall, we are now offering the HiSet at both the Green Valley Center and the Santa Cruz Center. Call us (831) 786-2160 to check on details.


If you are looking for a new line of work, starting your own business or just want to supplement your income/retirement, then please look at the Adults in the Workforce (including Older Adults) Pathways on page 12. 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 sculpture), Woodworking, Painting, Watercolor, Digital Photography 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. In case you need to expand your internet and email skills, you can take Introduction to Computers, Email and the Internet support class. Other support classes include eBay, Office Skills Computer Class (including Google Docs), Digital Photography and if your business grows, a QuickBooks class. Start today and let WASC 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, join us for Clinical Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, or EKG Technician classes. All of us need health care - be part of the solution!


A new addition in the brochure is emphasizing our partnership with Cabrillo College. WE are offering a bridge to Cabrillo Health Career Occupations Pathway (see pages 9 and 21 for details). 


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!