WELCOME TO Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education

Dr. Nancy Bilicich

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Mr Todd Livingstone
Dr Nancy Bilicich
  Todd Livingstone
Assistant Director

Welcome to the 2018 Spring Semester!

Spring - time for renewal! Re emerge yourself and get involved with your education. Education will improve your situation and your employability. Finish your high school diploma or GED/HiSET today! 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 course and get on the pathway to community college. 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! The Santa Cruz Center has officially become a testing center for the HiSET! Call us at the Green Valley Center at (831)786-2160 or at the Santa Cruz Center at (831)429-3966 for 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 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, join us for Clinical Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, or EKG Technician 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!