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Designated Subjects Credentials authorize teaching or service in technical, trade, or vocational classes or in classes organized primarily for adults such as Adult Education, Regional Occupation Programs (ROP), and Career Technical Education classes.

The Ventura County Designated Subjects Credential program is a CTC (California Commission on Teacher Credentialing) approved Local Education Agency (LEA) for Adult and Career Technical Education. 

Services provided include:
  • Quality assurance – all courses taught by experienced credentialed instructors with professional experience in the field of vocational and adult education.
  • Support and mentoring provided by a trained peer support provider.
  • Evaluation, preparation and authorized LEA recommendation of credential application packets for adult education and career technical education teaching credentials for processing through the CTC. 
  • Individual counseling, advisement and transcript and work experience evaluation services provided by TSS staff experienced in credentialing. 

DSC Career Technical Education Program (including Advanced Preparation) and the DSC Adult Education Program consists of multiple instructional formats that provide: classroom instruction, on-line study, and self-paced study.

Special program option at a reduced rate for candidates that already hold a California Single Subject or Multiple Subject teaching credential. For details, please contact an academic advisor at .


DSC Equivalency Program Registration for 2016-2017

The registration period is now open for applicants to the DSC Equivalency Program! This program is for DSC Credential holders that also hold another California teaching credential (e.g., Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education Specialist). To register, go to the DSC Equivalency Program Application page.

DSC Program Registration for 2017-2018

The registration period for the 2016-2017 is now closed. If you would like to be notified when the 2017-2018 registration period is open, please complete the Request for Program Enrollment Notification form.

Links and Resources
Name Title Phone Email
Kim Uebelhardt Executive Director, Teacher Support Services 805-437-1320
Lisa Darling-Daniel Coordinator I 805-437-1320
Jackie Lozano Administrative Assistant I 805-437-1320
For credential advisement, contact:

Diana Westbrook Senior Academic Advisor 805-437-1320
Kathy Friel Academic Advisor 805-437-1320