Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) 

Welcome to the CEC STEM site for the Ventura County Office of Education. This page supports and promotes STEM initiatives and opportunities for students in Pre-K-12 Ventura County schools. Our focus is on inclusive STEM careers that facilitate the design-build process. Our priority areas include Information Communication Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Unmanned Aerial Systems. 

As the largest employer of civilian STEM jobs in Ventura County, the US NAVY has partnered with VCOE to offer opportunities for students with the following three Naval centers. 

  • Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) – Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Point Mugu Division 
  • Engineering Command (NAVFAC) – Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division
  • Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division


All Ventura County School Districts have jointly agreed to keep their campuses closed and continue distance learning through the end of the 2019-20 school year in support of the coronavirus mitigation effort.

STEM Career Experiences 

  • Hackathon by the Sea-Click here (grades 9-12)
  • Hackathon by the Sea-Girls Edition-Click here (grades 7-12) (June 2020 event canceled)
  • Pre-Engineering Program-Click here (grades 7-12)
  • NAVY STEM Construction Camp-Click here (grades 9-12) Deadline to register is March 16

STEM Internships

  • The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)- Click here (grades 9-12)

Career Education Center

The following STEM programs are available for students and aligned with our local community college programs and CSUCI. Our focus is on inclusive STEM careers that facilitate the design-build process. 


Advanced Naval Technologies-Register today for Fall 2020!   


For additional information contact:

Rodrigo A. Cardenas

CEC Facilitator

(805) 890-8276