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 Education, Career Technical Education and Special Subject (e.g., ROTC).

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 mentor and field-based supervisor (provided by employer).
  • 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 ESE 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.

Ventura COE offers the following DSC Programs:

For further assistance with any questions you may have, please contact an academic advisor at .

Name Title Phone Email
Kim Uebelhardt Executive Director, Educator Support Services 805-437-1320
Lisa Darling-Daniel Coordinator 805-437-1320
Sarah Kennelty Administrative Assistant 805-437-1320
For credential advisement, contact:

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