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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 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 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 ESS 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 .


DSC CTE Equivalency Program

The Spring 2018 session of the DSC CTE Equivalency Program is scheduled to open February 21, 2018. This is a special program option at a reduced reate for individuals that hold BOTH a California Preliminary CTE credential AND a California Single Subject or Multiple Subject teaching credential. To register for this program, click HERE.

DSC CTE and Adult Ed Programs

Registration for the current school year is now closed. If you would like to be notified when registration opens for the 2018-19 school year, please complete a Request for Program Enrollment Notification.

Links and Resources
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