VCOE Opens New Career Education Center in Moorpark
Enrollment Now Open for Cutting Edge Career Courses

Cybersecurity, engineering, medical science, and video game design are some of the leading edge courses being offered to Ventura County high school and adult education students at the new Career Education Center Moorpark. A ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon marked the official opening of the facility, which is operated by the Ventura County Office of Education. The Moorpark center is the second campus for the Career Educations Center (CEC), which is headquartered at its original location near the Camarillo Airport.

“We are very excited to bring innovative career and technical education courses to students in east Ventura County,” said CEC Executive Director Dr. Tiffany Morse. The campus has been upgraded to include a digital media lab, a music and sound production lab, and a certified nursing assistant training facility. Classrooms feature the latest technology and innovative designs, such as lounge areas intended to encourage student collaboration. The center will serve as a model of innovation for teaching in Ventura County by piloting advanced technologies such as virtual reality.

The new facility is located at the former site of Community High School on Condor Drive in Moorpark. The continuation high school buildings had been vacant since last year when Moorpark Unified School District moved its students to classrooms at Moorpark High School. The district is leasing the facility to VCOE for one dollar per year for the next five years. The deal allows the district to expand its career and technical education offerings. It also gives CEC the ability to serve students who are unable to commute to Camarillo and helps relieve space constraints at the Camarillo site.

Enrollment Now Open for Classes Beginning August 30

The Moorpark campus will offer courses Monday through Thursday afternoons beginning August 30. The offerings include honors level courses, some of which earn college credit. In addition to providing career and technical education, the Moorpark site is home to adult education services.

Students who wish to enroll should contact their school counselor. Adults who are interested in taking courses should call the CEC at 805-437-1420. Transportation to the new facility is available from high schools in the Moorpark, Simi Valley and Conejo Valley Unified School Districts. The new campus is holding an open house and offering classroom tours August 23 to August 30 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

A complete list of courses offered this year at the Career Education Center Moorpark is available at

About the Ventura County Office of Education
The Ventura County Office of Education provides a broad array of fiscal, training and technology support services to local school districts, helping to maintain and improve lifelong educational opportunities for children, educators and community members. VCOE also operates schools that serve students with severe disabilities and behavioral issues, provides career education courses, and coordinates countywide academic competitions including Mock Trial and the Ventura County Science Fair. Learn more at: