Our Mission

The mission of Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute is to educate and empower students to meet their goals through participation in accredited, technologically advanced, vocational, academic and personal enrichment programs that prepare them for leading successful lives in the global community.

The Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute is not your ordinary adult education program. Most adult schools in California do not have the scope and depth of occupational training programs available to students in Simi Valley.

The Simi Valley Adult School has the largest number of medical and dental training programs among all the adult education programs in the state of California. Most of our medical programs have specific beginning and ending dates.  However, many of our other career training programs, such as computer software classes, welder and machinist training programs are open entry, open exit, which means students may enroll at any time throughout the year. Please note: When an open-entry class reaches full student capacity, students may have to be placed on a waiting list.



Our Location

Nestled within the Santa Susana Mountain Range and beautiful Simi Hills, our campus is conveniently located in the southeast corner of Ventura County. The majority of programs are offered on the main school campus, however, satellite locations can be found nearby.

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School hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday’s from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
We operate year-round, offering morning, afternoon, evening, and Saturday classes. In addition, many courses are open-entry/open-exit, providing students the opportunity to study at their own pace, and to conveniently schedule their coursework.


The Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the accrediting agency for both public and private schools and colleges in the western United States. This accreditation covers all education programs offered by the adult school.Some of the occupational training programs operated by the Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute are additionally accredited by various accrediting or approval agencies.  Those programs include:

  • School of Cosmetology – California Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Certified Nurse Assistant.
Simi Valley Unified School District Non-Discrimination Policy
SVUSD does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic group, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color or disability in any program or activity.
Administration and Counselors
Michele Arso Principal
Giselle Bice Assistant Principal
Holly Correa Assistant Principal
Mel Vines Assistant Principal
Adrienne Linero Counselor
Nicole Pacheco Counselor


Our Mailing Address:
Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute
1880 Blackstock Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065