ABC Adult School
12254 Cuesta Drive
20122 Cabrillo Lane
Earn a Career Path Technical Diploma by taking a prescribed number of professional courses directed to specific careers. The Career Path Technical Diploma is designed to verify to business and industry that you have the skills required for entry-level positions. The ABC Adult Education Program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the Council on Occupational Education (COE), and exclusively employs State of California certificated teachers
ABC Adult School is fully accredited with COE – The Council on Occupational Education.
ABC Adult School enrolls students from a schedule posted on the campus website and at the campuses.
All students wishing to enroll must have completed any appropriate assessments, finished the application process and paid applicable fees. Students may enroll in a particular course online from the website or in person during the enrollment windows published in the school calendar. Anyone interested in attending ABC Adult School should visit or call for the schedule of academic assessments and the general orientation. Students are not officially enrolled in a pathway until they receive an official letter from ABC Adult School.
Services for students include admissions and registration assistance, career information, aptitude and academic assessment, financial assistance, and job placement information. Students must be at least 18 years of age (unless otherwise specified), possess interest in career education for employment purposes, and have the basic skills necessary to achieve success in the career certificate program or course chosen. Completion from high school with a diploma or its recognized equivalent, such as a High School Equivalency exam (GED, HiSET, TASC).
Licensure and certification programs may require drug screenings, physical examinations or fees for liability or other insurance. Applicants are responsible for paying these costs. For additional admissions information, contact a counselor or advisor at ABCAS.
An applicant of a health science program that requires a clinical experience training component at a hospital, nursing home or other health care facility must submit to a Level I criminal background check and may be required to submit a Level II criminal background check as well as a drug screening test in some cases, in accordance with requirements set forth by The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Jessica Lunsford Act. The applicant is responsible for paying these costs even though the results may prevent enrollment in the career certificate program.
All centers comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1973 and strictly adhere to the nondiscrimination policy adopted by the School Board of ABC Unified School District. Reasonable accommodations can be made for special needs students.
Applicants having the interest and wanting to benefit from a career training program are accepted on a nondiscriminatory basis.
*Disclaimer: Courses subject to cancellation if enrollment is not sufficient.
Annual Safety Report
This report has been produced in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, and is available in electronic format at www.abcadultschool.edu. Hard copies are available at the ABC Adult School Main Office and Financial Aid Office. For more information regarding the Act, please click here: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-20/pdf/2014-24284.pdf
Campus Incidents/Crime Log
Many crimes are not reported to the police. As such, by collecting data through established guidelines from other sources, ABC Adult School is able to obtain a more accurate count of crimes on campus and affiliated locations. A crime is reported when a witness, a victim, a third party or the offender, regardless of that person’s affiliation, brings it to the attention of law enforcement or a campus security authority. In turn, ABC Adult School discloses crimes in the statistical portion report regardless of whether the crimes have been investigated by the police, and of this regardless of whether a finding of guilt or responsibility has been assigned. ABC Adult School makes a good faith effort to obtain the statistics by requesting them, in writing, from non-police campus security authorities and allied law enforcement agencies. ABC Adult School relies on the information obtained, but is not responsible if the information is inaccurate or is not provided. ABC Adult School also gathers statistical information about fires at on-campus student housing facilities. The Campus Fire Marshal collects this information from a variety of sources including campus security authorities, fire department personnel, and other reporting parties.
Daily Crime Logs
The Daily Crime Log lists crimes reported to ABC Adult School staff for the previous 60 days. The information listed in the log includes the nature of the crime, general location, date/time occurred, disposition, and date reported. The Daily Crime Log is accessible from our website:
Any information pertaining to the Daily Crime Log that is older than the previous 60 days can be made available within two business days, upon request.
Career & Placement Services
Career Assessment is a systematic process of evaluating the career abilities, interests and aptitudes of the student in order to provide assistance in making informed decisions about a career choice. This free service is available to prospective or current students upon request in the CTEC office.
Cost of Attendance
Student Records, Directory Information and Privacy
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Financial Aid Application Process
To begin the federal financial aid process, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at http://www.fafsa.gov.This is the first step in determining a student's eligibility for federal financial aid. Federal financial aid will be processed after submitting an application for admission and registering for courses in an eligible program.
Statement of Educational Purpose: The parent or student signing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) certifies the following: (1) use federal and/or state student financial aid only to pay the cost of attending an institution of postsecondary education, * (2) is not in default on a federal student loan or has made satisfactory arrangements to repay it, (3) does not owe money back on a federal student grant or has made satisfactory arrangements to repay it, and (5) will not receive a Federal Pell Grant from more than one school for the same period of time.
The parent or student signing the FAFSA agrees, if asked, to provide information that will verify the accuracy of the completed form. This information may include federal or state income tax forms filed or that are required to file. In addition, the parent or student certifies and understands that the Secretary of Education has the authority to verify information reported on this application with the IRS and other federal agencies. If the parent or student signs any document related to the federal student aid programs electronically using a personal identification number (PIN), username and password, and/or other credential, that person certifies that he or she is the person identified by the PIN, username and password, and/or other credential and has not disclosed that PIN, username and password, and/or other credential to anyone else.
If the parent or student purposely gives false or misleading information, he or she may be fined up to $20,000, sent to prison or both. * Federal aid funding is available only for those credits required to complete the student's primary program of study. Federal aid funding will cease once the maximum number of credits for the primary program have been completed. Federal financial aid may not be available for additional coursework in the pursuit of a concentration or otherwise, if not included within the requirements of the primary program of study.
Your eligibility depends on your Expected Family Contribution, your year in school, your enrollment status, and the cost of attendance at the school you will be attending. The financial aid office at your college or career school will determine how much financial aid you are eligible to receive.
Cost of Attendance
Your COA is the amount it will cost you to go to school. Most two-year and four-year colleges will calculate your COA to show your total cost for the school year (for instance, for the fall semester plus the spring semester). Schools with programs that last a different period of time (for instance, an 18-month certificate program) might give you a COA that covers a time period other than a year.
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
Your EFC is an index number that college financial aid staff use to determine how much financial aid you would receive if you were to attend their school. The information you report on your FAFSA is used to calculate your EFC.
Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Offenses
Your eligibility might be suspended if the offense occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (grants, loans, or work-study). When you complete the FAFSA form, you will be asked whether you had a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid. If the answer is yes, you will be provided a worksheet to help you determine whether your conviction affects your eligibility for federal student aid.
Leave of Absence
Leave of Absence must be filed at least 10 days prior to requested leave.
Students requesting a Leave of Absence (LOA) while enrolled at ABC Adult School must adhere to the policies and procedures established by the institution's administration.
Net Price Calculator
Net Price is the amount that a student pays to attend an institution in a single academic year AFTER subtracting scholarships and grants the student receives. Scholarships and grants are forms of financial aid that a student does not have to pay back.
Refunds and Withdrawal - R2T4
Program Refunds (students officially enrolled in a CTE program)
In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, each postsecondary educational institution must make available information regarding retention rates of certificate seeking first-time, full-time (FTFT) students entering the institution. Retention rate is a measure of the rate at which students persist in their educational program at an institution, expressed as a percentage. The table shown below is the percentage of FTFT certificate-seeking students from the previous fall who were still enrolled in the next fall.
Student Body Diversity
In accordance with the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, each postsecondary educational institution must make available information regarding student diversity. Data reported are for enrolled ABC Adult School students. Table below represents all enrolled students from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.
Voter Registration forms are located in the Cuesta Campus Main Office and in the Cabrillo Campus Office. Forms are available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese. Online Voter Registration is also available at: http://registertovote.ca.gov/