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Disabled Student Programs And Services

Students with limitations due to a disability may receive support services. Those students with mobility, visual, hearing, speech, psychological and other health impairments as well as learning and developmental disabilities are served.
For information or an appointment call (562) 940-6203.

Federal Pell Grant available to those who qualify. Please have your 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 FAFSA submitted.

VA Education Benefits also available. We help servicemembers, veterans, and eligible dependents access the educational benefits they earned by serving in the armed forces of the United States.

VA Education Benefits also available. We help servicemembers, veterans, and eligible dependents access the educational benefits they earned by serving in the armed forces of the United States. The following educational benefits are available to veterans and dependents:

Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®)

Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill® - Transfer of Entitlement)

Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty)

Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)

Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill® - Reservists)

Chapter 1607 (Montgomery GI Bill® - Reserve Educational Assistance Program)

Chapter 35 (Dependents Educational Assistance)

VONAPP (Veterans On Line Application) website is an official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website that enables service members, veterans and their beneficiaries, and other designated individuals to apply for benefits using the Internet.

Web Automated Verification of Enrollment W.A.V.E (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) Chapter 30 and 1606 students may certify their monthly enrollment with WAVE.

I am a Veteran or a Dependant of a Veteran, how do I enroll?

  1. Attend a free CTE orientation. (Visit for dates and times.)
  2. Visit H-61 or email to request an appointment with School Certified Official (SCO)
    a. Students must NOT enroll in any programs without completing step 2.
    b. Failure to meet with DAS's SCO prior to enrollment, could jeopardize certification on eligibility.
  3. Submit your Application for Education Benefits through VONAPP.

What should I bring to my appointment with the SCO?

Social Security Card
Valid ID
Form-DD214 Member-4
C.O.E. if available
Transcripts if available

Social Security Card
Valid ID
Veteran's Form-DD214 Member-4
C.O.E. if available
Transcripts if available

All VA beneficiaries must provide transcripts for prior education and training to be evaluated, and proof of High School completion or equivalency

Approved Courses For Veterans Benefits

Come in and use your benefits:

  • Advanced Private Security Academy
  • Court Reporting (on campus only)
  • Dental Assistant
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Massage Therapy
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Biller/Coder (on campus only)
  • Medical Assistant (on campus only)

Job Placement Services

A Job Developer provides a variety of free employment services to currently enrolled DAS students and graduates.  Please email

A computer lab is available for currently enrolled DAS students to create or update resumes.  For further information, please email

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Health And Safety

Downey Adult School works closely with Downey Police Department.  Downey Adult School has several security guards patrolling the campus during normal school hours as well as a Downey Police Officer on campus from 8:00-2:00 p.m. daily.

Retention Rate

Copyright Information

Guidelines for Student Conduct are set forth in the California Education Code, California Administrative Code, Title V, and all civil and criminal codes. Students enrolling in district educational programs assume an obligation to obey state law and district rules and regulations governing the conduct of students.

Students who enroll in those instructional programs in which the school has affiliations with various outside associations must comply with the school’s policies and procedures and also with the outside associations’ policies and procedures. This includes but is not limited to students enrolled in the programs of Court Reporting, Dental Assisting, Emergency Medical Technician, Massage Therapy, Phlebotomy, Security Guard, and Vocational Nursing.

The following represent violations for disciplinary action, up to but not limited to expulsion, that may be taken:

  1. Dishonesty, cheating, plagiarism, lying, or knowingly furnishing false information to the district or college officials performing their duties.
  2. Forgery, alteration, or misuse of district documents, records, or identification.
  3. Willful misconduct that results in damage to any real or personal property owned by the district or district employees (damage includes, but not limited to vandalism, such as cutting, defacing, breaking, etc.).
  4. Obstruction or disruption of pedestrian or vehicular traffic or of teaching, research, administration, or of other district activities on or off District premises. This includes obstruction or disruption of administration, disciplinary procedures or authorized college activities.
  5. Assault, battery, or any threat of force or violence upon a student, college personnel, or campus visitor; willful misconduct which results in injury or death to a student, college personnel, or campus visitor. This includes fighting on district property or at a District-sponsored event, on or off district premises.
  6. Detention of any person on District-owned or controlled property or at district-sponsored or supervised functions or other conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of another.
  7. Theft of any property of the district which includes property of a member of the district community or a campus visitor.
  8. Unauthorized entry into or unauthorized use of district property, supplies, equipment, and/or facilities.
  9. Misrepresentation of oneself or of an organization to be an agent of the district.
  10. Sexual assault or physical abuse, including rape, forced sodomy, forced oral copulation, rape by a foreign object, sexual battery, or threat or assault, or any conduct that threatens the health and safety of the alleged victim, which includes students, college personnel, or campus visitors.
  11. Use, possession, distribution, or being under the influence of alcoholic beverage on district property or at any district-sponsored event.
  12. Use, possession, distribution, or being under the influence of narcotics, other hallucinogenic drugs or substances, or any poison classified as such by Schedule “D” in Section 4160 of the Business and Professions Code on District property or at any District-sponsored event except as expressly permitted by law.
  13. Expression which is libelous, slanderous, obscene or which incites students so as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on district premises, or violation of district regulations, or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the college.
  14. Engaging in lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior on district property or at any district-sponsored function.
  15. Possession or use while on the district premises, or a district-sponsored function, of any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous objects, including but not limited to any facsimile firearm, knife or explosive. Exceptions include those participating in a criminal justice educational program who are authorized such possession or those who are enrolled in a course which authorizes such possession.
  16. Unauthorized preparation, giving, selling, transfer, distribution, or publication, for any commercial purpose, of any contemporaneous recording of an academic presentation in a classroom or equivalent site of instruction, including but not limited to handwritten or typewritten class notes, except as permitted by any district policy or administrative regulation.
  17. Engaging in harassing or discriminatory behavior based on race, sex (i.e., gender), religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law.
  18. Continuous disruptive behavior or willful disobedience, habitual profanity or vulgarity, open and persistent abuse of college personnel, or open and persistent defiance of the authority of college personnel, which includes physical as well as verbal abuse, including the use of racial epithets and hate speech;
  19. Disruptive written or verbal communication, vulgarity, open and persistent abuse of other students which include verbal abuse, racial epithets and hate speech. Engaging in intimidating conduct or bullying against another student through words or actions, including direct physical contact; verbal assaults, such as teasing or name-calling; social isolation or manipulation; and cyberbullying.
  20. Willful or persistent smoking in any area where smoking has been prohibited by law or by regulation of the Board of Trustees;
  21. Violation of the Computer Usage Policy is applicable to students using computer classrooms, computer labs, the wireless network or other locations on and off district property. A violation is considered any of the following:
    • Accessing with or without permission or causing to be accessed without authorization, altering, damaging, deleting, hacking, destroying, or otherwise using any data, computer, computer system, computer software, and programs, or computer network belonging to or used by the college or any member of the District.
    • Accessing with or without permission, taking, copying, or making use of any data from a computer, computer system, or computer network, or taking or copying any supporting documentation, whether existing or residing internal or external to a computer, computer system, or computer network belonging to or used by the college or District.
    • Using or causing to be used, computer services without permission.
    • Disrupting or causing the disruption of computer services or denying or causing the denial of computer services to an authorized user of a computer, computer system, or computer network belonging to or used by the college or District.
    • Introducing any computer contaminant or virus into any computer, computer system, or computer network belonging to the college or District. Sending any message using any computer system or network without authorization or sending any message in the name of another person or entity.
    • Using any account or password without authorization.
    • Allowing or causing an account number or password to be used by any other person without authorization.
    • Accessing or causing to be accessed, downloading or causing to be downloaded, pornographic or obscene materials except when accessing such material which is part of the instructional process or assignment for a class in which the student is currently enrolled.
    • Use of systems or networks for personal commercial purposes.
    • “Cyberstalking”, which is to be understood as any use of the college or district computer system, computer network, or computer programs to stalk another person via excessive messages or inquiries, inappropriate or threatening messages, racially motivated communications, photos or other means of communication.

Student Privacy Rights

Downey Adult School adheres to the guidelines established by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) - a federal legislation established to regulate access and maintenance of student records.

FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records, including the right to:

  • Inspect their education records:
  • Request an amendment of the records that the student believes are inaccurate
  • Control disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the students' education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  • File a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school  to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Parents, spouses and significant others have no inherent right to access student educational records.

Constitution Day

Downey Adult School is mandated to recognize the US constitution, since we are a Title IV funded institution. Annually, on September 17th, DAS hosts this event by providing information and suggestions for activities as they relate to learning about the US Constitution.

Student Right To Know Act

The Student Right-to-Know Act, passed by Congress in 1990, requires institutions eligible for Title IV funding, under the Higher Education Act of 1965, to calculate completion or graduation rates of certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time students entering that institution, and to disclose these rates to current and prospective students.  Every institution that participates in any Title IV program and is attended by students receiving athletically-related student aid is required to disclose graduation/completion rates of all students as well as students receiving athletically-related student aid by race/ethnicity, gender and by sport, and the average completion or graduation rate for the four most recent years, to parents, coaches, and potential student athletes.  To read more about the Student Right-to-Know Act, please visit the National Center for Education Statistics website at

Downey Adult School, acting in compliance with the Student Right to Know Act, is happy to post the following information on the graduation rates of our cohorts of full-time, first-time, degree-seeking undergraduates, and student athletes that have received financial aid.  

Things to keep in mind when viewing this information:

  • Retention and Graduation rates are for a select group of students – Spring/Summer, Fall, and Winter trimesters.
  • Graduation rates do not include students who left school:
    • To serve in the armed forces
    • To take part in official church missions,
    • To help with a foreign aid service of the federal government
  • Graduation rates do not include students who have died or become totally disabled.
  • Students who withdrew for personal or medical reasons are included in the original headcount. 

Student Body Diversity (NPEC, Summary of HEA Institutional Disclosure Requirements)
Brief Description: Institutions must make available to current and prospective students information about student body diversity, including the percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories: male, female, self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group, and Federal Pell Grant recipients.


Rates for Completion and Placement and Licensure

Summary of Program Data for
Downey Adult Career and Education Center

Students Graduating July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
Reported November 2021

COE Minimum Benchmarks: 60% 70% 70%
Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs DAS
Completion Rate
Placement Rate
Licensure Rate
Advance Private Security Academy * *
CNA + Certified Nursing Assistant ** **
CNA + Phlebotomy ** **
Clinical Medical Assistant 79% 74%
Court Reporting 60% 100%
Dental Assistant 85% 95%
EKG/ECG 61% 75%
Emergency Medical Technician 72% 70%
Home Health Aide ** **
Home Health Aide Advanced ** **
Massage Therapy 99% 83%
Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy 65% 71%
Medical Biller Coder 65% 86%
Paralegal 93% 77%
Pharmacy Technician 66% 72%
Phlebotomy Technician * *
Vocational Nursing 81% 71%

*program did not have student enrollment during the reporting period
**program has been recently approved by COE during the reporting period and did not have student enrollment prior to the end of the reporting period

As mandated by Downey Adult School Career and Education Center’s accreditation agency, the Council on Occupational Education, the Job Placement rate is calculated as follows: The numerator consists of all graduates within the specified time period that got training-related jobs. The denominator consists of all graduates within the specified time period. Excluded from this calculation were graduates unavailable for employment because of pregnancy and other serious health-related issues, caring for ill family members, or death; and graduates who refused employment or enrolled in a program strictly for personal use.

The Council on Occupational Education 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350,
Telephone: 770-396-3898 / FAX: 770-396-3790,