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The Southwest Riverside County Adult Education Consortium was established in response to Assembly Bill 86 (now California Adult Education Program). The intent of California Adult Education Program is to expand and improve the provision of adult education via the 70 consortia in California. SRCAERC serves a 1,700 square mile area in central and southwestern Riverside County. It stretches 45 miles east to west to include the communities of Banning, Beaumont, Idyllwild, San Jacinto, Hemet, Perris, Sun City, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Murrieta, Menifee, Temecula, Aguanga, and Anza. It has a population of approximately 626,000. Economic activity includes a varied agricultural industry, light manufacturing, tourism and a thriving service sector meeting the needs of the region’s growing population.

Consortium Goals



Working towards the outcomes of each individual student.  Every student will have a student-identified goal.


Help students achieve faster program completion and desired program outcomes.


Increase career education courses throughout the region that align to post-secondary, certificate, degree and regional employment needs.


Continuously improve quality data collection practices.

Program Areas


Basic Skills

Training in basic reading, writing and numeracy skills to adults to be functioning members of their community.


Classes to help develop workforce skills.

Career and Technical Education

Short-term CTE programs with high employment potential consist of a course of study, or an organized sequence of courses leading to a career technical certificate that is directly related to employment.

Adults with Disabilities

Our Adult Education diploma programs are designed to offer support for Adults with Disabilities between the ages of 18-22. We offer access to IEP-driven curriculum for students working towards a full high school diploma

English as a Second Language

ESL programs provide English learners with listening, speaking, reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. The program offers six (6) ESL levels, ranging from beginning literacy to advanced English language development.

Older Adults

Classes to support older adults.


Apprenticeship is a system of learning while earning, and “learning by doing.” It combines training on the job with related and supplemental instruction at school.

Guiding Principles

FocusDevelopEnsureBe TrueBe Guided

Focus on the needs of the region (versus individual districts)

Develop programs based on principles and standards of accreditation

Ensure that students can complete a program of study (including graduation)

Be true to the principles of the
California Adult Education Program

Be guided by data through a process of consensus and feedback/input from constituents (students, teachers, community)

Steering Committee



Jasmine Port

Mt. San Jacinto College


Nohora Vasquez

Lake Elsinore USD District


Dr. Joyce Johnson

Mt. San Jacinto College


Lucie Gonzalez



Melissa Lee

Banning Unified School District


Matthew Centofranchi

Hemet Unified School District


Melanie Petago

Beaumont Unified School District


Steve Rausa

Murrieta Valley Unified School District


Tim Dignan

Temecula Valley Unified School District


Amy Hall

Perris High Unified School District


Ken Swanson

San Jacinto Unified School District