"VTI is a wonderful environment for all ages who wants a start in the medical field. My nurse assistant education and training was taught by dedicated and knowledgeable staff that wants their students succeed. Jannet is an experienced R.N. who has taught and guided myself and numerous students. You will learn everything you need to know to pass the CNA certification. I enjoyed my time with VTI and I recommend VTI to anyone who is interested.​"

          -- Christine. B           Oxnard, CA 

"At VTI, I found staff that were competent, and understood the practical and academic skills necessary to complete the CNA course in anticipation for the licensing exam. They helped me get one step closer to meeting my professional goals."

          -- Fernando C.           Oxnard,CA 

our approach

Ventura Training Institute is a family-operated vocational school in Oxnard, CA. We provide medical training courses to people who are passionate about the health care field. Successful completion of our program gives graduates the opportunity to work in various parts of the medical field. We understand that starting a new career is intimidating, so we go beyond basic instruction. We mentor our students, give them advice on career paths and help them find the right job. Since our students will become the next generation of medical leaders, we are committed to providing exceptional training so our students can provide the best care to their patients in our community.  And with a 95% course completion rate, we are proud to say that many of our students continue on to higher education.

we believe in great education leads to great healthcare professional.


who we are

​Jannet Wharton founded Ventura Training Institute in 2009, pursuing a vision that was over 30 years in the making. When she immigrated to the United States in the 1980s, she faced many challenges on her journey to become a Registered Nurse. For years, she worked odd jobs to support her family and pay for her education; but she never once lost sight of her dream. Eventually, her hard work paid off and she received her nursing degree from Ventura College. Now, with over 20 years of experience as a RN in the medical field, Jannet founded Ventura Training Institute to help others achieve their dreams as well. Through Ventura Training Institute, she hopes to continually inspire students to believe in themselves and the endless possibilities that the medical field can offer.