Adult Education programs prepare students for entry into college level coursework, vocational-technical programs, and workplace readiness through a variety of programs to meet student goals. Our administration, staff, and faculty offer an environment which is challenging and supportive while celebrating the diversity of its student population.
Adult Education Programs
- Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes help students to build their English and math skills to prepare for pre-college, and college level course work.
- Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) offers students the opportunity to build their English and math skills while taking college level classes.
- High School 21+ (HS21+) is a competency-based program for people age 21 or older to earn a high school diploma.
- GED® Preparation classes help people to prepare for GED® testing.
- The English as a Second Language (ESL) program has 6 levels of classes to help non-native speakers of English improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.
How to Register for an Adult Education (ABE) English or Math Class
- Sign up for an ABE Information Session by filling out the "Information Sign Up" at the bottom of page.
- Take a CASAS entry test at the college Assessment Center. For hours and location information see Assessment Center.
- Attend ABE Information Session that you signed up for. In an information session, you will learn about the ABE program, view the ABE class schedule, develop your academic plan, and register for the Adult Education class that best matches your goal.
Students who are returning after six or more months must go through the new student steps (see above). Students who are returning after missing one quarter (less than six months) should contact Angela Holley for a registration appointment.
Other Important Information:
*Non-eligibility: Students in the U.S. on a student (F-1, M-1) visa are not eligible for the college's Adult Education (BEdA) classes. Please contact the International Student Office about the Intensive English Program. People in the U.S. as "nannies" or "au pairs" on a study exchange (J-1) visa are required to participate in college-level academic classes.
Children are not allowed in the test sessions, information sessions, or in classes. Students who need disability accommodations should contact Access Services.
Fall classes are closed for enrollment. Please check back in late October for winter quarter information sessions.