Adult Education


Adult Education Programs

Adult Education programs prepare students to enter college level courses, vocational or technical programs, or the workplace. Our staff and instructors offer a challenging and supportive environment that embraces the diversity of our students.

  • Adult Basic Education.  ABE classes help students build their English and math skills to prepare for pre-college and college level course work.  We also offer Digital Literacy classes to build basic computer skills.
  • 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+.  HS+ is a competency-based program for people age 18 or older to earn a high school diploma.
  • GED® Preparation Classes.  GED classes help students prepare for GED® testing.
  • English as a Second Language.  The ESL program has 6 levels of classes to help non-native speakers of English improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

How to register for an ABE English, Math or Digital Literacy Class

New Students:

  1. Sign up for an ABE Information Session by filling out the "Information Sign Up" at the bottom of page.
  2. 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, AND develop your academic plan for the Adult Education class that best matches your goal.  You will also receive a CASAS assessment referral form so that you can complete step 3 (below).
  3. *Take a CASAS entry test at the college Assessment Center. For hours and location information see Assessment Center.

*You may request a free reading and/or math CASAS assessment at the college Assessment Center before attending an information session if you have a student identification number.  

Returning Students:

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.

Spring 2020 ABE Classes

Register for spring starting ABE classes now: Sign up for a spring quarter information session (below) or contact Angela Holley to make an appointment,, 360-596-5288.   Spring ABE classes start April 6.



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