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.
  • 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.  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)

Register for an ABE English or Math Class

New Students:

  1. Sign up for an ABE Information Session by filling out the "Information Sign Up" at the bottom of page.
  2. Take a CASAS entry test at the college Assessment Center. For hours and location information see Assessment Center.
  3. 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.

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.

Winter 2019 Classes

Register for a Winter starting ABE class: Sign up for an information session below or contact Angela Holley for more information,, 360-596-5288.



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