Adult Basic Education

Many adults, for one reason or another, have not accomplished their goal of reaching the level of education they desire for themselves or their families. The basic skills competencies presented in the Adult Basic Education (ABE) program are those which enable adults to participate in today's society.

Through the ABE program, adults can:

  • Gain reading, writing, mathematics, thinking, speaking and listening skills, and computer literacy
  • Gain the necessary skills to meet entrance requirements for vocational and technical post-secondary programs
  • Study to pass the General Education Development (GED) or the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) examinations
  • Obtain computer skills
  • Obtain critical thinking skills needed to meet the challenges in our changing world
  • Improve academic performance to be able to pass the COMPASS Entrance test.
  • The above services are available free of charge.

By developing and enhancing personal and academic skills, adults are better prepared to transition into the labor market or higher academic or vocational training. For those who wish to develop skills and expand possibilities and who are 18 years of age, contact the Basic Education Case Manager at your nearest campus.