The Adult Education Program
In cooperation with the Kansas Board of Regents, the Adult Education Program is designed to help adults increase knowledge and improve skills essential in today's world in three areas:
- Basic Skills (ABE): Classes enable adults to improve their skills in reading, math, English, science, and social studies. Employability skills, including beginning computer training, are also a part of the basic skills curriculum. These classes are open to all adults who wish to brush up on basic skills whether or not they have completed a high school diploma.
- High School Equivalency Preparation (GED): Classes prepare adults for all subjects on the GED test: math, reading, social studies and science. These classes also strengthen writing skills and help students prepare to transition to college or careers after earning their GED.
- College Preparation: Classes help strengthen math, reading and writing skills in order to prepare for the Compass exam. Students also learn test-taking and study skills for success in post-secondary education.
- English as a Second Language (ESL): Classes enable adults with little or no knowledge of English to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in English.
Classes are held at KCKCC and two satellite learning centers and are offered at a variety of times to meet the needs of changing schedules.
To participate in the Adult Education Program, students must be at least 16 years of age and not attending high school. There is a yearly $50 fee for classes and materials.