Adult Basic Education

The Adult Basic Education department is committed to providing basic skills instruction and support services that prepare adult students to transition into college and employment. 

ABE Certificates of Competency

Noncredit Certificates of Competency represent sequences of courses in Basic Skills, Career Development, English as a Second Language or Secondary Education, which allow the student to develop individual competencies based on their personal educational goals and objectives. Each certificate is unique, but all provide the student an opportunity to gain skills necessary to advance in their careers, transition into a new career or prepare for future advanced academic studies and training.

Students are encouraged to gain more information by calling the College telephone number listed in each of the four specific Certificates of Competency that follow.

Program Certificates
Basic Career ReadinessCertificate of Competency
Basic SkillsCertificate of Competency
GED PreparationCertificate of Competency
Secondary EducationCertificate of Competency
Career Information and Guidance
Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education - Leadership Development
Guidance and Orientation to Special Programs
Career Development
Basic Skills Foundation
Re-Entry Work Skills Needed for Today's Workforce
Short-Term Review
Math Skills Review
Personal Computer Applications
Learning Support Lab
Reading Acceleration
Improving Reading Comprehension
Improving Writing Skills
Foundations for Academic Success
Developmental Mathematics Concepts and Applications
Basic Writing Skills Development
ASVAB Preparation (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

The Adult Basic Education department is committed to providing basic skills instruction and support services that prepare adult students to transition into college and employment. These services are offered at no cost:

  • Basic Skills Instruction (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics)
  • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Preparation
  • Support Services to EDD and WIOA I students
  • Academic and Career Counseling/Advising
  • Computer Literacy and Keyboarding Classes
  • Typing Test Certification

As part of the enrollment process, students must attend an orientation and complete assessments before starting classes. Orientation sessions are offered weekly in both the day and evening, and registration can be done at any time during the semester. Counselors and educational advisors are available to provide students with the following services:

  • Identifying career and academic goals
  • Enrolling into college
  • Financial aid information
  • Educational and career planning
  • Career development courses and services to prepare students for employment

For more information on Adult Basic Education programs and services, contact (909 )274-4845.

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