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 specific Certificates of Competency that follow.

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.

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Career Information and Guidance
Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education - Leadership Development
Guidance and Orientation to Special Programs
Career Development
ASVAB Preparation 1
ASVAB Preparation 2
Biology Basic Skills
Transitional Math for Health Careers 1
HSE Preparation: Mathematics
HSE Preparation: Reasoning through Language Arts
HSE Preparation: Science
HSE Preparation: Social Studies
Math for College and Career Readiness
Short-Term Review
Math Skills Review
Personal Computer Applications
Learning Support Lab
Improving Reading Comprehension
Improving Writing Skills
Developmental Mathematics Concepts and Applications
Reading and Writing for College and Career Readiness
Foundations for Academic Success
All Subject Tutoring
Basic Writing Skills Development

Basic Career Readiness

#30805

This certificate provides courses that will improve the entry level basic skills needed for employment. Career Development includes personal career assessment, basic interview skills, and job search techniques that students can apply to current and future employment. Students will increase basic skills in reading comprehension, writing, math and basic computer literacy. Students are required to take Career Development and may take either Personal Computer Applications or Adult Basic Education or both. For more information, contact the Adult Basic Education Department at (909) 274-4845.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of Personal Computer Applications and Career Development courses, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in software applications and work readiness skills.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Adult Basic Education
Career Development
Personal Computer Applications

Basic Skills

#24058
The Basic Skills Certificate of Competency provides courses that will improve basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills. Improved literacy will benefit students in obtaining employment, advancing in their careers, or preparing for future advanced academic studies. Students will progress through different levels within this sequence based on individual need. Some students who improve skill levels in reading and mathematics and wish to take the military entrance exam (ASVAB) can take the ASVAB Prep course as an elective. Other elective courses provide students with the necessary admissions, assessment, educational planning, and enrollment into credit.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Adult Basic Education
Short-Term Review

Recommended Electives 

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Career Information and Guidance
Guidance and Orientation to Special Programs

ASVAB Test Preparation

#36870

This short-term program prepares students to successfully pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) exam. Career development is also provided to increase employability and work skills. The program is designed to assist students to achieve the maximum score which allows for additional work opportunities within the military. Students must pass both core courses to earn the ASVAB certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will achieve a sufficient score to enter a branch of the military (Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard).
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses 

Course Prefix Course Name Units
ASVAB Preparation 1
ASVAB Preparation 2

Financial and Database Management

#36115

This short-term program is intended to prepare students to become bookkeepers and entry level database developers. Career development is also provided to increase employability and work skills. This program is specifically for noncredit students who are seeking training in business fields for immediate entry-level employment. Furthermore, this program will also provide foundational skills and training for students to enter into more advanced accounting and database development training programs. Students must pass both core courses to earn the Financial and Database Management certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be prepared to gain employment.
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
  • Students will progress through the employment ladder by obtaining additional skills in database management and bookkeeping. 

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses 

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Financial and Database Managment 1
Financial and Database Management 2

Elective Course

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Career Development
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