Adult Education & GED Program
The Adult Education Program at Richland Community College offers a variety of courses to help meet the diverse needs of the community. All Adult Education classes (ABE, ASE, ESL) may be repeated up to three (3) times.
To enroll in the Adult Education Program, student must first attend orientation, which is conducted weekly, or an appointment can be arranged. The session is free and lasts about an hour. Individuals interested in enrolling in the program must be at least 16. Classes meet both on campus and off and are held at various times. All classes and textbooks for the Adult Education Program are free to students.
Adult Education Options
Adult Secondary Education and GED Preparation
Adult Secondary Education courses prepare students for passing the General Educational Development (GED) test. The GED test includes questions in writing, social studies, math, science, literature, and the arts. Passing the GED test demonstrates eligibility for a high school equivalency certificate. A new option being offered is for students to study for the GED test online. In order to qualify for this option, students must meet specific criteria. You may also refer to the GED-i website.
Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education courses in reading and math are available to students who need to review basic skills for personal development or advancement to higher-level courses.
English as a Second Language
English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are for individuals who are native speakers of another language and who need to improve their English speaking, reading, and writing skills for academic or employment purposes.
Literacy Tutoring - Project READ
Project READ helps adults improve reading and math skills through individual tutoring. For more information, visit the Project READ website.
Job Skills Courses
Job skills courses help students improve opportunities for employment, and parenting classes are provided at selected sites. Contact the Adult Education Office for more information.
- Director of Adult Education: Jessica Pickel
- Secretary: Stacie Hanneken
- Office Location: W121
- Phone: (217) 875-7211, ext. 355