Southwestern Community College adult education & literacy program provides adults 17 and older accessible, quality instruction that develops life, work, and literacy skills. These skills provide the opportunity for higher learning, better pay and job potential, and a sense of accomplishment. All adult education and literacy classes are free and available at a number of locations throughout the eight county area Southwestern serves. Programs include Adult Basic Education (ABE), English Language Learners (ELL), and High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED).

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For More Information on Adult Education and Literacy Programs
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
English Language Learners (ELL)
High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) – (Formerly GED®)

Adult Education & Literacy helps eligible adults:

• Change their lives
• Learn to read and communicate
• Complete secondary school education
• Improve their reading, writing, math and problem-solving skills
• Get the basic skills needed to be productive employees, family members, and citizens


Adult Education & Literacy students:
• Are 17 years of age or older
• Need and want to improve their basic skills
• Desire to improve their English language skills
• Are taking the first step to being more successful
• Desire or need training to gain or keep meaningful employment

Computer Literacy
Keyboarding and basic computer instruction is available for the true beginner. Classes are free. Call 800-247-4023, ext. 441 or 449, 641-782-1441 or 449 to register.