Northeastern Adult and Community Education
Adult and Community Education

Adult and Community Education

The Adult and Community Education Center offers adult learners career and academic pathways to accomplish their goals.

Through enriching instruction with certified instructors, our program will connect learners with the tools, knowledge and skills needed to thrive in their professional or academic journey. The ACE center is located in the ACE building on the west side of the Northeastern Junior College campus.

Mission

Northeastern is committed to developing excellence in our students by instilling knowledge, advancing skills, and providing opportunities to transfer and enter the workforce successfully. The Adult and Community Education center provides adult students with the skills and resources needed to pursue their academic and professional goals.

Northeastern recognizes the value of every student and the importance of a quality education.  We offer a variety of programs to provide students with the tools they need to improve their basic academic skills and to transition into college or a career. Programs include High School Equivalency (GED) preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL), College and Career Navigation and Family Literacy. Our dedicated staff creates a welcoming environment to support our students in identifying, pursuing and achieving their academic and professional goals.

Who We Serve

Adult students, ages 17 and older, who wish to improve their basic academic skills such as reading, writing and math; to prepare for the GED test; and/or to improve their English. The Family Literacy Program serves parents and children (ages 0-8 years old) by supporting families to build literacy and language skills in order to reach their greatest potential possible.

What you can expect

  • There are no fees for registration for the Adult Education classes!
  • All GED Preparation and ESL classes are offered with morning or evening options
  • All Adult Education programs begin with registration, orientation and assessment testing to get students started in the program
  • GED Preparation students study reading, writing, science, social studies and math to prepare for the official GED® and/or to get ready for college.
  • Daytime GED Preparation classes meet four times a week for three hours each class (12 hours/week).
  • Daytime ESL classes meet four times a week for three hours each class (12 hours/week).
  • Evening GED Preparation classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 3 hours each class (6 hours/week)
  • Evening ESL classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 3 hours each class (6 hours/week)
  • Classroom environments include traditional classroom instruction, small groups, one-on-one tutoring, and computer lab group and individual work
  • Limited financial resources are available for GED testing fees for qualified students. Resources will be discussed during orientation.