Adult and Developmental Education (ADE)
Adult and Developmental Education offers a variety of programs to help adults increase their academic and workforce skills. The objectives of adult education are to teach literacy, to refresh basic academic skills, to help non-English speakers and those with limited English proficiency to learn the English language, to help legal resident aliens prepare for the Citizenship test, and to prepare adults without a high school diploma or its equivalent for the GED® test. Students are provided with the opportunity to improve their skills in reading, math, science, social studies, language arts. All classes are free of charge.
Programs offered by this department are:
• English as a Second Language (ESL), ESL American History & Government
The Adult Education program is designed for adults who would like to increase their academic and workforce skills. Students are provided the opportunity to improve their skills in reading, writing, math, science, social studies. Students receive direct instruction and may supplement instruction via online programs that help students work at their own level and progress at their own speed.
Students preparing to take the GED® test are given instruction in reading, writing, social studies, science, and math. An online learning system, the Aztec Learning System, is available to assist students. Aztec can be accessed from Midland College campus-based computers and on the Internet for home study.
ESL classes provide students the opportunity to improve their speaking, reading, writing, and listening English language skills. These skills are taught in conjunction with life skills to help the student function fully in the community. ESL classes in reading and writing are also provided for Spanish-speakers desiring to pass the GED® test in Spanish. ESL offers an American History and U.S. Government class for resident legal aliens who want to prepare for American Citizenship.
Adult Education classes are held at various locations including the main campus, Cogdell Learning Center, Workforce Solutions - Permian Basin, and at the WRTTC in Fort Stockton. All persons interested in enrolling in classes should call 685-6819 or 685-6817 for more information.
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Adult and Developmental Education at Midland College