Adult Education

KCC offers courses and services for area residents to further personal development, explore vocational interests, obtain a high school equivalency and prepare for entry to college credit courses and associate degree programs. These courses are preparation for college work, but do not apply toward a degree.

All Adult Education courses are offered at no charge to students.

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ALIVE Literacy Program – The Adult Literacy Initiative Volunteers Expanded (ALIVE) program provides individual, classroom, and small group tutoring to improve the literacy skills of adults 16 years and older.

Adult Basic Education basic reading, writing and math skills up to the eighth-grade level.

High School Equivalency – These courses teach students the reading, writing, math, social studies, natural science, and state and federal constitution information necessary to pass a high school equivalency (such as GED or HiSet) examination. Online instruction is available to qualified students.

English as a Second Language (ESL) – The ESL program provides non-native adults an opportunity to develop English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Assessment of language skills is conducted before entering class.

High School Level, Adult Secondary Education (ASE) – Classes are offered for persons wishing to earn credits toward completion of a traditional high school diploma. Credit is granted by the student’s resident high school district.