Adult Education and English as a Second Language (ESL)
Adult Education programs prepare students for college and can help you achieve academic goals and gain career advancement skills. The Adult Education Department offers programs for GED Prep, ESL classes, College Boost and Math Brush-Up.
- GED Prep helps you prepare for the GED exam, which demonstrates your knowledge of high school academic subject matter
- ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are for you if you'd like to improve your English language skills
- College Boost can teach you the skills you need to succeed at college
- Math Brush-Up can help you improve your math skills so you can feel confident and prepared for college math classes
You can enroll in adult education courses and start any time. GED Prep follows the regular academic year schedule.
The Aims Adult Education and GED programs can open up career and higher-education opportunities for you. Case management allows Aims faculty to connect you with resources either at Aims or in the community. Aims partners with different organizations to offer students different wrap-around services such as help finding jobs, scholarship research, and more.
Note: You must be at least 18 years old to participate in these programs. If you are 17 years old, you'll need a parent/guardian signature on this intake document.
The Aims GED Prep program is a non-traditional classroom setting where you can study for the GED exam at any time and at your own pace.
You can study in-person, remotely, or in a combination of both.
When you enroll in the GED program, you'll have the chance to take an initial official practice exam in each of the four subjects--language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Your initial test results will allow your instructor to create an individual learning plan based on your individual needs to help prepare you for the actual GED exams.
Aims offers extended hours in the Adult Learning Lab Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon (with the exception of the summer semester).
The Aims College Boost program is a college-preparation program designed to help you gain the skills and confidence to prepare for college-level coursework. The program provides 12 months of personalized extended academic support to students who need further instruction to succeed in class.
College Boost is a self-study program that allows you to work at your own pace and study when you choose.
You can either enroll in College Boost to improve your skills before you take college courses or you can enroll in the program while you are taking college courses.
Math Brush-Up is a is a free 10-week course for Aims students that helps prepare you for college-level math.
You can work remotely at your own pace using an individualized learning plan or in the Adult Learning Lab with instructor support.
The Aims Adult Learning Lab staff offers students personalized learning plans with effective instructional and personal support.
With instructors fluent in both English and Spanish, you can receive instruction based on your needs and schedule. Learn with your instructor one one-on-one in the open lab environment at the Adult Learning Lab or remotely, or a combination of both.