Adult Education

Welcome to Adult Education

 
 

The instructional services provided by the Adult Education Program are in alignment with and relevant to HCC’s mission and provide access to post-secondary education and employment opportunities that are essential to our clients’ success.

These services include:

Adult Learners who have graduated from high school or completed the GED® may enroll in Adult Education classes if they score sufficiently on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and meet other program specific requirements.

Featured Programs

Employer-based ESL and Literacy Services

As part of its Adult Education and Literacy contract with the Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board, Houston Community College is required to offer workplace literacy, workforce literacy and other career pathway programs for adult learners.

Workplace Literacy (WPL) programs are generally offered at an employer’s worksite, exclusively for a specific employer’s workers. The curriculum for Workplace Literacy projects is customized and based on authentic print and other media that are used by workers for their day-to-day health, safety and environmental work activities. Instructors use authentic media to teach Reading, Writing, Math and Language skills to workers and simultaneously reinforce the acquisition content of the materials. English as-a Second Language (ESL) options are available.

Workplace literacy is a fee-based service with employers, employees and the college in combination, supporting necessary project costs. Employers at a minimum pay for the cost of instruction with other costs such as supervision, instructional materials and curriculum design being negotiated.

To find out more, employers should call (713) 718-8379.

Workforce Literacy (WFL) programsare offered at HCC campuses or other locations exclusively for a specific employer or group of employers’ workers. The curriculum for Workplace Literacy projects is customized and based other media that are used by workers for their day-to-day health, safety and environmental work activities. Instructors use authentic media to teach Reading, Writing, Math and Language skills to workers and simultaneously reinforce the acquisition content of the materials. . English as-a Second Language (ESL) options are available.

Workplace literacy is a fee-based service with employers, employees and the college in combination, supporting necessary project costs. Employers at a minimum pay for the cost of instruction with other costs such as supervision, instructional materials and curriculum design being negotiated.

 To find out more, employers should call (713) 718-8379.

Accelerate Texas (ATX) combines career skill training with contextualized basic skills designed to prepare adult learners for specific types of employment. Employers can support ATX programs with paid internships and job placement of program participants. ATX programs train students in a variety career options including, Computer Support Specialist, General Office Support Specialist, Medical Business Office Professional, HVAC Technician, Welding Technician, Commercial Truck Driver, and Certified Nurse Aid. Other career training options are also periodically available. In most cases, it is not necessary for students to possess a high school diploma or GED®. ATX programs can also be designed to benefit English as-a-Second Language (ESL) adult learners.

To find out more, email us at adulteducation.atx@hccs.edu or call (713) 718-2312

Distance Learning

Students taking classes in the Adult Education and Literacy program (AEL) can get extra practice outside of class by using web-based distance learning (DL) software.

Learn more about the Distance Learning Program

Non-Discrimination Policy

HCC does not discriminate and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity and gender expression, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, Veteran status, political affiliation or belief, status as a beneficiary of programs financially assisted under Title I, WIOA on the basis of citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or status as a participant in any WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity, in employment or the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school, administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

James David Cross, Director of EEO/Compliance
HCC Office of Institutional Equity
3100 Main, Room 702
P.O. Box 667517, Houston, TX 77266-7517
713 718.8271
david.cross@hccs.edu or institutional.equity@hccs.edu.

Equal opportunity employer/program

  • HCC is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Relay Texas Numbers: (800) 735-2989 (TDD) (800) 735-2988 (Voice) or 711.
  • Students are not required to accept any or all accommodations and should contact their Ability Services Counselor immediately if there are any concerns.
  • There are no surcharges or fees for auxiliary aids.

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Adult Education

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m, - 4:30 p.m.