These classes are pre-college-level courses designed for adults with a reading and/or math level between 9th-12th grades. These classes are designed to assist adults in obtaining the skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency and to prepare students to pass one of two High School Equivalency tests that are accepted in Illinois and recognized nationally (GED® or HiSET ®).

To be eligible to enroll in these classes, you must be at least 16 years of age. You cannot also be enrolled in high school. Individuals less than 18 years old will be required to provide documentation showing that they are not enrolled or required to be enrolled in high school under state law.

All classes are offered free of charge to eligible students. Some courses are offered in Spanish (see course descriptions). Registration takes place in Building K. Students can also start the registration process by going to elgin.edu/adulteducation. Students must take placement testing and attend an orientation to register in classes. Classes are offered at the college and other area locations. Online options are also available. These courses are not applicable toward any associate degree or vocational certificate.

AMT 050 Low ASE Math V A (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A math course emphasizing algebraic expressions, equations, polynomials, inequalities and functions. (1.8) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

AMT 051 Low ASE Math V A in Spanish (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A math course emphasizing algebraic expressions, equations, polynomials, inequalities and functions. Course will be taught in Spanish. (1.8) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

AMT 055 Low ASE Math V B (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A math course emphasizing geometry to include properties of angles, slopes, circles and volume. This course also includes the basics of statistics and probability. (1.8) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

AMT 056 Low ASE Math V B in Spanish (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A math course emphasizing geometry to include properties of angles, slopes, circles and volume. This course also includes the basics of statistics and probability. Course will be taught in Spanish. (1.8) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

AMT 060 High ASE Math VI (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A math course designed to cover a combination of intermediate algebra and geometry. The content will also include basic trigonometry as well as rules for probability. (1.8) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

AMT 061 High ASE Math VI in Spanish (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A math course designed to cover a combination of intermediate algebra and geometry. The content will also include basic trigonometry as well as rules for probability. Course will be taught in Spanish. (1.8) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ARW 051 Low ASE Read/Writ Content Area V Span (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A course in reading development for content-specific vocabulary acquisition, comprehension in literature, and source texts-History/Social Studies, Science/Technical Subjects, Functional/Workplace Skills. Knowledge gained from reading will be integrated in passage writing that encompasses a range of tasks, purpose and audience. The emphasis on writing will include discipline-specific tasks requiring the mastery of complex sentence structures utilizing the eight basic parts of speech. Students will learn to extract content-based evidence by analyzing arguments and organizing and gathering evidence found in source text. Course will be taught in Spanish. (1.8) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ARW 060 High ASE Reading/Writ Content Area Vi (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A course in reading development for content-specific vocabulary acquisition, comprehension in literature, and source texts-History/Social Studies, Science/Technical Subjects, Functional/Workplace Skills. Knowledge gained from reading will be integrated in passage writing that encompasses a range of tasks, purpose and audience. Students will refine literacy skills to extract content-based evidence by analyzing, organizing and gathering evidence found in source text. (1.8) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ARW 061 High ASE Read/Writ Content Area Vi Span (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) A course in reading development for content-specific vocabulary acquisition, comprehension in literature, and source texts-History/Social Studies, Science/Technical Subjects, Functional/Workplace Skills. Knowledge gained from reading will be integrated in passage writing that encompasses a range of tasks, purpose and audience. Students will refine literacy skills to extract content-based evidence by analyzing, organizing and gathering evidence found in source text. Course will be taught in Spanish. (1.8) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S. high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer

ASE 050 Introduction to Healthcare Professions (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course will prepare adult education students to begin training for targeted healthcare career programs. Students will learn the responsibilities of different healthcare professions and the specific academic requirements to enter those fields. This includes how to prepare for the PSB-HOA (Healthcare Occupational Aptitude Test), which is a requirement for entry to many healthcare programs. The course will emphasize time management, study skills, and test taking strategies along with the teamwork and communication skills required in the healthcare workplace. The course will develop reading and writing skills using content that is contextualized for the healthcare professions. The course will provide opportunities to practice the digital literacy skills necessary for academic coursework. (1.8) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test and departmental consent are required.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ASE 052 Introduction to Early Childhood Educ Pro (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) Students will gain knowledge of the career pathways and educational/vocational requirements in the field of Early Childhood Education. Through contextualized instruction, students will expand their oral and written skills, be introduced to legal and cultural issues in the field, and reflect on themselves as potential Early Childhood Education professionals. (1.9) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Co-enrollment in an approved adult education course and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ASE 056 Intro to Industrial Arts Careers (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) This course is designed for students who are interested in manufacturing careers and are concurrently working to improve basic skills through enrollment in the adult secondary education program. Students will have a reading or math level between a 9.0 and 12.9 G.L.E. and will be lacking a high school diploma. A small number of ESL students may be served who have transitioned into the ABE program, have the equivalency of a high school diploma, but have limited English language skills. Students will explore the requirements, expectations, and outlook for different careers in industrial arts. Students will work on modules in academic success, career awareness, and career development while developing the basic academic and soft skills necessary for success in a manufacturing program of study. Self-assessment and review of skills will assist students with planning a path toward their short term and long term goals. Course is repeatable three times to 24 credits. (1.8) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Co-enrollment in an approved adult education course and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ASE 062 Contextualized ASE (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) Students will gain the academic skills, occupational knowledge, and communication skills necessary for successful transition to study in their chosen career field. Instruction will include study skills and career self-assessment. (1.8) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ASE 072 Thriving in the Workplace (.5-6)(.5,0)

(.5-6, 0) Students will gain the necessary attitudes, behaviors, and skills required by employers to be successful in the workplace. (1.8) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test and departmental consent.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ASE 097 GED Review in Spanish (.5-6)(.5,0)

The General Educational Development (GED) Review in Spanish prepares Spanish-speaking adults to pass the state high school equivalency exams: Language Arts: Reading, Language Arts: Writing, Social Studies, Science and Math. Government age specifications must be met for GED testing. The course is repeatable up to 24 credits. (1.8) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Varies

ASE 099 GED Review (.5-6)(.5,0)

The General Educational Development (GED) Review class prepares adults to pass the state high school diploma equivalency exams: Language Arts: Reading; Language Arts: Writing; Social Studies; Science; and Math. Government age specifications must be met for GED testing. Course is repeatable to 24 credits. (1.8) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Available.

In-District Tuition/Fees: $0 (effective 2021/22 academic year)

In-district tuition rates are subject to change based on Board approval.

Prerequisite: Appropriate adult education placement test score. No U.S high school diploma or U.S. high school equivalency certificate.

Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer