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Adult Basic Education for College and Career

PCC Adult Basic Education for College and Career division includes classes in High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation, English Language Acquisition, Citizenship and more. These courses are free and open to the public.

Courses are offered throughout the community and online to meet your busy schedules.

You must attend an orientation to take Adult Basic Education courses.

To enroll in classes you must provide documentation to show you are lawfully present in the United States.

Visit Becoming a Student to learn how to participate in any of the Adult Basic Education programs listed here:

Adult Basic Education

This program is geared to entry-level study and teaches basic reading, math and language skills.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation

If you are planning to take the GED® test, PCC offers you classes that prepare you through in-depth reading, writing, social studies, science and math classes. HSE classes are also offered online with some in-person instruction required.

High School Equivalency (HSE)Testing

PCC administers the GED® test on a regular basis.

English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA)

If you would like to improve your English language skills, PCC offers you classes that focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills from beginning to advanced levels.

Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

PCC provides educational support for individuals seeking United States citizenship, offering classes in civic engagement, history and government.

Special Programs

PCC Adult Basic Education for College and Career (ABECC) also offers programs for specific groups of people, including the following:

Pima Community College AmeriCorps Program

Pima Community College AmeriCorps (PCCAmeriCorps) is an AmeriCorps program where members serve in our Adult Basic Education Learning Centers. AmeriCorps members gain valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for the spirit of service. AmeriCorps members assist staff, tutor students, and create service learning projects. AmeriCorps members are eligible for a modest living stipend while serving and benefit from an educational award upon completion of service. Learn more about the AmeriCorps Program.

Civics and Student Leadership Program

The Civics and Student Leadership program works with you, your instructors and community leaders to integrate civic learning and engagement throughout Adult Basic Education. To get more information or to become involved in the Civics Program call 520-206-3810.

Project RAISE

If you are an adult with developmental disabilities, Project RAISE (Rehabilitative Adult Independent Skills Education) provides you basic education and life skills classes. If you are Title 19 qualified and have been referred to the program by your support coordinator, your classes are free. Instructors are certified in Adult Education by the state of Arizona. Project RAISE is not a work program nor is it for students currently attending high school.

Refugee Education Program

If you have entered the United States on a legal refugee status, the Refugee Education Program (REP) offers you an English-language learning program. Instruction is designed for students from the lowest literacy levels through college entrance levels. Courses focus on practical English skills that help you function independently on the job and in daily living. Instructors are certified in Adult Education by the State of Arizona.

Workplace Education Program

For local employers seeking on-site basic skills training for their employees, PCC offers a Workplace Education Program (WEP). Classes are held on-site at your place of business and offered as an opportunity to your employees.