The Adult Education Program

In cooperation with the Kansas Board of Regents, the Adult Education Program is designed to help adults increase knowledge and improve skills essential in today's world in three areas:

  1. Basic Skills (ABE): Classes enable adults to improve their skills in reading, math, English, science, and social studies. Employability skills, including beginning computer training, are also a part of the basic skills curriculum. These classes are open to all adults who wish to brush up on basic skills whether or not they have completed a high school diploma.
  2. High School Equivalency Preparation (GED): Classes prepare adults for all subjects on the GED test: math, reading, social studies and science.  These classes also strengthen writing skills and help students prepare to transition to college or careers after earning their GED.
  3. College Preparation: Classes help strengthen math, reading and writing skills in order to prepare for the Compass exam. Students also learn test-taking and study skills for success in post-secondary education.
  4. English as a Second Language (ESL): Classes enable adults with little or no knowledge of English to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in English.

Classes are held at KCKCC and two satellite learning centers and are offered at a variety of times to meet the needs of changing schedules.

To participate in the Adult Education Program, students must be at least 16 years of age and not attending high school. There is a yearly $50 fee for classes and materials.

The Adult Education Program is now enrolling. Call 913-288-7660 for orientation dates.

Course Schedule

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Monday - Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Monday - Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. OR
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Wednesday 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Students are assessed during orientation to ensure appropriate placement in their course work. Participants then work with instructors to identify academic and life goals and to set educational plans. Classes are held in the various subject areas. Instructors use many teaching styles and materials to address student learning preferences. Technology is incorporated into the learning process.

While students are attending the program, they also learn about post-secondary education and training. They participate in career exploration and learn about what kinds of education and/or training is required for various occupations.

Accelerating Opportunity (AO-K)

AO-K provides an opportunity for adults to gain new skills for a career with a family sustaining wage.  Even if you didn’t finish high school or complete your GED, you can find a path for success in today’s workplace. New Kansas legislation allows students without a high school diploma or GED to enroll in AO-K tuition free. For information about the following career pathways please call 913-288-7660:

Auto Collision Repair

Auto Technology

Building & Property Maintenance

Construction Technology

Electrical Technology


Heating & Refrigeration

Machine Technology

Welding Technology

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