In cooperation with the Kansas Board of Regents, the Adult Education Program serves Kansas adults aged 16 and over who are in need of basic skills for the workforce, community participation, and family life.

How to Register and Enroll For Classes

Registration Options

  • Call 913-288-7660 
  • Visit Our Locations
    • Community Education Building (CEB)
      7250 State Ave Kansas City, KS 66112
    • Pioneer Career Center (PCC)
      1901 Spruce St. Leavenworth, KS 66048
  • Visit the Adult and Continuing Education's website

*Registration is first-come, first-served.  When classes are full, registration closes.  

*ESL classes are not available for adults with either student or tourist visas.

Required at Registration

  • A $60 nonrefundable registration fee for materials paid by exact cash, check or money order.
  • If you are age 16 or 17, you will need to provide a high school attendance disclaimer from the public high school in the school district where you currently live. Contact the school’s administrative offices for this document. 

Adult Basic Education Classes

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.  Classes are held at KCKCC’s main campus and at Pioneer Career Center (PCC) in Leavenworth. Classes are offered at a variety of times to meet the needs of changing schedules. 

Class Locations and Times 

GED sessions begin (August, October, January, and March)

Main Campus 
Community Education Building (CEB)
7250 State Ave Kansas City, KS 66112

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   |   Monday - Thursday
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.   |   Monday - Thursday

Pioneer Career Center
1901 Spruce St, Leavenworth, KS 66048

5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  |   Monday – Thursday

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. 

If you are interested in GED in Spanish, please visit our GED in Spanish webpage. KCKCC GED in Spanish.

College Preparation 

Classes help strengthen math, reading, and writing skills in order to prepare for the AccuPlacer exam and improve skills. Students also learn test-taking and study skills for success in post-secondary education.

Accelerating Opportunity (AO-K)

AO-K provides an opportunity for GED students to gain new skills for a career with a family-sustaining wage.  Students can simultaneously receive academic instruction and earn a technical certificate.  New Kansas legislation allows students without a GED to enroll in AO-K tuition free. 

Automotive Collision Repair

Automotive Technology

Building and Property Maintenance

Computer Support Specialist

Construction Technology

Electrical Technology

HVAC Machine Technology

Medication Aide

Nursing Aide


English as a Second Language (ESL)

The Adult Education ESL program provides ESL instruction from Beginning ESL Literacy through Advanced ESL Levels.  All ESL students receive instruction in language skill areas including reading, vocabulary, listening, writing, grammar, speaking and pronunciation as well as compute literacy and career pathways. 

Being able to speak, read, write, and understand English is a major component to becoming a U.S. citizen.  The KCKCC ESL program can start you on the path to earning your citizenship through specialized civics instruction.  Lessons will cover rights and responsibilities of citizenship and will prepare students for the USCIS (United States Cultural and Immigration Services) Citizenship Test. 

In addition to classroom lessons, students have access to Burlington English which is our web-based resource for learning, making content accessible on all devices.  This allows students to access their course anywhere, and any time – in class or away from school. 

Class Locations and Times

ESL sessions begin (August, October, and January) 

Main Campus 
Community Education Building
7250 State Ave Kansas City, KS 66112

9:00 a.m. - Noon  |  Monday - Thursday

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