- Arrive early.
- Bring a current government-issued photo ID.
- Bring your medical card (if applicable).
- No children are allowed.
- Registration takes three hours.
- Classes are free of charge.
ADULT EDUCATION OVERVIEW
Prairie State College offers adult education classes free of charge to eligible individuals in need of basic education, preparation for the Illinois high school equivalency exam, English language proficiency, or one-on-one tutoring. Classes are available morning and evenings in the Adult Training and Outreach Center (ATOC).
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Directions to Adult Training and Outreach Center (ATOC)
Adult Education Faculty and Staff
Kim Marisa Kunce
Dean, Adult Education
Phone: (708) 709-3684
Office: ATOC 105
Administrative Assistant, Adult Education
Phone: (708) 709-3719
Office: ATOC 104
Transition Specialist, Adult Education
Phone: (708) 709-3721
Office: ATOC 125
Transition Services Request for Information/Para más información
Adult Literacy Specialist, Adult Education
Phone: (708) 709-3724
Office: ATOC 138
Adult Literacy Request for Information
Associate Professor / Coordinator, English as a Second Language
Phone: (708) 709-3722
Office: ATOC 124
Student Services Specialist, Adult Education
Phone: (708) 709-7931
Office: ATOC 129
ABE/High School Equivalency Request for Information
Registrations are in August for fall semester and in December for spring semester.
Each class meets twice per week. Classes are offered morning (9:30-12:20) and evening (6:30-9:20).
No. Books and other class materials are provided by the Adult Education program.
Bring a photo ID.
-GED classes are offered at the Park Forest Library.
-Spanish GED classes are offered at Columbia Central School in Steger.
English as a Second Language
Language learning is different for everyone.
-Five levels of ESL: Beginning to Advanced
-Bridge to Healthcare Careers program
Non-native English speaking adults 18 and older may attend ESL classes regardless of immigration status. 16-17 year olds who have not completed high school may register but must provide a Letter of Separation from a US high school.
What GED classes do you offer?
-Adult Basic Education classes in Math and Reading/Writing
-Adult Secondary Education classes in Math, Reading/Writing, Science and Social Studies
-Bridge to Manufacturing program
-GED en Español.
Go to www.gedtestingservice.com and set up a myGED account.
We offer courses that help you prepare for the GED while introducing you to the manufacturing industry and give you the opportunity to earn industry certification.
Adults 18 years and older who do not have a high school credential. 16-17 year olds who have not completed high school may register but must provide a Letter of Separation from their high school and must attend an orientation session.