2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

Adult Basic Education

ABE (Adult Basic Education) provides adults with an opportunity to improve basic skills necessary to:

  • Obtain a GED/HSE
  • Academic readiness for career and college
  • Pursue further education
  • Get or keep a job
  • Help their children achieve in school
  • Participate more effectively in the community
  • Learn English as a second language

Free ABE classes, funded by the Arizona Department of Education, are open to adults age 16 or older and who are eligible for services. The following classes are available:

  • GED/HSE Study Program: GED/HSE stands for General Educational Development and is a way for adults to earn a high school equivalency diploma.
  • Basic Skills Enhancement: Sometimes adults who have a high school diploma find that they need to learn new reading, writing, or math skills.
  • ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages is for immigrants and refugees who are permanent residents of the United States. Classroom activities are designed to help adults adapt to a new culture and improve their English skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

ABE Transitions Program

The ABE Transitions Program serves students enrolled in the college's Adult Basic Education (ABE) program. Specialized services designed to help students transition into college or career training programs are offered. The program is open to all current or former GED/HSE and ESOL students.

Components of the program include:

  • Assistance with the college admission and application process
  • Academic advising and course registration assistance
  • Workshops and trainings focusing on career exploration, goal setting, financial aid, and technology enrichment
  • Field trips to Arizona colleges and universities
  • Scholarships based on special eligibility

For more information, call 928.717-7357.