Adult Education Programs
PCC Adult Education includes classes in GED 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 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 Education programs listed here:
Adult Basic Education
This program is geared to entry-level, pre-GED study and teaches basic reading, math and language skills.
If you are planning to take the official GED exam, PCC offers you classes that prepare you through in-depth reading, writing, social studies, science and math classes. GED classes are also offered online with some in-person instruction required.
PCC conducts official GED testing 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.
In addition to Adult Basic Education, GED and Citizenship, PCC Adult Education offers programs for specific groups of people, including the following:
Civics Education Program
The Civics Adult Education 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.
Family Literacy Program
The Family Literacy Program is an educational opportunity for your entire family. You work toward earning a GED, speaking better English, getting job skills and improving your parenting skills. Both you and your children participate in educational activities together. Learn more about the Family Literacy Program.
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.