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Adult Education

  • Adult Education (AE) provides instruction to students who are 16 years or older and not enrolled in school.

    Students must pay a $20 registration fee two weeks prior to attending orientation. The fee must accompany a registration/receipt form that students can pick up at their local Adult Education classroom. The fee can be paid on site at the Kearney Center or Lexington Center and by mail or at a campus student accounts office for the other locations. The fee covers instruction from July 1 through June 30.

    AE includes classes with paid instructors, one-on-one tutoring by volunteers when available, classes with one or more volunteers and preparation in learning centers. The program is developed according to the individual needs of each community.

    Central Community College provides AE classes and GED testing under the supervision of the Nebraska Department of Education. Adult Education is supported at the local, state and national levels.

    The program has these major components:

    • Adult Basic Education for people with less than eighth-grade skills.
    • English As a Second Language (ESL) for people who want to learn to speak, read and write English. Click here to go to the ESL page.
    • Citizenship classes - EL/Civics which is civics instruction for immigrants and U.S. citizens.
    • GED (General Educational Development) instruction for people who want to earn a Nebraska high school diploma. Click here to go to the GED page.


    For more information, contact CCC Adult Education Director Ann Chambers at (308) 398-7446; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 7446; or by e-mail at achambers@cccneb.edu.