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Adult Education and Literacy

What is Adult Basic Education?

Our Adult Basic Education Program offers courses designed for native and non-native speakers who want to improve their language skills and/or gain the core skills they need to obtain a High School Equivalency credential or GED®.  We also provide pathways for adults interested in workforce education and training certificates in Allied Health and Trade Careers.   Courses are offered at several locations at the Lone Star College (LSC) system and are grant-funded, so eligible students take courses at NO COST!

Courses offered include:  

  • Basic English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • High School Equivalency (GED®) Preparation
  • Fast-Track Workforce Education and Training Certificates
  • Student Success and Transitions to Careers

How Do I Enroll in a Class?

Before you can enroll in a grant-funded adult education and literacy class, you will need to attend an Orientation session.  Orientation includes important information regarding program requirements and testing for class placement.  Orientation and testing is required for all students interested in the AEL program.

Schedule Appointment

Where are Adult Education Classes Offered?

The Adult Education and Literacy Program offers courses at many of the LSC Campuses and other off-site locations.  Courses are offered based on student-need and meet at a minimum of two or three times per week over an eight or nine week period.  Typical class times are 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM or 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM or may dependent on the course location. Service areas include Harris, Montgomery and Walker counties.

Upcoming Orientation Sessions

Orientations are first come, first served.  Students must register in-person at any Continuing Education Office at Lone Star College.  Our Main Office is at Lone Star College Greenspoint Center located at 250 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston, TX 77060 in Suite 200.  Visit us during our office hours to register for an Orientation today!

NOTE: Orientation dates are subject to change.  Limited seating is available and pre-registration is required.  Do you have a question?  Call us at (281) 260-3576 or email us at gcadulted@lonestar.edu.

Eligibility & Requirements

Eligible participants must be able to

  • Attend a 3-hr Orientation
  • Complete baseline assessment
  • Provide a valid, government-issued photo ID
  • Provide documentation for TANF Assistance* 
  • Must be at least 19 years old.  Minors (16-18) may participate  with appropriate age-related documentation.  Contact us for details.  

Adult Education and Literacy Student Handbook

Basic English as a Second Language

The ESL program provides free basic courses for adult students whose first language is not English. Classes are available for beginning students with limited reading and writing ability, as well as more advanced students. Orientation and assessment for appropriate class placement are required.

Civics and Citizenship

The EL Civics program incorporates English literacy and Civics education services for immigrants and other limited-English-speaking populations. Orientation and assessment for appropriate class placement are required.  Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to complete the citizenship exam.

Workforce Education and Training

The Workforce Education and Training Program is a career pathway, fast-track program, for students to improve their basic skills and knowledge in workforce training, technology, student success  and transitions to careers and employment.  Pathways include Lone Star College's State  and/or Nationally Accredited, Fast-Track certificate programs in allied health and trade careers. Orientation and assessment for appropriate class placement are required.   

High School Equivalency (GED®) Preparation

The GED® Prep program offers adults without a high school diploma an opportunity to complete their high school education. The classes improve basic education skills to prepare students for the official GED® test. Students can learn about different career pathways available to them as they prepare for the GED® test and workforce skills. Orientation and assessment for appropriate class placement are required.

Student Success and Transitions to Careers

The Student Success and Transitions to Careers course is designed to assist students transition and thrive in the workplace.  This workshop includes a platform of tools and resources that include resume writing, mock interview skills, career assessments and so much more!  Orientation and assessment for appropriate class placement are required. 

Student Feedback

Orientation and assessment for appropriate class placement are required. We want to make sure that we are providing excellent customer service to all current or prospective students. If you have any concerns or issues that have not been successfully addressed by the Adult Education and Literacy team, please contact the Program Director directly by email at gcadulted@lonestar.edu or by phone at (281) 260-3570. An online feedback form will be added soon!