Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes are designed to help adult students age 16 years or older acquire the skills needed to keep up with a demanding, technology driven job market, affordably and conveniently.

Students study English and math in the context of science, history, government, occupational education, health, fine arts, and digital literacy. Classes are available on campus, online and at various locations including Goodwill Industries and Woodland Middle School. Tuition is just $25 per quarter. Financial assistance is available for those who need it.


Why take ABE classes?

  • Earn credits required to complete a Washington State High School Diploma
  • Prepare for the General Education Development (GED) exam
  • Develop or refresh the knowledge and skills required for college-level classes
  • Prepare for college entrance and placement exams

To accommodate students' busy schedules, face-to-face morning, afternoon, and evening classes are available as well as online classes in a variety of formats


CASAS Testing

The Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) is used to assess students' progress and English proficiency. It is a basic skills test that allows students to demonstrate their increasing knowledge and skills. It also helps instructors determine how to proceed with effective coursework.Typically CASAS tests are given at the end of the quarter.

 

Contact Transitional Studies

General Office

  360.442.2580
Fax: 360.442.2589
  transitionalstudies@lowercolumbia.edu

Asistencia en espanol

 Alejandra Sanchez, Program Coordinator

  360.442.2585
  asanchez@lowercolumbia.edu

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