If you are thinking about continuing your education or completing your high school diploma but are hesitant or insecure because you have not been in school for a long time, let us help you get ready and move forward!
Center for College Access and Development (CCAD) courses are created to support adult learners taking the first step toward a GED, English language learning or basic skill development in reading, writing and math. Students who complete our courses develop strong foundational skills that facilitate transition, persistence and completion of postsecondary education.
Our team of experienced faculty and staff will support students through the process of applying to EPCC, help with class registration, and most importantly, mentor students who will transition into credit courses to earn a certificate or associate degree.
Who can benefit at this center?
- Second Language Learners (ESL) transitioning into academic courses who need to improve their reading, writing and math
- Adult learners who want to come back to college or do not know where and how to start
- Adults who need preparation classes to earn the Texas High School Equivalency certificate (GED) before pursuing additional education or job advancement.
- Students with no access to financial aid (foreign trained professionals, degree holders, students under academic suspension or students in process of establishing Texas residency)
Given the surge of COVID-19 in our community, we have suspended in-person (face-to-face) courses. All our courses are delivered online until safety measures are revoked.
ESL Pre-Bridge - $50.00: This course is for adult beginners who have been exposed to the language or have studied English in the past, but are not comfortable with reading, writing or speaking English. The course is 16 weeks (semester). ESL Pre-Bridge prepares students to transition ESL Bridge.
ESL Bridge - $60.00: This course transitions second language learners to ESOL academic courses. Participants take 4 courses: grammar, reading, writing and math. Each course meets once a week online “live” for 16 weeks and students can meet individually with instructors during office hours. These are not bilingual courses. Students enrolled in the ESL Bridge will interact with students and professors in English. If not, there is another course available: ESL Pre-Bridge.
GED to College
This program allows GED candidates to practice valuable college-readiness skills, such as navigating online learning platforms, participating in class discussions, meeting deadlines, studying independently, and more, while gaining the academic skills to pass each of the four sections of the GED test. Each subject (math, language arts, social studies and science) is offered individually and students may elect to participate in more than one course at a time. Students and instructors meet regularly in the online learning platform for instruction and discussion of course topics.
- Fill out the
Continuing Education Registration Form for course registration.
- Pay the tuition fee online or by phone.