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!
Our 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 (math, reading and writing 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 the registration of class, 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 and 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)
All our courses are delivered online and/or Hybrid method which is a combination of In-person and online instruction.
ESL Bridge & ESL Pre-Bridge
The Center for College Access and Development (CCAD) can help English second language learners to ease the transition into academic ESL courses. CCAD offers two ESL courses. The first is the ESL Pre-Bridge course and the second is the ESL-Bridge to academic ESOL. These courses are non-credit. Non-credit means that these classes are low cost and will not affect your academic grade point average.
This class is for adult beginners who have been exposed to the language or have studied English in the past, but are not comfortable reading, writing, or speaking English. This class will transition you into the ESL-Bridge class. Small classes between 12-20 students allows for high interaction between students and instructor. Classes start at the beginning of the semester. Low tuition.
This class is a transition to academic ESOL for second language learners who need to improve their language and math skills to become ready to move into the US higher educational system. It is 16 weeks long = a full semester. The course is divided into four blocks. The blocks include grammar, math, reading and writing. These classes are also small classes between 12-20 students which allows for high interaction between students and instructor. Embedded into the program are components on how to succeed and understand the US higher education system; career exploration and other college readiness skills. By the end of the course, students will be ready to start in academic ESOL classes and a career pathway.
GED to College
Our GED preparation courses allow 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. In GED Hybrid courses students come to in-person class twice a week and the third day student attends virtual sessions. Courses open every 3 weeks.
AVANCE to College (Pilot)
Our department is collaborating with AVANCE a very well-known national association for their holistic, multi-faceted, two generation curriculum with measurable learning outcomes called Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP). The parenting classes will be offered free for parents with children from 0 to 4 years old. The program is nine months long. For information and registration call (737) 414-1330.
- Request the Application Form from our department.
- Fill out and submit the Application Form.
- Pay the tuition fee in person at any campus, online or by phone.