Crawford County Adult Education Center

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Our Services

Adult Basic Education

General Adult Education

English Language Learner (ELL)

Citizenship Classes

GED Preparation and Testing

T.A.B.E. Testing

Distance Learning

Arkansas Workforce Prep (formerly W.A.G.E.)

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

WorkKeys (formerly Keytrain)

College Preparation/Military Entrance

Basic Introduction to Construction

Bridge to Workforce Program


Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program

EOC Services

Alternative Sentencing Program

Vincennes University, Van Buren Campus

See below for detailed service descriptions:

Our Services:

Adult Basic Education is designed for the adult learner who wishes to strengthen reading, writing, math, or life-coping skills. The program offers basic instruction for adults functioning below an eighth grade reading level.

General Adult Education classes offer instruction for adults who are preparing to pass the GED® exam or who desire to improve writing, math, and reading skills to prepare for employability, college entrance, or military enlistment.

English Language Learner (ELL) - English Language Learners (ELL) classes are available to any student who would like to learn to read and write the English language. ELL works in total immersion to increase the vocabulary and verbal communication skills of various students of the countries of the world. ELL classes also introduce students to the ordinary terminology of everyday language. Beginning students will also learn phonetic skills and how to read in English. 

Citizenship Classes - Citizenship classes are provided for adults that are preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test and Naturalization Interview.  This course includes instruction in United States civics, history and government. It also includes a study guide to help students prepare at home for the United States Naturalization Test. 

GED® Preparation and Testing - Instruction is available for adults interested in obtaining their Arkansas High School Diploma. Testing for the GED Ready® practice exam and GED® Official exam are done on site. All classes and preparation are free!

T.A.B.E. Testing – The Test of Adult Basic Education helps to assess the students' basic skills and abilities in reading, math and language. This initial assessment provides a measure to help in creating an individualized learning plan for each student.

Distance Learning - This class is designed for students who may need extra help in certain areas of the education or help in preparing for the TABE, Compass, or GED® exams. In this program, students learn at their own pace from a distance. This is not a traditional, classroom method of learning. Students that are self-motivated will likely benefit from this program. Program prerequisite: students must be enrolled and have completed a minimum of 12 hours of in-class studying prior to being eligible for distance learning access. Additionally, students must log in and complete a minimum of three hours per week online studying per state regulations. 

Arkansas Workforce Prep (formerly WAGE) -In this program offered through the Arkansas Department of Career Education, students will receive one or more of six certificates currently offered that show an employer that the individual has all of the basic skills needed to be successful in the workforce. Available certificates include: Employability, Office Technology, Customer Service (Level 1 and Level 2), Bank Telling, and Industrial. Improving the workforce provides support to an employer's competitive edge - better performance on the the job leads to improved products, better services, and increased profits. 

Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) - A National Career Readiness Certificate is earned by completing the three WorkKeys Assessments: Applied Math, Workplace Documents, Graphic Literacy to verify to employers anywhere in the United States that an individual has essential core employability skills. The Certificate is awarded in four different levels: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum.

WorkKeys (formerly KeyTrain) - Software program that allows students to work toward obtaining Arkansas Workforce Prep and/or CRC certificates. 

College Preparation/Military Entrance - Classes are geared toward preparing a student for the college entrance exam (COMPASS) and for the military entrance exam (ASVAB).

Basic Introduction to Construction

This class was created for adults interested in obtaining skilled trade education. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have the opportunity to gain an OSHA 10 Certification and National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Certification. There are nine modules in the training as follows: Basic Safety, Introduction to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Construction Drawings, Introduction to Basic Rigging, Basic Communication, Basic Employability Skills, and Introduction to Material Handling. Students that complete the program may transfer to college or technical school and may have an opportunity to receive college credit for the course. Job opportunities may be available upon completion from local construction employers. Students will also have an opportunity to enter an apprenticeship for further training and employment.

Bridge to Workforce

This course was created to assist individuals, as well as local business and industry move toward a prepared, successful workforce. The course covers Financial Literacy, Digital Literacy, Employability, Communication, Resume Writing, Workplace Documents, Mock Interviews, Zoom, and more. 


CCAEC is working in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Training Foundation (NATF). NATF certified instructors will facilitate the courses offered at CCAEC. Currently this includes but is not limited to Industrial Manufacturing. Additional Pre-Apprenticeship opportunities may be offered in the future. Job opportunities may be available upon successful completion of the course from local employers. Students will also have an opportunity to enter an apprenticeship for further training and employment. Check CCAEC class offerings for a list of all available Pre-Apprenticeship courses.

Parents As Teachers Program (PAT) - Parents as Teachers is a parent education and support program for expectant parents and parents of young children birth to 3 years. The program is based on the beliefs that parents are their children's first and most influential teachers and that the early years lay the foundation for children's success in school and in life. Parents enrolled in the program receive services delivered by a certified parent educator.

EOC Services - Educational Opportunities Center holds an office at the Crawford County Adult Education Center to provide help with federal financial aid, career information, and college major help. EOC Representative Chad Rogers will be on CCAEC campus Monday and Wednesday, 8:00am-10:45am & 12:30pm-4:30pm; and Friday 8:00am-12:00pm & 12:30pm-4:00pm

Vincennes University, Van Buren Campus - College classes are available in Van Buren through Vincennes University. For more information on enrollment, please contact Site Director, Karen Autrey Merriott 501-351-5425.

**The Crawford County Adult Education Center provides equal access to all programs and activities. 
The Crawford County Adult Education Center is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or sexual orientation. 

In adhering to this policy, this program abides by the Federal Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C.  200e; by the requirements of the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; by Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and by other applicable statutes and regulations relationg to equality and opportunity.