Crawford County Adult Education Center

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Our Services

Adult Basic Education

General Adult Education

Satellite Classes 

Workforce Classes

Microsoft IT Academy


English as a Second Language (ESL)

Citizenship Classes

GED Preparation and Testing

T.A.B.E. Testing

Distance Learning

Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (W.A.G.E.)

Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)


College Preparation/Military Entrance

Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program

EOC Services, Marty Wilson

Introduction to Craft Skills

Aternative 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.

Satellite Classes - GED® Preparation classes are available in Alma, Arkansas. Program prerequisite: students must complete intake and T.A.B.E. assessment at the Van Buren location prior to beginning classes in Alma.

Workforce Classes - Computer literacy classes including Introduction to Computers, Keyboarding/Typing, and Microsoft Office Basics. Class times vary based on student needs.

Microsoft IT Academy - Instructor lead classes are available to prepare students to take the certification exams for each Office program. Class times vary based upon student needs.

Teknimedia - Internet based software that provides assessments of various computer skills, training and certification. This internet based software can be located at

English as a Second Language (ESL) - English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are available to any student who would like to learn to read and write the English language. ESL works in total immersion to increase the vocabulary and verbal communication skills of various students of the countries of the world. ESL 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. 

Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (W.A.G.E.) -With the (W.A.G.E.) 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 through W.A.G.E. 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) - The Career Readiness Certificate uses three WorkKeys foundational skill assessments - Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information; 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.

KeyTrain - Software program that allows students to work toward obtaining W.A.G.E. and/or CRC certificates. This internet based software can be located at

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

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, Marty Wilson - 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. 

Introduction to Craft Skillsstudents are taught the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) core curriculum.  The material includes an OSHA 10 safety certification, construction math, hand tools, power tools, construction drawing, rigging, communication, employability skills, and material handling.  In addition to classroom instruction, students are exposed to hands on learning with tools.

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.