The Transitional Studies Department offers educational opportunities to those who wish to improve basic academic skills, increase job attainment and retention opportunities, or brush up on skills to improve college entry test scores enabling adult learners to be more successful in today’s work place, post-secondary training program, or college. Transitional Studies comprises three main components: Adult Basic Education (ABE) providing foundational instruction in reading, writing, and math, as well as science and social studies, in the context of careers, career exploration, workplace literacy, and post-secondary training, Adult Secondary Education (ASE) expanding the content and experiences from ABE and providing students with high school competency, and English Language Acquisition, providing instruction for improving English speaking, listening, reading and writing while also offering opportunity to enhance career skills. Programs are available to address varying student needs, career and college goals, and interests.
In order to enroll in any of the Transitional Studies Department programs, students must be 18 or older and not enrolled in high school (either withdrawn or graduated). 16 and 17 year olds may enroll with proper documentation and parental permission (contact Mary Hopkins at 252 493-7628).