Ozarks Technical Community College is accepting enrollment for its free Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) classes held at several locations across southwest Missouri.
The classes provide individualized learning programs for adults who want to prepare for the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam, learn English as a second language or improve their reading, math and writing skills. To be considered for the AEL program, participants must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in high school.
AEL classes are offered at the following OTC locations:
- OTC Springfield Campus
- OTC Republic Center
- OTC Richwood Valley Campus
- OTC Table Rock Campus
- OTC Lebanon Center
In addition to the locations listed above, OTC’s AEL classes are offered in Buffalo, Marshfield, and Reeds Spring. Individuals may also enroll in OTC AEL classes at the Dream Center and the Missouri Job Center – Ozark Region in Springfield.
Early enrollment in OTC’s AEL Program is encouraged due to limited seating available. Masks are required of all participants. To learn more or enroll, call 417-447-8860.
“Our AEL program is a great option for those who are looking to take that first step toward a better life and more rewarding career,” said Linda Whipple, college director of AEL. “We’re ready and eager to help these individuals jumpstart their education.”
Established in 1991, OTC’s Adult Education and Literacy program serves more than 900 students on an annual basis. The program’s mission is to provide specialized instruction for students who wish to build or refresh the basic academic skills necessary for success in work and life. For more information about OTC’s Adult Education and Literacy program, visit otc.edu/adulteducation.