Ozarks Technical Community College is accepting enrollment for its free Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) classes, held at several locations across an eight-county service area. 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. Due to limited seating, early enrollment is encouraged.
AEL classes at the OTC Springfield Campus are offered in Graff Hall, room 221, which is located at 725 E. Bob Barker Blvd. Enrollment dates and class times are listed below:
- Daytime orientation is held every Monday at 12:45 p.m.
- Daytime classes are held Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Evening orientation is held every Tuesday at 5:15 p.m.
- Evening classes are held Monday through Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
AEL classes are also offered at the OTC Table Rock Campus, the OTC Richwood Valley Campus, and the OTC Lebanon Center, as well as centers in Bolivar, Buffalo, Marshfield and Reeds Spring. Individuals may call 417-447-8860 for enrollment details and class times pertaining to the center nearest them.
“Our AEL program is a great option for individuals who are looking to take that first step toward a better life and more rewarding career,” said Ramona George, college director. “We are proud to offer individualized classes that are free and accessible to students across southwest Missouri.”
Established in 1991, OTC’s Adult Education and Literacy program serves more than 1,000 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. For more information about OTC’s Adult Education and Literacy program, visit otc.edu/adulteducation.