Ozarks Technical Community College is accepting enrollment for its free Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at nine locations across the Ozarks. Students will attend an orientation and pretesting session before classes begin. The pretest allows students to be individually advised concerning the best placement and course of study.
English as a Second Language classes are offered in Springfield (morning and evening classes), Nixa (evening classes), and Hollister (evening classes). These classes provide instruction in speaking, listening, reading and writing. For information on the next available orientation and enrollment times, please call 417-447-8860.
Adult Education and Literacy classes prepare students for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or can be taken to improve reading, math and writing skills. Classes are set up as eight-week preparation sessions, with instruction in language and math. Accelerated sessions are available for students who only need a quick review before taking the HiSET exam. Lab sessions are available to assist anyone who needs a more in-depth study.
The next sessions begin the week of March 7. To be considered for the AEL program, participants must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in high school. All orientation/pretesting sessions are scheduled by appointment only. All participants must wear a mask during classes.
Specific class locations, days and times for Adult Education and Literacy courses are listed below:
OTC Springfield: Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday classes are available during both morning and evening. A new AEL hybrid class will be open at this site beginning in March. The hybrid class offers a combination of online and in-person learning. For orientation registration, please call 417-447-8860.
Missouri Job Center: Classes are available Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 2900 East Sunshine, Springfield. For registration, please call 417-841-3308.
OTC Lebanon: Day classes are available Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and evening classes are open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. For registration, please call 417-447-2637.
OTC Republic: Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday classes are available, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For registration, please call 417-447-7732.
OTC Richwood Valley: Classes are available Tuesday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For registration, please call 417-447-7474.
OTC Table Rock: Day classes are available Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and evening classes are available Tuesday and Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. For registration, please call 417-447-8924.
Bolivar: Classes are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 407 W. Broadway Street, Bolivar. For registration, please call 417-955-1944.
Buffalo: Classes are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Buffalo Alternative School, 309 West Commercial, Buffalo. For registration, please call 816-304-6928 or 417-345-5628.
Reeds Spring: A hybrid (a combination of in-person and online) class is available. For more information and registration, please call 417-447-8860.