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Enroll in Adult Education & Literacy Classes

Ready to finish what you’ve started? We have High School Equivalency classes (GED) as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to help you get your education where you want it to be. Enroll today in our program.

Program Quick Facts


Varies based on student’s skill level, motivation, and time commitment.


Classes are no cost; Students are required to pay for practice tests and official exams.  Vouchers are available for eligible students.

Scheduling Options

Day classes; Night classes

Where it is offered

  • Main Campus
  • Atlanta High School
  • Texarkana Workforce Center

Adult Education & Literacy Free Classes

  • TxCHSE – Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency (GED)
  • ESL – English as a Second Language
  • College and Career Readiness – College Entrance Assistance (TSIA, TABE, TEAS)
  • Integrated Education & Training Program in Allied Health

HSE / GED Enrollment Procedures

  1. Complete the online Enrollment Form and submit a copy of a driver’s license or state identification.
    (Please review eligibility requirements below.)
  2. You will receive an automated email within 24 hours.
  3. You will be required to schedule and complete an assessment. (Assessments are given on campus in the Business and Computer Technology Building at a scheduled time.  See information on TABE Sessions.)
  4. Classes begin once a month.

Two forms of identification are required: Texas driver’s license/ID card or birth certificate and Social Security card.

ESL Enrollment Procedures

  1. Complete the online Enrollment Form and submit a copy of your driver’s license or state identification.

(Please review eligibility requirements below.)

  1. You will receive an automated email within 24 hours.
  2. Next, you will be required to attend the orientation and testing session on one of the following days in the Business and Computer Technology Building, Room 9:
    1. June 3, 4-7pm
    2. July 8, 4-7pm
    3. August 5, 4-7pm
  1. Class will begin the following week.

IET Enrollment Procedures

Courses included in the IET Allied Health Program

AEL will pay for the portions listed below.

 *Students will pay additional costs for credential exams, certification process fees, and externship fees.

Allied Health Course Dates Days/Times Cost AEL Portion
Medical Billing and Coding TBD (16wks) T, R, 6-9:30 p.m.; Sat 9-3:30 $2,765 $1383
Certified Nurse Aide TBD (12wks) M, T, R 5-9 p.m. $700 $350
Medication Aide TBD (12wks) M, T, R 5:30-9:30 p.m. $700 $350
Phlebotomy Technician TBD (12wks) M, W 6-9:30; Sat 9-3 $1,865 $932.50
Pharmacy Tech TBD (16wks) M, W 6-9:30 p.m. $1,785 $892.50
Clinical Medical Assistant TBD (16wks) T, R 6-9:30 p.m.; Sat 9-4:30 $2,770 $1385
Dental Assisting TBD (16wks) T, W, R 6-9 p.m. $2,000 $1,000


*Students are required to attend AEL support class for two hours on either Monday or Wednesday at designated times.

Monday 6-8 p.m.                                  Dental Assisting; Clinical Medical Assistant; Medical Billing and Coding

Wednesday 3:00-5:00 p.m.                Phlebotomy; Pharmacy Technician

Wednesday 6-8 p.m.                           Certified Nurse Aide; Medication Aide


Courses have varying start dates each semester. 


Student Requirements for Allied Health IET Program Consideration

  • Possess High School Diploma or Equivalency Certificate
  • Do not have a college degree or training certification
  • Make the required down payment with Community and Business Education
  • Schedule Interview
  • Complete Application and Interview Process
  • Submit Online Enrollment Forms/ID
  • Take TABE Assessment (Schedule a day/time at )
  • Complete Contract
  • Complete Orientation Session (Day and time provided at )


Student Requirements for Allied Health IET Program Completion

  • Attend Basic Skills Class on assigned day and time (Monday or Wednesday – based on program) during the 12-16 weeks of the Allied Health Class and until certification exam is taken
  • Complete Online Modules for program
  • Take Final TABE Assessment and make progress
  • Complete process for certification and study for certification exam
  • Submit certificates to Adult Education

Student Benefits:

*Financial assistance for Allied Health Tuition and Fees (up to half of the tuition and fees paid by AEL; the remaining balance placed on a payment plan)

  • Free academic support for Allied Health Course
  • Testing and Studying Skills
  • Guidance on the Allied Health Certification Process/Preparation for the Certification Exam


Enrollment Procedures

  1. Contact Community and Business Education to get specific information about the course:
    • Start Date
    • Meeting Days/Times
    • Tuition and Fees (down payment requirement and deadline)
    • Other Enrollment and Class Requirements
    • The down payment MUST be paid before applying for the Adult Education Program.

Holli Easley, Allied Health Coordinator
903 823 3276 or holli.easley@texarkanacollege.edu

  1. Contact Kippie Hartcraft to schedule an interview for Adult Education IET Program.
  • 903 823 3462 or Kippie.hartcraft@texarkanacollege.edu
  1. Complete Adult Education paperwork, testing, and orientation at a scheduled


TxCHSE and ESL Students

  • Cannot be enrolled in high school
  • 16-year old must have a court order and a parent/guardian signature
  • 17 & 18-year-old must have an official withdrawal from last school attended and a parent/guardian signature

Basic Skills Students

  • College Student TSIA Testing at levels 1-4
  • TABE below 12th grade skills level
  • TEAS V Overall below 60%, Reading below 69%, Science below 45%

IET Students

  • Have a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate
  • Do not have a college degree or training certification
  • Be enrolled in training program provided by TC Community and Business Program

TABE Testing Sessions

  • Testing sessions last three hours and begin at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • A testing day and time must be scheduled.
  • TABE Testing will be in the Business and Computer Technology Building Room 9.
  • Available dates
    • May 28
    • July 9
    • August 13

Texarkana College

High School Equivalency/GED Classes

HSE Morning – Cohort 1

Tuesday English/Science Medina 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Room 6
Thursday Math/Social Studies Coleman 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Room 6


Texarkana College HSE Evening – Cohort 1

Monday English/Social Studies Brumley 6-8 p.m. Room 6
Wednesday Math/Science Caldwell 6-8 p.m. Room 6


Texarkana College HSE Morning – Cohort 2A and 2B – Foundations

Monday Reading/Testing/Digital Literacy Medina 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Room 6
Wednesday Math/Testing Coleman 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Room 6


Texarkana College HSE Evening – Cohort 2A and 2B – Foundations

Monday Reading/Language Tirrito 5-6 p.m. Room 6
Monday English/Testing Tirrito 6-8 p.m. Room 6
Wednesday Math/Testing/Digital Literacy Brumley 6-8 p.m. Room 6


Assigned Classes

Tuesday Reading/Math Young 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Room 5
Tuesday Reading/Math Young 6-8 p.m. Room 5


Distance Learning HSE – Virtual Class and Work in Essential Education

Monday 2-2:30 Advanced Math

2:30-3 Advanced RLA

3-4 Meeting

Obando Zoom
Tuesday 11-11:30 Basic Math

11:30-12 Basic RLA

12-1 Meeting

Obando Zoom
Wednesday 6-6:30 Basic Math

6:30-7 Basic RLA

7-8 Meeting


Obando Zoom

Zoom Meeting Information:


Meeting ID: 841 8105 1192

Passcode: 940803


Spanish HSE – Virtual

Monday & Wednesday ALL Subjects Obando 12:30-1:30 p.m. Zoom

Zoom Meeting Information:


Meeting ID: 892 4386 6956

Passcode: 125194

ESL – English as a Second Language Classes

Morning Class

Monday and Wednesday English Owney 9:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Room 4

Evening Class

Monday and Tuesday English Maxwell 6-8 p.m. Room 4



GED Testing Center
Funding is available to pay for GED exams for program participants who qualify. A participant must be enrolled in the program, meet attendance requirements, be 21 years or older, a Texas resident with a government ID, and score ready on the GED Ready exam.

The GED tests are offered year-round. To register and schedule a test date, go to www.ged.com. and setup your MyGED account. The website gives you access to study guides, test scores, test tips, testing center locations, test day schedules, and more.

Candidates must be eighteen years of age and hold a valid Texas photo ID such as a driver’s license, which is required before testing. Other acceptable IDs include a military ID, a passport, or any other government issued ID (Texas residency must be proven). Candidates younger than eighteen years of age will require special approval from the State of Texas before they can schedule any tests. Details for the process are included on the website.

GED Testing Information
The GED test is administered by computer only. There are four areas tested: Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and Science. The fee for each test is $36.25, which can be paid by-the-test if preferred. The total cost for all tests is $145. Costs for retake tests will vary. All payments must be made directly to the GED Testing Service at www.ged.com or (877) 392 6433 by credit or debit card only. Payment will not be made to Adult Education and Literacy.

Students needing special accommodations for testing must get approval directly from the GED Testing Service at www.ged.com or (877) 392 6433.

Copies of GED Certificates and Transcripts
Certificates and transcripts can be requested at www.ged.com once tests have been completed and passed.
GED Testing Service (National) – https://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/home
The Texas Certificate/Transcript Search is used to obtain a free verification letter or a printable PDF containing the Certificate of High School Equivalency and test scores for $5.00. The printable PDF will include a diploma-style certificate suitable for framing and a transcript with test dates and scores. Purchases can be made by credit card or check (automated clearing house). The certificates and verifications must be printed during this transaction. https://tea4avtuna.tea.state.tx.us/Tea.TxChse.Web/Forms/CertificateSearch.aspx


Click here to access the adult education enrollment form.

Let’s Connect

We’re located in the Business and Computer Technology Building on the Texarkana College campus. Our office hours are

9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Thursday
5 pm – 7 pm, Monday & Wednesday
9 am – 4 pm, Friday

Offices: 8, 10, 21
Rooms: 4, 5, 6, 7, 9

Faculty & Staff

Lisa Jones


Kippie Hartcraft

Career Navigator / Instructor and Curriculum Lead

Georgia Obando

Lead for Distance Learning and Digital Navigation

Melissa Brumley

Instructor / Curriculum Lead

Ann Coleman

Instructional Lead / Instructor

Agnes Tirrito


William Owney


Amy Giles


Terri Maxwell


Jennifer Medina

Instructor / Data Entry / Lead for Performance Accountability / PD Coordinator / Teams Specialist

Junie Young

Instructor / Lead for Quality Assurance

Jennifer Cannon


Alicia Caldwell