Texarkana College, in partnership with Texarkana ISD Adult Education, has received an Accelerate Texas Innovative Grant (IG) for 2013-2016 to increase participation and success of ABE students in workforce training programs.

You are invited to share in this amazing opportunity to earn your GED while attending college courses for workforce certification.

Level 1 Certificate Pathways

Welder’s Helper: One Semester Certificate → One-year certificate → Associate’s of Applied Science

Office Careers: One Semester Certificate → Two Semester certificate → One-year certificate → Medical Office Procedural One-year certificate (optional) → Associate’s of Applied Science

Office Careers
Associate of Applied Science

6 semesters

Welding Technology
Associate of Applied Science

3 semesters




One Year Certificate or (Optional) One Year Medical Office Procedures Certificate

One-Year Certificate

Two Semester Certificate



Office Careers

Welder’s Helper

↑  First Semester Earn GED & Level 1 Certificate  ↑

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a current and valid state issued ID (We can now serve both TX and AR residents)
  • Must take a TABE baseline test or have current scores (within the last 6 months)
  • Must have a working telephone number with a voice mailbox set up
  • Have a working email address
  • GED seekers must attend GED class until certification is received


  • Attendance is expected, see TC Student Handbook Part II: Rules & Regulations
  • College ready attitude
  • Complete FAFSA form
  • Complete High School Equivalency test
  • Continue college work or workforce certification program

Additional info

  • Monetary assistance may be available for GED seekers. 
  • Once accepted into the ATX program, you are a college student and will have full access to Texarkana College.  Some of these perks include: gym, bistro, library, computer lab, and student support.
  • Please be aware that there is a non-refundable tuition deposit

Upcoming Events

GED classes are held in the Physical Science Building #8 on the campus map

 Apply Now

Download an Accelerate Texarkana application

For more information contact

Adult Education and Literacy
903-793-5632 ext. 1711