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What is Adult Basic Education?

Adult Basic Education develops skills in Reading, Writing, Math, Speaking/Listening in English, GED Preparation, and basic computer literacy. Adult Basic Education program is to assist adults in obtaining the knowledge and skills necessary for work, further education, family self-sufficiency, and community involvement.

What programs does Adult Basic Education offer?

  • College Preparation
  • GED Preparation
  • English as a Second Language (ABE)
  • Family Literacy
  • Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST)
  • WorkFirst

What is the enrollment process for new ABE students?

First, you must be admitted to Tacoma Community College. To sign up for orientation or register for ABE classes you must be admitted to TCC for at least 24 hours. If you haven't applied yet, come to the ABE office, located in building 7, to fill out an Admission application and receive your TCC ID#. Please bring a valid picture ID. Next, you will need to complete a 2-day ABE orientation for new students.

When is the next ABE New Student Orientation? How to sign up?

Each Orientation is limited to 30 participants. You must reserve your spot. To register for NSO please following these links. Click here for ABE/GED Prep ABE NSO dates & time. Click here for ESL/ABE NSO dates & time.

Is New Student Orientation mandatory?

Yes, all new ABE/GED Prep/ESL students are expected to register for and attend a two-day ABE New Student Orientation.


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