Adult Education

Our courses are designed to help you build up your basic skills to prepare for college-level courses, get a better job or just live a better life.

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Featuring classroom instruction by our expert faculty and volunteer literacy tutors, Adult Education programs can help you:

  • prepare for a high school equivalency exam (GED or another accepted test),
  • learn to speak, read and write the English language,
  • improve your basic skills so that you can move to a new or better job or to higher education.

Which Adult Education program is right for you?

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) — For adults, 16 years or older, who did not graduate from high school and who want to improve their basic skills.
  • High School Equivalency  Exam Preparation Programs — Targeted test preparation for adults, 16 years or older, who did not graduate from high school and wish to earn their equivalency diploma, or General Educational Development (GED) credential. 
  • English as a Second Language Programs (ESL) — Offers instruction in the English language and U.S. culture.
  • Adult Literacy — A progressive community initiative where Waubonsee faculty and staff train volunteers to help students with English and reading skills. 
  • Adult Education Computer Center (AECC) — Provides specialized, computer-aided instruction to advance learning among adult education students.
  • Special Programs — Our Youth Services Program provides low-income youth with career counseling, skills training and job placement assistance, while our Vocational Skills Program sponsors free computer classes for currently enrolled Adult Education students.


Adult Education
Aurora Campus, Ste. 460
(630) 801-7900, ext. 4600