Crowder College to offer free AEL classes

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Classes to begin in Cassville, Monett and Seligman

Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) classes, offered through Crowder College, are set to begin in Cassville, Monett and Seligman.

Classes include instruction for the following areas: academic skills including math, language, social studies, science, and reading; high school equivalency prep, college placement prep; WorkKeys prep for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC); ASVAB prep; college and career transitions.

The Missouri High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate, formerly known as the G.E.D. test, is obtained after passing the HiSET test.

During orientation, students take pre-tests to determine academic areas of strength and weakness and take a post-test after receiving instruction to determine educational improvements. The pace of learning and length of attendance is dependent on each individual student. Instructors and staff counsel students and develop individualized learning plans. However, all students are required to attend a minimum of 40 seat hours and have a post-test before leaving.

Adult Education and Literacy instruction is designed to expand the educational opportunities for adults and to establish programs that will enable adults to acquire the basic, minimum skills necessary to function in society. It also allows them to secure training that will enable them to become more employable, productive and responsible citizens, as well as allow them to continue their education to at least the level of completion of secondary school and make a smooth transition to a job or college.

Crowder College AEL has added Transition Specialist Brad Dorris to the program staff to individually assist students on the step following high school equivalency. Whether it be college, job, or job training, the student will have access to the support of the transition specialist during this period.

The classes will be offered at the following locations:

Cassville classes

Cassville Crowder College campus, 4020 N. Main Street. Call the AEL office to make an appointment to enroll at 417-847-1706 or 417-455-5521.

Day class hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Night classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Seligman classes

Adult Education Center, Highway 37, next to City Hall. To make an appointment to enroll, call the AEL office at 417-455-5521.

* Seligman AEL evening classes will be enrolling Monday Aug. 22 at 3:30 pm. Classes are open Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Monett AEL and ESL classes

Monett Job Center, 100 S. Maple Ave. To make an appointment for an enrollment date call the AEL classroom at 417-235-0065 or the AEL office at 417-455-5521.

* AEL day classes will be enrolling Aug. 22 at 8 a.m. Class times are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. * AEL night classes are Monday and Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

* ESL (English as a Second Language) classes will begin enrolling Aug. 23 and run Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Each class site has additional enrollment dates throughout the year, approximately once per month.

For additional information about class sites, test preparation, or additional enrollment dates, contact Crowder College AEL Director, Juli DeNisco at 417-455-5521, or by email at