Adult Education

Adult Education
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Parkland Adult Education offers free services and instruction to adults who
  • need to improve their basic literacy skills
  • do not have their high school diploma
  • do not speak English as their first language.
Classes and literacy services are available on Parkland’s campus and at other locations throughout Parkland District #505.
Call 217/351-2580 or 800-346-8089 or stop by the E building on the main campus for more information.
Free classes!
• Get ready to meet the challenge of finding a job in the 21st century!
• Develop essential job skills for the workplace.
• Learn English as a Second Language.
• Get your GED.
>> GED
Our free GED Preparation classes help qualified individuals learn the reading, math, and other skills necessary to pass the GED examination and are tailored to the individual’s level of readiness. These free classes serve a diverse population throughout Parkland’s district.
  • GED students (on a case by case basis) must be at least 16 years old and officially withdrawn from school. Students under age 18 will need a letter from the school they last attended that includes their last date of enrollment (day, month, and year). Student transcripts and report cards are not necessary.
  • All new and returning students must schedule an appointment for registration and pre-enrollment advising so that their needs and progress can be accurately assessed. Call 217/351-2580 to schedule an appointment.
>> ESL
Learn Basic Communication Skills for Everyday Life
Refugees, immigrants, and non-native speakers with limited English proficiency are eligible for our beginning to intermediate ESL classes. Classes are scheduled throughout the day at various locations. Call 217/351-2580 for more information.


Parkland College ensures equal educational opportunities are offered to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/Vietnam veteran era, age, or religion, and is Section 504/ADA compliant. For additional information or accommodations call 217/351-2551. In Fiscal Year 2015 (FY ’15), approximately 39% ($151,500) of the total cost of the Parkland College Adult Education and Family Literacy Program is provided through federal funds under Title II of the Workforce Investment Act.


American Council on Education: Center for Adult Learning & Education Credentials
Find GED testing resources, sample questions, GED publications, facts, figures, and frequently asked questions. Learn how military courses and occupational training can be applied toward college credit to achieve your degree. College Credit Recommendation Services provides answers for working adults looking to make college possible.

Study at home or anywhere you have Internet access.

Parkland College Career Center
Get help with your resume, find on-campus student employment, search job listings, and more!

Parkland College Adult Re-entry Center

Our Adult Re-entry Center is perfect for busy adults who need a convenient way to finish their college degrees.

College for Adults
Adults who are going to college for the first time can find help here.

Child Care Resource Service
Get help paying for child care while you’re in school! Students enrolled in Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, and GED classes can receive child care assistance for up to two years with no work requirement.

HelpBook Online
A directory of human and social service agencies in Champaign County is available here.

Adult Education Services - ESL, Project READ, Computer basics, GED & free classes.

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