Adult Education & workforce development



Parkland College Adult Education & Workforce Development provides many free classes to help you get the skills you need to start college or find a good job. Explore the links below and in the menu to find the right ones for you!


College Prep classes for Career: No high school diploma required; English-Language-Learners welcome. Click on a career path to learn more.



English as a Second Language (ESL): From beginning classes for those who speak no English to advanced English Communications for Career Pathways, all Adult Education classes are Free!


High School Equivalency (HSE) instruction: Classes are not required to take high school equivalency (HSE) tests (HiSet, GED ®), but we have test prep classes for those who want help getting ready.


Basic Skills Classes: Helps adults of all ages and educational levels improve their reading, writing, math, and technology skills




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Our Support


In Fiscal Year 2020 (FY '20), approximately 42% ($171,460) of the Parkland College Adult Education Program is funded through Federal funds under Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Funding is also provided in part by the Illinois Community College Board 2019 Innovative Bridges and Transitions grant and the 2019 Illinois Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI) grant program.


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