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​Adult Basic Education (ABE)

EMCC's Adult Basic Education Department can help you make the transition into an academic classes, technical training or employment. We offer free courses for adults needing to refresh or improve basic reading, math and language skills for:

  • Gaining or improving employment
  • Enrolling in job training
  • Enrolling in college
  • Studying for the GED or ACT test
  • Earning a high school equivalency diploma (GED)
  • Preparing for industry assessments or WorkKeys tests

Courses are available in Clay, Kemper, Lowndes and Noxubee counties. Classes feature group and individualized instruction with computer-based reinforcement. Course duration is typically 40 to 80 hours. Various classes meet two to five days per week, for three to five hours per day.

Course pre-registration and student orientation is required. The five-hour orientation session includes reading, math and language assessments so that our staff an build an individualized study plan for you and recommend ABE course placement.

ABE participants must be residents of Mississippi, at least 16 years old and not enrolled in secondary school. Proof of age and withdrawal from high school may be required.

For more information, visit the ABE Office on the Golden Triangle Campus or call (662) 243-1985.


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Main Campus
1512 Kemper Street
PO Box 158
Scooba, MS 39358
(662) 476-8442
Golden Triangle
8731 South Frontage Road
PO Box 100
Mayhew, MS 39753
(662) 243-1900
CAFB Extension Center
81 Fifth Street, Room A
CAFB, MS 39710
(662) 434-2660
NAS Meridian Extension
255 Rosenbaum Ave.
Meridian, MS 39309
(601) 679-3570