Adult Basic Education classes
East Mississippi Community College's Adult Basic Education program offers classes throughout the year for people who want to brush up their skills, get ready for industry assessments or WorkKeys tests, or prepare for the GED or ACT tests.
The classes are free. But we do ask that you take the TABE, the Test for Adult Basic Education, so that we can place you in the classes that will do you the most good.
All of the classes are held at the Golden Triangle campus, Douglas Building Room 139.
Instructor Julie Carlisle teaches two classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays:
- Reading, noon to 4:30 p.m.
- Mixed skills, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Instructors Melissa Wilson and Geneva Atkins teach classes in math, science, reading, writing and social studies throughout the year.
For more information, call (662) 243-1985.
Adult Basic Education Director Jim Bearden cuts the ribbon,
waved triumphantly by ABE instructor Geneva Atkins, during
the Launch Pad open house in October 2012. Launch Pad is to EMCC’s re-tooled ABE curriculum, which will increase class offerings aimed at passing specific tests. “ABE has the connotation of being only GED testing and that’s what we’re trying to get away from. It’s basic skills enhancement, ACT prep, WorkKeys prep, industry assessment prep and more,” Bearden said.