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Adult Secondary Education Program


The Adult Secondary Education (ASE) Program provides basic academic instruction to adult learners functioning at or above the ninth-grade level.

About the ASE program:

  • Students take a placement test to identify the subject areas needing improvement.
  • Students sign up for a flexible class schedule designed to help improve skills in writing, social studies, science, reading, and mathematics.
  • Once these skills are improved, students are enrolled in classes to assist in passing the GED® assessment.
  • NWACC's Adult Education Center also provides instruction to learners who have their high school diploma, but are deficient in basic academic skills. 

During our summer bridge program, instructors help students strengthen their academic skills before enrolling in college. Many students are able to reduce or eliminate the number of remedial courses they have to take in college, saving thousands of dollars in tuition.