Adult Education

Phone: 256.352.8078


The Adult Education Program at Wallace State Community College provides free literacy services and basic skills instruction in reading, writing, math, English language competency, and GED test preparation. Adult education classes provide an opportunity for adult learners to improve their academic and life skills. 

Additionally, Wallace State Community College provides a vast array of programs and services for adult students in need of employment training, workforce training and education for career advancement. In many cases, these programs have been designed for special populations, including educationally and economically disadvantaged adults, individuals with disabilities, dislocated workers, single parents, and displaced homemakers.

Lessons are based on individual student need and may range from one-on-one tutoring to group instruction. 

Services offered include:

  • Academic Assessment: All adult education students will be administered a nationally recognized, standardized assessment to determine academic strengths and weaknesses. Results will also be used by the teacher to develop the student's individualized instructional plan.
  • Adult Basic Education Classes: Reading, writing, and mathematical skills for learners functioning at or below the 8.9 grade equivalency.
  • Transition Programs: Instruction specifically designed to prepare adult learners to enter postsecondary education, higher education, training programs, and/or to improve their employability.
  • GED Preparation Classes: Reading, writing, mathematical skills, social studies, science, literature, and the arts for learners functioning at the 9.0 –12.9 grade equivalency to prepare them to earn the State of Alabama High School Equivalency Diploma.
  • College Preparatory Classes: Remedial instruction in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematical skills that is designed to prepare learners who are high school graduates, but performing below the 12.9 grade equivalency.
  • Workplace Education: Workplace education programs shall provide the opportunity to build the capacity for the teaching of literacy skills in the technologically sophisticated workplace.
  • English Literacy/Civics Education Classes: Classes providing integrated English literacy and civics education services to immigrants and other limited-English proficient populations so that they may effectively participate in the education, work, and civic opportunities of this country.

Online classes are available, as well as day and evening classes taught at Wallace State’s campuses in Hanceville and Oneonta and at various locations in the communities the college serves.  For more information please visit