The Adult Education (AE) Program provides adults the opportunity to develop and build the basic skills necessary to function more effectively as members of society through improved educational skills, English language acquisition, high school equivalency completion, workforce readiness, and transitional skills for post-secondary education. To be competitive in today’s work environment, it is essential that individuals prepare themselves in a multitude of areas (math, reading, writing, communication, teamwork, computer skills, etc.). In the AE Program, students will receive the instruction needed to establish a solid foundation in these skills and abilities. Services are provided at no cost (with the exception of High School Equilvalency Testing) to the students and are provided in a variety of formats that include group instruction, individualized instruction, and technology-aided instruction. The AE Program is housed in the Ralph E. Young, Jr. Center for Adult Basic Education.
The Adult Education Program is funded by a federal grant that is overseen by the Mississippi Community College Board.
English as a Second Language (ESL) at Meridian Community College is taught to prepare non-native English speakers to participate fully in our English speaking community, and prepare them for citizenship. ESL is provided by a federal grant, overseen by the Mississippi Community College Board, and offered through the Community and Business Development Division of MCC.
MCC provides ESL instruction free of charge for area residents. Contact the Adult Education office at 601.484.8796 or 601.484.8798 to enroll.
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