Adult Education

Adult Education

ABED (Basic Education)

Basic Education (001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 007, 008, and 009)

(Fall, Spring, and Summer) 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 hours
Basic instruction provided in English grammar, spelling, composition, literature, science, social studies, and mathematics. Course content is provided through multilevel classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing.

Basic Reading (011, 012, 013, 014, 015, 017, 018 and 019)

(Fall, Spring & Summer) 1-3 hours
Instruction and development of basic reading skills; vocabulary, word attack skills, word recognition, comprehension, and speed. Course content is provided through multi-level classes and is designed to accommodate students with an assessed reading grade equivalent of 8.9 or lower as determined by standardized testing. Course is intended to be taken in conjunction with a Basic Education class.

Literacy Reading (111, 112, 113 and 114)

(Fall, Spring and Summer) 1-4 hours
The course is designed to develop reading, speaking, writing, and comprehension skills for individuals with an assessed reading grade equivalent level of 0-5.9 as determined by standardized testing. Four instructional methods are stressed: language experience, sight words, phonics (consonants), and word patterns. Instruction is provided on a tutorial basis.

ASED (GED Review)

GED Review (051, 052, 053, 054 and 056)

(Fall, Spring, and Summer) 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 hours
Program consists of a review and instruction in English, social sciences, natural science, literature, mathematics, and the United States and Illinois Constitutions. Course content is designed to prepare adults who have not completed high school to take the GED test. Enrollment is limited to students with an assessed reading grade equivalent of 9.0 or higher as determined by standardized testing.

Adult Secondary Reading (059)

(Fall and Spring) 3 hours
Instruction in basic reading skills with major emphasis on word analysis, vocabulary, development, and comprehension skills. Enrollment is limited to students with an assessed reading grade equivalent of 9.0 or higher as determined by standardized testing. Course is intended to be taken in conjunction with a GED Review class.

Life Skills Courses

Vital Issues: Life Skills I

(ABED 200, ABED 201, and ASED 202) 3 hours
A Life Skills preparation course designed to motivate the student encountering personal problematic difficulties by increasing their self-esteem and by enhancing their selfawareness. The course is designed to assist students in developing and accomplishing long and short term goals.

Vital Issues: Life Skills II

(ABED 203, ABED 204 and ASED 205) 3 hours
A Life Skills preparation course designed to motivate the student encountering personal difficulties in their family and financial life by increasing their interpersonal communication skills. The course is also designed to instruct students in becoming financially stable. A component of the class deals with preparing students for the world of work.

Nurse Assistant

Nurse Assistant Certificate Program

This program is designed to prepare students to provide basic health care in hospitals and nursing homes. Approved by the Illinois Department Public Health.

Required Courses Hours
NURS 110 Role of the Nurse Assistant 5 hr
NURS 111 Basic Nursing Procedures 2 hr
Total 7 hr

Advanced Nures Assistant Certificate Program

Required Courses Hours
NURS 107 Orientation to Health Occupations Fields 2 hr
NURS 110 Role of the Nurse Assistant 5 hr
NURS 111 Basic Nursing Procedures 2 hr
BOFF 140 Medical Terminology 3 hr
Total 12 hr

Role of Nurse Assistant

(NURS 110) 5 hours
Role of the Nurse Assistant covers the classroom theory instructional portion (90 of 139 clock hours). Class designed to prepare students to provide basic health care in hospitals and nursing homes.

Basic Nursing Procedures

(NURS 111) 2 hours
Class designed to prepare students to provide basic health care in hospitals and nursing homes. This course, the clinical portion of the curriculum, is a continuation of NURS 110. Prerequisite: successful completion of NURS 110.

Employment Skills for CNA

(NURS 108 and NURS 109) 1 hour
This course is designed to provide practical information to students concerning the career of the Certified Nurse Assistant profession and to determine if this is the career path they wish to take.

Health Occupations: College Express Program

Orientation to Health Occupations Fields

(NURS 107)
Students will have the opportunity to research and discuss areas in the Health Occupational field in which they are interested. By the end of the class students will know the educational requirements, employment opportunities and salary expectations for numerous health occupations. This course also serves an introduction to the Certified Nurse Assistant Program. An 8th grade or above reading level and 7th grade math level are required. (High School/ College Express Program only)

Seminar/Internship Health Occupations III

(NURS 112)
This preparation level course provides learning experiences to further enhance the student’s preparation to perform more advanced skills than covered in Health Occupation I-II. Students are placed on extended campus seventy-five percent (75%) of the time for clinical experience and twenty-five percent (25%) of the time on independent study in the classroom. Instructional and clinical experiences will be in community health, industrial health, mental health, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical rehabilitation, social service geriatrics’ and advanced patient care. Second year students who have met performance/task completion criteria may be placed in paid or unpaid internships in a related business/ industry. Internships, in general, will provide advanced skill development and last longer than an extended campus. High School College Express Program only)

English As A Second Language (AESL)

English as a Second language I

(AESL 066, AESL 664, AESL 665, AESL 666)
Variable credit 4 -7 hours (Fall and Spring) Basic instruction in the listening, speaking, reading, and writing of English for persons whose native language is not English. The course content is designed to cover beginning structure, pronunciation, vocabulary building, and limited reading and writing skills. The primary objective of the course is to develop a meaning or basic comprehension of the language with a major proportion of class time devoted to listening and speaking exercises. Course enrollment is limited to persons with very little or no English speaking skills as determined by oral assessment. Class repeatable four times.

English as a Second Language II

(AESL 067, AESL 674, AESL 675, AESL 676) Variable credit 4-7 hours (Fall and Spring) The course is designed as a continuation of ESL I. Basic intermediate instruction in the listening, speaking, reading, and writing of English for persons whose native language is not English. The course content covers structure, pronunciation, vocabulary building, reading, and writing skills for individuals who have had some exposure and/or instruction in English. The primary objective of the course is to provide repetitive practice in the use of the English language which is meaningful and communicative. Placement in the course is determined by successful completion of ESL I or by standardized placement testing. Course is repeatable four times.

English as a Second Language III

(AESL 068, AESL 684, AESL 685, AESL 686)
Variable credit 4-7 hours (Fall and Spring)
The course is designed as a continuation of ESL II. Basic instruction for the advanced intermediate student in listening, speaking, reading and writing of English for individuals whose native language is not English. The course context is designed to review basic structure and pronunciation skills, continue vocabulary building, and devote a major proportion of time to reading and writing skills. Placement in the course is determined by successful completion of ESL II or by standardized placement testing. Course is repeatable four times.

English as a Second Language IV

(AESL 069, AESL 694, AESL 695, AESL 696)
Variable credit 4-7 hours (Fall and Spring)
The course is designed as a continuation of ESL III. Secondary instruction for the advanced student in the listening, speaking, reading, and writing of English for persons whose native language is not English. Course content includes review and advanced refinement and expansion of basic ESL instructional materials. Major emphasis is placed on reading and writing in contextual materials which will prepare the student to generally handle English proficiently in his/her everyday life and/or more specifically to succeed in post secondary education or training. Placement is determined by successful completion of ESL III or by standardized placement testing. Course is repeatable four times.

Obtaining American Citizenship

(AESL 180)
A program consisting of material needed to pass the Immigration and Naturalization (INS) Citizenship test. This course contains review of the citizenship application (N-400), assuring mastery of reading, writing, and spoken English, the INS interview, understanding the U.S. Constitution, basic US History, the laws of the United States, and the symbols of American patriotism. Context is designed to take a legal immigrant speaking and understanding at an intermediate to high level of English to being able to adequately pass the individual components on the Immigration and Naturalization test administered through the Centralized Immigration Services. Students must score at the low intermediate level as determined by standard adult education testing.


Obtaining American Citizenship

(AESL 181)
A program consisting of material needed to pass the Immigration and Naturalization (INS) Citizenship test. This course contains review of citizenship application (N-400), assuring mastery of reading, writing, and spoken English, the INS interview, understanding the US Constitution, basic US History, the laws of the United States, and the symbols of American patriotism. Contest is designed to take a legal immigrant speaking and understanding at an intermediate to high level of English to being able to adequately pass the individual components on the Immigration and Naturalization test administered through the Centralized Immigration Service. Students must score at the high intermediate level as determined by standard adult education testing.

Obtaining American Citizenship

(AESL 182)
A program consisting of material needed to pass the Immigration and Naturalization (INS) Citizenship test. This course contains review of the citizenship application (N-400), assuring mastery of reading, writing and spoken English, the INS interview, understanding the US Constitution, basic US History, the laws of the United States, and the symbols of American patriotism. Context is designed to take a legal immigrant speaking and understanding at an intermediate to high level of English to being able to adequately pass the individual components on the Immigration and Naturalization test administered through the Centralized Immigration Service. Students must score at the low advanced level as determined by standard adult education testing.