Adult Education

Kansas Adult Education is the first step in a career pathways system that meets the demands of the Kansas workforce for high skills and the needs of Kansas workers for high wages.

In order to support better quality of life for individuals and communities and prepare adults for achieving industry recognized credentials and college certificates, we provide high quality instruction and targeted student support services that are aligned with learner goals and available at times and places accessible to adults with jobs and families.


The Colvin Adult Learning Center offers a variety of services for the student who needs adult education or language learning courses before he or she begins taking college classes:

1. The center offers a KANSAS STATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA in both a SPANISH GED PROGRAM and ENGLISH GED PROGRAM to prepare for the GED test.

2. The center offers ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE classes to assist the student who needs to improve his or her English skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

3. The center also offers a WORK READINESS PROGRAM which covers employability skills, effective time management and life skills, and CITIZENSHIP preparation classes.

4. The center also offers a concurrent enrollment programs known as Accelerating Opportunity - Kansas. The Accelerating Opportunity initiative in Kansas (AO-K) transforms the delivery system for adult education at SCCC by delivering career and technical education at the same time as adult basic skills instruction within a career pathways framework. Students complete short-term certificate programs asligned with labor market needs, leading to industry-recognized credentials and immediate jobs.


  • Students can enroll to earn their high school diploma while also enrolling in one of our six AO-K pathways. (EMT, Healthcare, Welding, Machining, Phlebotomy, Process Technology, and CDL Truck Driving)

For more information about this program, please:
Call (620) 417-1310 in Liberal or 1-800-373-9951 ext. 1310
Email Travis Combs


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