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Adult & Continuing Education

The Center for Workforce Development, with offices in Sullivan, Washington and the Union campus, provides continuing and customized training to local businesses and communities, enhancing the economic well-being of East Central Missouri.  Services include employer-focused training, non-credit career programs, community education classes and high school equivalency courses. 


The Center is managed by an Executive Director; staff in the Center manage the Adult Education and Literacy program, Customized Training, Continuing Education and various grant programs.  For more information, visit the Center for Workforce Development Catalog at or contact the Executive Director at (636) 584-6535,, or by visiting the college website.


Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) & General Educational Development (GED)


The Adult Education & Literacy Center provides an opportunity for:

  • preparation for the General Educational Development  (GED) examination
  • literacy and basic reading instruction
  • reading, writing, mathematics and problem-solving instruction at the secondary level

The AEL program is offered to anyone over the age of 17 who

  • has not graduated from high school and would like to pursue their General Educational Development (GED), or
  • needs to improve reading, writing, and/or  mathematic skills

AEL classes are scheduled both day and evening for the convenience of those who work and have families.  Classes are held on the Union campus and in several area communities.  Information on class locations, enrollment dates and class schedules is available on the ECC website, or you may call the AEL office at 636-584-6533.


The AEL learning program is individualized to allow students to work at their own levels and pace.  Students may work alone, with a teacher, or with other adults in a small group.  There is no cost to students for the instruction or for the learning materials provided for their use in the classroom.


In addition to offering AEL classes, the College is an official testing center for the GED examination.  The exam is given once a month at the campus in Union.  Pre-registration, in person, is required for the GED exam through the College’s Registration Office. 


For more information contact the Director, Adult Education Literacy, (636) 584-6532, .

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