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ADULT BASIC EDUCATION

 Santy Ratuita, Director of Facility Services, Able Industries of the Pacific, successfully completed a math Basic Skills course, transitioned into the GED program, and successfully completed his GED® diploma requirements.

"It's never too late to graduate."
 
 
About Adult Basic Education (ABE)
The ABE program assists students who lack the literacy skills needed for effective citizenship and employment. This program increases learners' basic knowledge and provides assistance in meeting life goals such as securing better employment, obtaining citizenship or a driver's license, acquiring a secondary credential, or participating more in civic and community activities.

Career Opportunities
Medical Assisting, Practical Nursing, Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Management, Cosmetology, Computer Networking, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Marketing,  Automotive, Construction Technology, Surveying, Visual Communications, Office Technology, Supervision & Management, Education, or Accounting. 

The GCC Advantage
GCC's Adult Basic Education program is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Academic Advising
Persons wishing to enroll in GCC's Adult Basic Education program must:
  • be 16 years of age or older;
  • not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school under Guam law;
  • not have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent;
  • lack sufficient mastery of basic educational skills that would enable the individual to function effectively in society; and
  • not have achieved an equivalent level of education, or are unable to speak, read, or write the English language.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
  • perform basic mathematics operations;
  • read simple descriptions and narratives; and, 
  • transition into the Adult High School Diploma or GED® program.
Services Provided
Basic Skills, English as as a Second Language (ESL), and transition into Adult High School Diploma or GED® program.
 
Program Mission
The mission of the Adult Education Programs is to introduce adult learners to the English language (ESL), prepare them to obtain their GED® or Adult High School Diploma, and assist them to transition into postsecondary career and technical education programs.”
 
Contact Information
Location: Foundation Building, 2nd Floor
Phone: 671.735.6008-11
Fax    : 671.734-6002
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
e-mail:  adulteducation@guamcc.edu