Department Chair: Dr. Richard Sparks
Adult Basic Education
ABE (Adult Basic Education) and ESL (English as a Second Language) require no fee. Scholarships are available for GED (General Educational Development) students. Services are provided on the fourth floor of the Roy F. Christensen Building and outreach sites in 7 southeastern Idaho counties.
ABE (Adult Basic Education). Provides basic literacy help to those who need it. This includes basic math, reading and English skills for people performing at the nonreader through twelfth grade levels. The program offers different settings and methods to help students learn in the style they prefer.
VIEW (English as a Second Language). Non-English speakers can learn to speak, read, and write English whether or not they can read or write in their native language. Classes stress conversation and survival skills.
GED (General Educational Development). High school equivalency training designed for people who didn't receive a high school diploma. The students work on coursework independently and at their own rate. Courses include audio tapes, video cassettes, books, tutors, and computers. Practice tests for the GED are offered. The GED may be combined with the government course taken at the center to obtain a diploma from theÿstate.
Resource Center. This program provides tutoring for students within
each of the School of Applied Technology programs. Students should contact
their instructors to request help.
Post-Secondary Short-Term Training
Post-Secondary Short-Term Education offerings include specialized vocational courses during non-traditional hours. Classes (including short-term workshops) are offered both on- and off-campus during afternoons, weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays. The purpose of these classes is to offer training and/or retraining for persons who have already entered the labor market and who desire to achieve stability or advancement in gainful employment. Instruction may include laboratory, shop and related classroom instruction appropriate for the specific group being served.
Course offerings are announced each semester through the press, radio, and special bulletins. More than 300 courses ranging in length from one week to two years are offered and start at varying times throughout the year. If there is interest shown or a need determined, special workshops and classes are also presented to businesses, industries, and groups of individuals.
Classes in the following general areas are offered each year:
Because of the constant demand for classes of this nature, people are encouraged to register for classes as early as possible. Persons interested in enrolling in any of these offerings may do so by coming to the Special Programs Office located in the RFC Building of the School of Applied Technology or by writing to the address or calling the telephone number listed below:
Center for New Directions
Director: Liz Shanahan
This center provides support services designed to help in the transition
to financial and personal independence. The Center works to help each individual
receive personal counseling, workshops, support groups and classes which
will meet his or her needs. The Center has JTPA funds to assist eligible
individuals with classroom training and on the job training. The Center
also has scholarships for women entering non-traditional programs. Students
are encouraged to contact the office for further information.
Southeast Idaho Region 5 Tech Prep
Coordinator: Fred Ball
The Tech Prep office provides support services designed to assist high school students in articulating credits from high school to the School of Applied Technology. The Tech Prep office works to provide students with a seamless, non-duplicated course of study through enhanced education based on career pathways. Tech Prep programs are business/industry driven with opportunities for students to participate in work-based learning at both the high school and the post-secondary levels. Students are encouraged to contact the office for further information.
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