SECTION EFB.1


INSTRUCTION
SPECIAL PROGRAMS
ADULT AND SECONDAEDUCATION

Procedure


LIFELONG LEARNING


In recognition of the principle that true education is a lifelong experience, Navarro College offers the following programs:

A. Continuing Education
B. Community Service
C. Adult Education/Literacy
D. English as a Second Language (ESL)
E. GED Classes
F. Transition Classes
G. Career Pathways


CONTINUING EDUCATION


The college shall offer credit and noncredit courses designed to fill gaps in a person’s schooling and to enable the employed person to enhance skills or to cross-train for other occupational fields. Navarro College offers selected college credit courses for non-credit enrollment. A concurrent course is a continuing education course which meets at the same time and place as an existing college credit course on the same topic, and faculty will meet accreditation standards for teaching credit courses.

1. Schedule and Enrollment
Eligible courses will be identified in the Continuing Education schedule of classes. Enrollment can be accomplished at the Admissions and Records Office, the Continuing Education Office, or at any at any Navarro College campus. Completion of a continuing education enrollment card is required.

2. Continuing Education Units (CEU)
Continuing Education Units (CEU) will be awarded for successful completion of concurrent classes. Transcripts of CEU’s will be available upon request. Continuing Education students will be expected to participate in class, turn in all assignments, be prepared with all required materials, and take all tests as required by the instructor. Students must meet all attendance requirements to receive CEU credit.


COMMUNITY SERVICE


The colleges shall offer courses designed to prepare students “for living,” in contrast to “making a living”—i.e., courses intended to prepare for responsible citizenship, to increase competence in communication, to improve understanding of his or her cultural heritage and physical and biological environment to aid in achieving a balanced personal and social adjustment, and to provide an opportunity for life enrichment. Vocational enrichment courses shall also be offered.


ADULT EDUCATION AND LITERACY (AEL)


AEL is a program that provides instruction for adults whose ability to compute, speak, read, or write the English language only at or below a level that substantially impairs their ability to find or retain employment commensurate with their real ability.


ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)


ESL is a program for those limited English proficient students who have a focus on improving English communication skills such as speaking, reading, writing, and listening. These classes are made to help improve fluency, pronunciation, expand vocabulary and learn how to cope in American society. Individual instruction is based on the student’s entry level and needs.


GED/ADULT SECONDARY EDUCATION CLASSES


This program is designed for the adult learner who wishes to strengthen reading, writing, math or life-coping skills and go on to obtain their High School Equivalency. The program offers basic instruction in reading, math, and/or language. Individuals are pre-tested to determine reading and math entry levels.


TRANSITION CLASSES


Students will acquire the skills and knowledge needed for post-secondary education and/or entering the workforce. Adult learners will become better informed and skilled for the changing world of work by exploring current trends, transferrable skills, and resume building. Students entering college will learn about campus culture, the process, and success strategies. No matter the pathway, this course engages students in goal setting, time management, financial literacy and professional communication and etiquette. Students will also explore computers as a learning tool, from operation and terminology to application and word processing.


CAREER PATHWAYS


This program combines occupational skills training with Adult Education and Literacy services to increase the educational and career advancement of participants. Individual instruction is based on the student’s entry level and needs. Assessment, advising and/or testing is also a part of the program as we will provide assistance in employability, eligibility of students, and job placement when the student completes the program.


Date Issued: January 22, 2015