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  Fort Smith
Adult Education Center
Contact Info
Student Services 785-1232
Counselor - 785-4115
Asst. Director - 784-8188
WAGE Coordinator - 782-7196
502 S. 20th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Adult Education provides the skills for adults who want to improve their basic academic skills to obtain a job or to retrain for a job, earn a high school diploma through the GED program, improve English language skills for adults whose primary language is not English or to prepare for the citizenship tests, and/or improve reading, writing, and math skills to prepare for college entrance or to help their children with homework

Adult Education Center
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday

Arkansas Workforce Center
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Friday

· Arkansas Workforce Center, 616 Garrison, Fort Smith
· Greenwood City Hall, Greenwood
· Mansfield Mddle School, Mansfield

Enrollment Policy
· Adults 18 years of age and older may enroll at any time
· A current photo ID is required at enrollmentf
· No fees are charged for adult education classes


Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education is designed for the adult learner who wishes to strengthen reading, writing, math, or life-coping skills. The program offers basic instruction for adults functioning below an eighth grade reading level.

General Adult Education
General Education Development classes offer instruction for adults who are preparing to pass the GED exam or who desire to improve writing, math, and reading skills to prepare for employability, college entrance, or military enlistment.

English as a Second Language (ESL)
ESL classes are provided for adults whose native language is not English. Adults receive instruction in English communication, including speaking, reading, and writing. Community experiences are provided to familiarize adults with the American culture. Instruction is provided for preparation of citizenship tests and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE)
The program combines academic skills, computer technology, and workplace curriculum to meet the needs of local employers. Three types of certificate programs are provided-Industrial, Employability, and Clerical. Successful completion of the program results in a state-issued certificate, enhanced employability skills, and improved opportunity for selected jobs.


Workplace Education Programs
Programs are available to businesses and industries to enhance workplace skills. Basic instruction is customized to meet the needs of the employer.

Assessment Services
Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE); Practice Test and GED; Interest and Ability Inventories; preparation for citizenship tests, college entrance exams, and the ASVAB test for military enlistment.


Business and computer classes are available Monday through Thursday for a small charge for the textbooks. Classes provided include: Keyboarding, Windows XP and Internet, Microsoft Word, Office Applications, Microsoft Publisher, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Basic PC Maintenance and Upgrade, and Web Page Design.


A 20-hour introduction to Spanish. Key Spanish phrases and practical communication tips are provided. A small fee is charged for the textbook and materials.

To request disability accommodations, contact the counselor at the Fort Smith Adult Education Center

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