Basic Education for Adults

Adults, with or without a high school diploma, may enroll in a variety of classes designed to upgrade basic education in reading, writing, and mathematics. They may work individually or in small groups to acquire skills needed to reach their educational and occupational goals, including skills to brush up for transition to college classes.

Adults 18 and over may complete coursework and competency-based activities to complete a high school diploma from Peninsula College.

Adults 16 years of age or older who have not completed high school may attend basic skills classes to prepare for the General Educational Development (GED®) test. Instruction focuses on the subject areas covered on this high school equivalency exam.

Students between the ages of 16-18 must have a signed release from a Washington State high school before they take the official GED® test.

Classes in English Language Acquisition are offered to individuals who want to improve their career and college readiness. Instruction is designed to help them acquire academic skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing English. For information and class locations, call (360) 417-6380.

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) allows students to begin a workforce education career pathway program while improving their basic English, reading, writing, or math skills. Peninsula College offers a variety of I-BEST programs including, Automotive Technology, Construction Technology, Early Childhood Education, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Assisting, Welding, and others. Call (360) 417-6380 for more information.