Dr. Denise Hutchinson-Bell
Coastal Bend CollegeDirector ofAdult Basic Education
The Coastal Bend College Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program provides instruction in reading, writing and mathematics to adults who are seeking to improve the basic skills necessary to function effectively in their personal and family lives, in the workplace, and in the community, and to improve literacy skills necessary for transitioning into the labor market or higher education. Classes are offered in basic skills, GED preparation and English Language Learning for non-native speakers. Instruction is provided through classes or Distance Learning (Internet based). A registration process must be completed before receiving services.
Basic skills classes are offered in 7 or 9 week sessions four times a year. English Language Learning classes are offered throughout the year with open enrollment. Distance Learning is available all year through an Internet based program. Because demand for these services often exceeds the spaces we have available, we control enrollment by maintaining a "waiting list" for entry into the program. Our program receives funding from federal and state grant applications to provide FREE services, and services are based on the amount of funding received. Applications will be processed in the order received and based on the availability of services. Referrals from the Texas Workforce receive priority status. We reserve the right to refuse services based on eligibility according to grant requirements and for past "failure to comply" with program requirements to maintain eligibility.
Application Process for Basic Skills Improvement Services
Application Process for English Language Services
Basic Skills Class Dates
Office/Class Hours and Holidays
CBC Adult Basic Education Center will be closed for the following holidays:Sept 5,2011 Labor Day; Jan 16, 2012 MLK Day; Nov 24-25, 2011 Thanksgiving; Mar 12-16,2012 Spring Break; Dec 19-Jan 3,2012 Christmas & New Year; Apr 6-9, 2012 Spring Holiday; and May 28, 2012 Memorial DayClass Locations
Classes are offered at the following locations: Beeville, George West, Taft, Sinton, and Ingleside. Hours vary at each location; contact the CBC ABE office at 361.362.6095 for further information.
Coastal Bend College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.