Schools and Programs
Adult education programs are offered by learning centers and community colleges. In Albany, the two schools listed in more detail below offer students a number of programs to help them improve their educational skills and their career marketability. Programs may help students earn their GED, learn English, prepare for a career or learn skills that can be used toward a number of life and work applications. Programs may not award students with a degree, but often prepare students for exams, certification or further educational studies. Some schools have multiple campuses available for convenience. Please read on to learn more about the schools in Albany which offer adult education.
Schools At a Glance
|Schools||Location||Institution Type||Class Format|
|City School District of Albany's Alternative Learning Center||Albany, NY||Public||On-campus|
|Hudson Valley Community College||Albany, NY||2-year||Online, on-campus|
Adult Learning Center's Programs
The City School District of Albany makes its Alternative Learning Center available to residents who need to close gaps in their education to achieve their academic and vocational goals. The center addresses the needs of diverse adult residents to train for the workforce. The Adult Learning Center classes run from September through June.
General Educational Development (GED) exam preparation classes are available for returning students who want to earn high school equivalency diplomas. Instruction focuses on the major areas covered in the exam: reading, writing, math, science and social studies.
Hudson Valley Community College's Programs
Hudson Valley Community College provides job preparation and academic development classes to adults through its Office of Community and Professional Education. There are over 190 courses for personal and professional growth, in areas such as business, computers, and high school equivalency.
Day and evening courses are available for adults who want to earn General Educational Development (GED) diplomas. Instruction covers essay writing, grammar, reading comprehension, math and concepts in science and social studies.
For students interested in computers, there are various classes and workshops. Topics include building a website, Microsoft Excel, Office, and the website Etsy.
Dental Assisting Preparation Program
Training provides adult students with the prerequisite skills for entering the online dental assisting program offered by Hudson Valley Community College. Topics covered include CPR and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) certifications, digital literacy and online learning.