Schools and Programs
Community colleges and adult education centers in Baltimore offer students a variety of adult education options. Baltimore City College and the South Baltimore Learning Center are two of these institutions offering specific programs that cater to adult learners. Some programs help students reach educational milestones, such as high school completion or English literacy. Others train students to work in different industries and may help students earn certification or licensure in their field. Individual courses are also available.
The table below provides basic facts about Baltimore City College and the South Baltimore Learning Center. Read on to learn more information about classes available.
Schools At a Glance
|School Name||Location||Class Format||Program Levels|
|Baltimore City College||Baltimore, MD||On-campus, online||Less-than-1-year programs, certificates, associate's degrees|
|South Baltimore Learning Center||Baltimore, MD||On-campus||Less-than-1-year programs|
Baltimore City Community College's Adult Education Programs
The Business and Continuing Education Division of Baltimore City Community College offers a General Education Diploma (GED) program, ESL and basic English language classes as well as employment training courses. The school partners with government programs and local businesses to provide students with work experience.
Health Care Training Courses
A variety of job training courses are available to prepare students for employment in various aspects of the health care industry. Coursework prepares students to become medicine aides, pharmacy technicians, nursing assistants, phlebotomy technicians and multi-skilled medical technicians.
Professional Certification and Licensure Courses
These certification courses prepare adults for a variety of employment and business ventures. Course options include Certified Medicine Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Pharmacy Technician, and Maryland Licensed Child Care Professional.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program
The ABE program provides literacy and basic life skills training to adults throughout Baltimore City. The program also offers GED test prep classes to help learners with basic reading, writing and math. Classes are offered at various campus locations during weekdays.
Citizenship Preparation Classes
These classes prepare adults with the English skills and civics education needed to pass the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization interview. Students learn interviewing skills and gain practice reading and writing in English.
South Baltimore Learning Center's Adult Education Programs
South Baltimore Learning Center is a non-profit organization that offers Baltimore County adults literacy and life skills training, tutoring, academic and career counseling, and a high school completion program. The center was founded in 1988 and now serves hundreds of adults yearly.
Adult Basic Education Program
Adults receive instruction in preparation for the GED. Classes are held during daytime and evening hours for approximately 12 weeks.
Basic Literacy Tutoring
One-on-one tutoring is available to students in basic reading and writing skills. Tutoring is provided by trained community volunteers.
External Diploma Program (EDP)
This program allows adults to apply their own work experience and life skills toward a Maryland high school diploma.
Community Technology Courses
Coursework provides students with basic computer and Internet skills. Students have access to computer labs and academic counseling.
Career and Employment Counseling
Counseling is available for adult students enrolled in the GED or EDP program to provide help with interviewing, resume writing, and overall job readiness skills. Counseling is offered to individuals and in group settings.