Greenwich, CT Adult Education

Instructor: Carrie Soucy
Adults seeking educational opportunities will find a variety of options in the Greenwich area. Read on to learn about the adult education programs available and the services they offer.

Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education

The non-profit, Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education, is a primary source of adult educational programs in Greenwich. The organization provides a wide array of courses and programs designed to help adults master basic skills, improve their career skills, and achieve personal lifelong learning goals. Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education courses are offered at both Greenwich High School and other community facilities in the area. The organization's five core programs are:

  • English as a Second Language. Weekly ESL classes are offered at no charge to adults who work or live in Greenwich. The ESL program focuses on developing English-language reading, writing, and speaking skills.
  • Enrichment. Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education's enrichment courses are offered for adults who want to boost their career or personal skills. Course offerings include personal finance, computers and technology, social media, foreign languages, music, visual arts, astrology, meditation, culinary arts, and dance.
  • Basic Education. Basic math, writing, and reading classes are offered twice weekly to help adults prepare to earn high school diplomas or boost their job readiness skills.
  • GED Preparation. Adults who have not graduated from high school may enroll in the Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education's GED preparation program to ready themselves for the GED test, which is required to earn a high school equivalency diploma in Connecticut. The program helps adults master the four content areas of the GED exam, provides training in fundamental computer skills to help candidates prepare for the GED's computer-delivery system, and guides students through the GED registration process.
  • Citizenship. Designed for immigrants seeking to become U.S. citizens, the Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education's citizenship program teaches adults about the citizenship application process, American government, and U.S. history.

Greenwich Art Society School of Visual Art

The Greenwich Art Society School of Visual Art offers classes for adults who are interested in developing their skills in a variety of creative disciplines. Programs, which range from one-day workshops to courses that meet weekly for four to eight weeks, are designed for both beginner and advanced students in areas such as painting, stitchery, collage and assemblage, and drawing.

Purchase College

Located less than five miles from Greenwich, Purchase College offers both courses and programs for adults wishing to develop career skills or learn for personal enrichment. Offerings include:

  • Personal enrichment courses in subjects such as woodworking, acting, doing voice-overs, and comic drawing.
  • Professional certificate programs, which are offered for adults interested in careers such as interior design, nonprofit management, home staging, social media marketing, drawing and painting, and arts management.

Online Adult Education Options

Adults in Greenwich who seek professional or personal development courses, but need the flexibility not offered by local in-person classes, will find dozens of self-paced online courses to meet their needs. Course offerings include GED and college entrance exam prep, basic foreign languages and ESL, citizenship exam prep, computer skills, and professional licensure exam prep. Explore some of the options:

Learning Needs Online Courses
High School Diploma and College Entrance Exam Prep Prep courses for the GRE, MCAT, GMAT, SAT and other entrance exams, GED Study Guide
Foreign Languages Basic French, Beginning Spanish
Computer Skills Microsoft Office Programs
Professional Licensure Exam Prep Real Estate Exam Prep, Certified Nutrition Specialist Test Prep, Teacher Certification Exams, Veterinary Assistant Exam Prep
Citizenship Exam Prep U.S. Citizenship Study Guide
English as a Second Language (ESL) Learning English for the Workplace

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