Adult Learning Program

Free Adult Education Classes

Our Adult Learning Program provides free educational classes to anyone 16 years of age or older who is looking to increase their skillsets and expand their employment opportunities. Our variety of enriching and educational programs can help:

  • Those who do not currently have a high school diploma.
  • Those who are NOT enrolled, or required to be enrolled, in a secondary school (documentation is required).
  • Those who read below an 8th-grade level.
  • Those who want to learn English as a second language.

All students enrolled in our Adult Learning Program will be provided with career-readiness skills, access to limitless learning tools and professional training, guidance, and assistance in securing employment to help you pursue your chosen career pathway. 

The Adult Learning Program is funded in part by the Nevada Department of Education and the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, under Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  Participants in WIOA funded programs are provided with the necessary support, education, and professional training to help them excel in a career path that will pay a living wage.

Contact Information & Locations

For more information about adult literacy services, please call 702.507.3465.

Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas NV 89119
702.507.3446

East Las Vegas Library
2851 East Bonanza Road
Las Vegas NV 89101
702.507.3538

Adult Basic Education

Our Adult Learning Program offers reading, writing, and math classes for adult learners. These classes are designed for adults, primarily native English speakers, who want to improve basic skills, enabling them to function more effectively in the workplace, at home, and in society. Class materials reflect real-life situations designed to hold the interest of adults and increase their skills so that they can pursue a High School Equivalency, Adult High School Diploma, or college degree and enter the workforce.

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Learn English

Our Adult Learning Program offers free English classes designed for non-native English speakers who are seeking employment opportunities and wish to improve their English skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Our Adult Learning Program offers an array of classes for multiple English levels. English classes are offered throughout the year and each class lasts for 6-8 weeks, four days per week, two and a half or three hours per day for a total of 70-72 hours.  Adults wishing to participate are expected to commit to attending class daily for the entire length of the program. Classes are offered either in the morning or evening, in person or online, to meet the needs of those registering to attend classes.

Current English class locations are: Clark County LibraryEast Las Vegas LibraryRainbow LibrarySahara West LibrarySpring Valley LibrarySunrise LibraryWest Charleston Library, West Las Vegas Library, Windmill LibraryWhitney Library, East Las Vegas Community Center, and Bob Price Community Center.

The Library District's Adult Learning Program offers open Computer Labs at both the Clark County Library and East Las Vegas Library for current and past students. A Lab Monitor is available to assist students wishing to continue developing their language and work readiness skills through the use of online educational resources.

REGISTRATION IS FREE!

Register for English classes online using Google Forms

Regístrese para las classes de inglés en línea usando Google Forms

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High School Equivalency

High School Equivalency (HSE) testing provides adults with the opportunity to earn the Nevada Certificate of High School Equivalency. The certificate is widely recognized as the equivalent of a high school diploma. Nevada test-takers may choose from either of the following approved HSE exams, the GED® or the HiSET® to validate their academic skills and knowledge. The Adult Learning Program only offers the HiSET assessment.

Writing workshops are offered to adults needing to improve their written communication skills to take the HSE and to improve written communication skills in the workplace. Adults who need to improve their skills in writing are provided face-to-face instruction in an interactive environment.

Additional preparation for High School Equivalency assessments are offered through the Library District's online educational resources, which are free to all adult learners.

HiSET
The  Adult Learning Program offers HiSET testing. After students pass all the HiSET tests, Nevada issues them with a high school equivalency certificate. Call 702.507.3465 for more information on earning your HSE.

To get started, students MUST:

  1. Read state requirements and create a HiSET Test Taker account.
  2. Be 18 years of age or older.
  3. Not be currently enrolled in High School.
  4. Have a valid Nevada photo ID that shows name, address, date of birth, signature, and photograph.
  5. Call 702.507.3464 to schedule a test.

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Workforce Readiness

WorkKeys Curriculum, NCRC, and Nevada CareerExplorer

Adults participating in Adult Learning Program services are provided access to ACT’s WorkKeys online curriculum, to help them improve the skills that are measured by the WorkKeys assessments.

The WorkKeys assessments in Applied Math, Workplace Documents and Graphic Literacy result in a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). The NCRC is a nationally recognized, portable certification, indicating the certificate holders’ readiness to work. Adults interested in taking the WorkKeys assessments and earning a NCRC should contact the Adult Learning Program office at 702.507.3446 for more information.

Adult Learning Program utilizes the new Nevada Career Explorer database with adult learners to assist them in identifying in-demand occupations, trainings, and certifications in Southern Nevada.  Nevada Career Explorer also has features such as interest and skill assessments.  This tool has been developed to accelerate the shift of workforce skills in Southern Nevada toward the emerging jobs of the future, as well as the jobs of today.  This is a powerful new tool for job-seekers.

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Teaching & Volunteer Opportunities

The Adult Learning Program has an ongoing need for instructors for both our in-person and virtual classes. Classes are Monday through Thursday from 10:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. For more information, please call us at 702.507.3446 or 702.507.3538.

Teach English
The minimum requirements for ESL teachers are:

  1. At least one year teaching
  2. Bachelor's degree
  3. TESOL or TEFL Certification
  4. Background check required

Teach High School Equivalency (HSE) Classes
The minimum requirements for HSE teachers are:

  1. At least one year teaching
  2. Bachelor's degree
  3. Background check required

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Volunteer
The Adult Learning Program has a need for volunteer tutors to work with students one-on-one, in small groups, and in the classroom. Volunteer tutors help students to build literacy skills leading to enrollment in a beginning-level class or to prepare for High School Equivalency exams. Volunteer tutors are asked for a minimum time commitment of two hours, twice per week.

Submit Your Volunteer Application

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