NWFSC offers a comprehensive program of non-credit instruction designed to improve the employability and life skills of adult students. Courses are offered in Adult Basic Education (ABE), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), GED preparation. Each adult education course is offered for a small set fee each semester, which includes materials and supplies. The adult education program is designed for adults who have academic skills below the ninth grade level, those who do not have a high school diploma or those who have a primary language other than English. Special program emphasis is placed on preparing the student to become college ready. Students enrolled in adult education will receive free transition services to become college ready. These services include preparation for the college placement test, career exploration and assessment, developing a career pathway, financial aid and scholarship assistance, and career readiness skills. Visit the Adult Education/GED Preparation web page or call the Adult Education Department at (850) 729-5387 for more information.
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education (ABE) at NWFSC consists of small group instruction with lab support leading to the mastery of the basic skills needed by adults to function in today’s complex society. ABE classes are designed for students who want to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. The curriculum is divided into four literacy levels: beginning, basic, intermediate, and advanced.
General Education Development (GED) Preparation
GED classes prepare students to take the General Education Development examination, which leads to the State of Florida High School Diploma. Instruction is targeted at the secondary level with subject content in the areas of writing, social studies, science, reading, and mathematics.
The NWFSC Testing Center offers the Official GED Examination throughout the academic year. Students must register in advance for the exam and pay an examination fee. Testing is offered at the Niceville Campus.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
ESOL classes are eligible to students who have a primary language other than English. ESOL classes are designed to prepare students to communicate effectively in a multi-faceted society. This course is divided into seven literacy levels. Students are administered the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) test for placement into a literacy level. Course content is compatible with principles of language acquisition for adult learners of English and includes skills useful in both workplace life and academic applications.
Transition Services to Postsecondary Education
College credit transition services are available to adult education students preparing for the GED and GED for graduates. College ready services include the development of a transition plan that includes, career assessment, academic tutorial college ready instruction, peer mentoring by college credit students, as well as, scholarship, financial aid, and college credit admissions assistance.