You don’t have to spend a ton of money to get an education. You can find free adult education classes through several different institutions. Some of the best programs include UALC, Harvard Online Courses, and Folsom Cordova Adult School. You can also enroll in classes through Springfield Adult Learning Center.
If you need to improve your skills for work or a new career, UALC offers free adult education classes in several subject areas. You can choose from an online or face-to- face class. Some programs offer a high school equivalency, while others offer basic adult education courses.
Folsom Cordova Adult School
Folsom Cordova Adult School offers free courses in a variety of topics. Courses range from GED preparation to basic computer classes. Some programs even offer computer software training for free.
Harvard Online Courses
The Harvard University offers a wide range of online courses for adults. Some of the courses are free, while others require a small fee to audit. These courses are great for those who want to get a broad understanding of a specific subject.
STCC / Springfield Adult Learning Center
The Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) has partnered with Holyoke Community College and the Springfield Housing Authority to offer free adult education classes to adults in the Springfield area. This program is funded by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Volunteer State University
Adult students often have goals beyond gaining a college degree. They might want to improve their skills for employment, help their children learn, or improve their citizenship. The Adult Education Program at Volunteer State University offers a variety of classes.
Wallace State’s Adult Education department serves hundreds of students each year, and has multiple sites throughout Morgan, Cullman, and Blount counties. The program offers everything from free ESL classes to career pathways certifications. For those interested in pursuing a career in a technical field, there are short-term training programs in automation technician, diesel technology, and phlebotomy.