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Adult Basic Education

Department Overview
Adult Basic Education (ABE) is for students who want to brush up on their basic skills of reading, writing, and math, or who want to pursue their GED but need some work on the basic foundations first. Students register at the Transitional Education Center and must take a placement test to determine their level. The GED Prep classes prepare students to take the GED Test. Whole group structured classes are held in Writing, Mathematics, and GED Reading. Most employers recognize the GED certificate as being equivalent to a high school diploma. Individuals who have obtained a GED certificate meet the educational eligibility requirement for federal financial aid. Classes meet 8-12 hours per week, mornings and evenings. Additional courses include Computer Fundamentals and Transition to College. Cost: $25 tuition fee per quarter. Tuition Waiver available for those who qualify.

Unique Program Text
To enroll in this ABE class, students need to schedule an ABE placement test. Schedule an appointment at Fort Steilacoom by calling (253) 964-6657 or at Puyallup by calling (253) 840-8455.

Course Listing

Course Listings for Adult Basic Education
ABE 010 - Beginning ABE Literacy - Reading 1
ABE 011 - Beginning ABE Literacy - Writing 1
ABE 012 - Beginning ABE Literacy - Math 1
ABE 013 - Beginning ABE Literacy - Reading/Writing 1
ABE 014 - Beginning ABE Literacy - Integrated 1
ABE 020 - ABE Beginning Basic Education - Reading 2
ABE 021 - ABE Beginning Basic Education - Writing
ABE 022 - ABE Beginning Basic Education - Math 2
ABE 023 - ABE Beginning Basic Education - Reading/Writing 2
ABE 024 - ABE Beginning Basic Education - Integrated 2
ABE 030 - ABE Low Intermediate Basic Education - Reading 3
ABE 031 - ABE Low Intermediate Basic Education - Writing 3
ABE 032 - ABE Low Intermediate Basic Education - Math 3
ABE 033 - ABE Low Intermediate Basic Education-Reading/Writing 3
ABE 034 - ABE Low Intermediate Basic Education - Integrated 3
ABE 040 - ABE High Intermediate Basic Education - Reading 4
ABE 041 - ABE High Intermediate Basic Education - Writing 4
ABE 042 - ABE High Intermediate Basic Education - Math 4
ABE 043 - ABE High Intermediate Basic Education - Reading/Writing 4
ABE 044 - ABE High Intermediate Basic Education - Integrated 4
ABE 050 - ABE Low Adult Secondary Education - Reading 5
ABE 051 - ABE Low Adult Secondary Education - Writing 5
ABE 052 - ABE Low Adult Secondary Education - Math 5
ABE 053 - ABE Low Adult Secondary Education - Reading/Writing
ABE 054 - ABE Low Adult Secondary Education - Integrated 5
ABE 060 - ABE High Adult Secondary Education - Reading 6
ABE 061 - ABE High Adult Secondary Education - Writing 6
ABE 062 - ABE High Adult Secondary Education - Math 6
ABE 063 - ABE High Adult Secondary Education - Reading/Writing 6
ABE 064 - ABE High Adult Secondary Education - Integrated 6
ABE 090 - FOUNDATIONS FOR SUCCESS (ABE)
ABE 095 - WORKPLACE FUNDAMENTALS
ABE 098 - Transitions to College
ABE 099 - I-BEST ACADEMIC SUPPORT - ABE