The SWTJC Adult Education & Literacy Program is a federally funded project (est, 1973) that provides adults the opportunity to improve their literacy levels and skills, thereby increasing their ability to function in the complex society and job market of the 21st Century. The service delivery area includes Frio and Medina counties.

Hours of Operation:
Day Classes: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Evening Classes: Monday - Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The program's educational staff is comprised of experienced and dedicated instructors who possess the minimum of a B.A. degree and have specialized training in adult education and/or certification. Participants learn at their own pace in a relaxed college type atmosphere.

What is Adult Education & Literacy?

Adult Education & Literacy provides comprehensive English literacy services with basic instruction in reading, writing, and mathematics to adult learners. Services include:

  • ESL with integrated EL-Civics (Citizenship)
  • HSE leading to a Texas Credential of High School Equivalency
  • Re-Entry Classes
  • Digital/Family/Financial/Workforce Literacy
  • Career Training options
  • In communities across the region, adult students gain the education necessary to find and keep meaningful employment working in the high-demand occupations that increasingly characterize the Texas economy. AEL programs help Texans build a strong foundation of academic skills in order to fulfill their roles as workers, parents, and productive citizens of the community

General Eligibility

There are several qualifications an individual must meet in order to be eligible to participate in an adult education class. In general, participants:

  • Goal of obtaining a HSE (GED) and transitioning to higher ed., training, and/or the workforce.
  • English Language Learner (ESL)
  • Below secondary education w/o a HSE or H.S. diploma (withdrawn from public ed.)
  • 16 year olds (court ordered with case/cause # & withdrawn from public ed.
  • 17& 18 year olds (with parental consent & withdrawn from public ed.)
  • 19+ year olds (ID/SSN & Texas resident)
    • Requisites:
    • New Student Orientation
    • Baseline Assessment (placement)
    • Minimum of (12) direct contact hours to be considered (officially enrolled)
    • Post-Progress assessment [40/60 hour intervals until Gain/Credential is achieved

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