Adult Education & Literacy

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Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) classes provide a supportive and inclusive learning environment for you to learn English as a Second Language (ESL), earn your High School Equivalency (HSE/GED), and take career-oriented classes for free. Whether you're seeking employment, enhancing your skills, or pursuing personal interests, these classes can help you achieve your goals and improve your quality of life.

AEL Offerings

AEL programs help you study for the HSE test, learn English, and prepare for college/TSIA classes to improve your career prospects. All AEL programs are completely free. Don't wait; register for AEL classes today!
Learn English for Free
Learn English as a second language and open up a world of new opportunities. Whether you're looking to advance your career or just want to converse with your neighbors, ESL classes can help you achieve your goals.
Earn Your GED for Free
Earning a High School Equivalency can open doors to better job opportunities and higher education. Don't let a lack of a high school diploma hold you back; take the first step toward your future today and enroll in HSE/GED classes to help you prepare for the HSE/GED exam.
College Credit and Continuing Education Courses
Choose from a list of programs to further your education and prepare for your career. Take classes at a reduced price in specific programs that can help you begin your career or start a new one.
Nervous about the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA)? Need an extra boost before the test? Take our TSIA prep classes and be ready for the placement exam. Contact us for more information.
Distance Learning for Free
Get extra support for your HSE/GED and ESL classes through our distance learning program. Once you've completed 12 clock hours in class, you're eligible to enroll in distance learning classes which will allow you to move faster through the program.

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AEL Support Services

Use our support services to help you succeed inside and outside of the classroom.

Meet the AEL Staff

Have questions? Get in touch with one of our staff members. We'll answer any of your questions, walk you through the registration process, and discuss your options. 

Taraneh Zekavat

AEL Director
Wharton Phone: 979-532-6514
Richmond Phone: 281-239-1524

Roweena Britton

AEL Document Specialist

Chelsea Perez

Data Technician

Deseree Fojtik

AEL Data Technician

Gloria Diaz

AEL Testing Specialist

Rickki Deleon

AEL Admission and Registration Specialist

Equal Opportunity is the law. 

Wharton County Junior College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender identity, disability, political affiliation or belief, status as a beneficiary of programs financially assisted under Title I, WIOA on the basis of citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or status as a participant in any WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity.  

Workforce Solutions is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Please request reasonable accommodations a minimum of two business days in advance.

Relay Texas Numbers: 1-800-735-2989 (TDD); 1-800-735-2988 (Voice) or 711.

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