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Adult Education

The Bevill State Adult Education program offers FREE adult literacy, basic skills, GED® preparation and English as a Second Language instruction. Each learner works at his or her own pace and all instructional materials are available at no cost to the learner. Any adult who is at least 16 years of age and not presently enrolled in school may participate in the Adult Education programs.

  • Adult Literacy Instruction/Private Tutors
  • Basic Skills/GED Preparation
  • College Readiness
  • WorkKeys/Career Readiness Certificates
  • GED® Testing through the BSCC Testing Center

Adult Education Class Schedule

Online GED Study Program

Bevill State offers online learning options for individuals who are not able to take classes in a traditional classroom setting. After students complete the required orientation in a nearby classroom location, they are given access to an instructional website and are taught to communicate with an adult education instructor by email and message board. The program provides instruction and practice comparable to the instruction given in the traditional classroom setting. Individuals who wish to study online for the GED® test must meet specific requirements before enrolling.

The GED is not the end. It's a milestone!

Whether you are interested in attending college or obtaining employment, we can help you meet your goals! Bevill State and the Department of Postsecondary Education will provide one tuition free college course for students who successfully complete the GED® test. Or, students may want to enroll in Ready to Work, a FREE workforce development course designed to prepare students to be highly qualified applicants so that employers can fill their jobs with top candidates.

GED Vouchers

Financial assistance is available to help with the cost of the GED® test for those who attend Adult Education classes. The Department of Postsecondary Education provides vouchers for both the GED® Ready practice tests and the official GED® tests for those who qualify.

Contact Us

For more information about a specific adult education program, please fill out our contact form.  For more information on services available through the adult education program, please call toll free 1-800-648-3271 or contact one of the following:

Nancy McDonald
Fayette, Marion & Lamar
205-932-3221 ext. 5677   

Steven Koon
Pickens County
800-648-3271 ext. 5632    

Linda Clark
Walker County
205-387-0511 ext. 5799

Ready to Work

Alabama's Ready to Work program provides trainees the entry-level skills required for employment with most businesses and industries in Alabama. We can help you become career ready at Bevill State.

The training curriculum is set to standards cited by business and industry employers throughout the state, and the skills cited in the U.S. Department of Labor's Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) Reports.

Training & Requirements

Ready to Work is operated through Alabama's postsecondary institutions in cooperation with AIDT. Clients admitted to the program must be at least 16 years of age and be able to read at a 9th grade level. Essential requirements for successful completion includes:

  • 95% attendance and punctuality rate
  • Satisfactory achievement of work ethic, organizational skills, attitude and motivation.
  • Satisfactory achievement of problem solving skills, workplace behaviors, financial education, customer service, computer skills, job acquisition skills and operation skills.

Workkeys Certification

Successful completion results in the award of an Alabama Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). Completion requires attainment of a minimum WorkKeys Assessment Level 3 on Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.

AIDT Certification

Successful completion results in the award of a State of Alabama Certified Worker Certificate. Completion requires a score of at least 70 percent on the Alabama Certified Worker Examination.

Contact Us

The Ready to Work program is operated by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and AIDT. For additional information about the Ready to Work program at Bevill State Community College, please fill out our contact form or contact:

Danielle Miles
Fayette Campus
205.932.3221 ext. 5677

Developmental Education

The Developmental Education Program is designed to assist students whose placement exam scores indicate the need for a review in one or more academic areas prior to students proceeding into the prescribed course sequences leading to higher level academics. Diagnostic testing and individualized programs of study allow students to progress at rates appropriate for their individual circumstances. The learning environment allows for variety and flexibility in the presentation of course content and offers a gradual transition to the more traditional lecture-style classroom.

It is advised that students who place in one or more developmental courses take that course(s) in their first term of enrollment at the College. Students must meet with the developmental studies advisor before registering for classes for any term in which a developmental class is required. Students who place in one or more developmental courses are strongly encouraged to enroll in

PSY 107 Study Skills for College or BSS 090 Basic Study Skills, to provide further support and opportunities to develop the study skills necessary for academic success. Students who place in two or more developmental level courses may not enroll in more than 12 credit hours.