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The Adult Education program provides free adult education and literacy services to students seeking to improve their academic and life skills.  Instructional methods are based on individual student's needs and may include one-on-one tutoring, group instruction, and computer-based instructional programs.  Day and evening classes are provided in a variety of locations.  Adult Education services include:                                                                                                                                                                       

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  • Academic Assessment 

  • Adult Basic Education

  • College Preparation

  • ESL

  • GED Preparation

  • Workkeys/Career Readiness Certificate

To enroll in Adult Education, participants must be 17 years of age or older and:


  • have not earned a high school diploma or GED, or

  • have a high school diploma or GED and need review for post-secondary study, or

  • cannot speak, read, or write the English language.

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The GED test certifies the equivalent of high-school level academic skills.  The GED certificate is the most widely accepted high school equivalency credential and offers many benefits.  These include increased wages, entry into post-secondary education, promotional opportunities, and increased self-esteem.

Most who take the GED test benefit from academic review, which is provided at all LBW Community College Adult Education sites free of charge.  Persons interested in taking the GED should contact an adult education site where the instructor will assist them in their preparation for the test and refer them to the appropriate test center.

FREE Adult Education classes are held at the following locations:


Janette Carroll

(334) 881-2267


Ronald Shanks

(334) 382-2133 ext.3300


Mary Mitchell, GED 

(334) 335-2187

Jackie Sport, GED & ESL 

(334) 335-2187


Diann McCurley 

(334) 493-5310



LBW Community College administers the GED test on the MacArthur campus in Opp in building F, room F4.  The test is administered by Ms. Wendy Johnson.  Ms. Johnson can be reached at 334-493-5333 or  Persons eligible to take the test must register in advance online at  The cost of the test is $120, or $30 for each of the four sections.  Adult Education students who perform well academically may be eligible for financial assistance in paying for the test.  For more information about this assistance, please contact one of the Adult Education instructors listed above.





Alabama's Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is an assessment-based credential that provides employers and career seekers a uniform measure of key workplace skills, assuring employers that a job applicant has the basic skills they seek.  The Career Readiness Certificate is a credential that can be utilized by both employers and job seekers throughout the nation.  For more information, contact Ms. Gail Jones at (334) 493-5352 or

Areas of Certification:

  • Applied Mathematics 

  • Locating Information

  • Reading for Information

Levels of Certification:

  • Bronze Level - Basic academic skills for approximately 30% of jobs

  • Silver Level - Basic academic skills for approximately 65% of jobs

  • Gold Level - Basic academic skills for approximately 90% of jobs

  • Platinum Level - Basic academic skills for approximately 99% of jobs 





Do you or someone you know need to learn the English language?  LBWCC's Adult Education program provides English language training to students from around the world.  English as a Second Language classes are taught at LBWCC's Luverne Center located at 886 Glenwood Road in Luverne.  For more information, contact Ms. Jackie Sport at (334) 335-2187 or

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Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.