• APPRENTICESHIPS: 

    Three programs:  Electrical Apprenticeship, Residential Construction Apprenticeship Program (RCAP) and Plumbing Apprenticeship Program.

    BASIC SKILLS:

    Classes to help adults improve their basic skills in reading and math. 

     

    CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA):

    Four week instruction with certificate upon completion.  This class includes: CNA test preparation, books, classroom/lab instruction, clinicals, and a state certification exam.  Interviews with potential employers will be available at the conclusion of the course. 

     

    PHLEBOTOMY:

    This four-week class will provide instruction for blood draw and lab knowledge and skills. The course includes books, scrubs, classroom/lab instruction, and a state certification exam. Clinicals will be held on-site.

     

    CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR):

    This is a two-day class that will provide Heartcode BLS certification through the American Heart Association.

     

    CAREER PATHWAYS:

    This course focuses on soft skills, resume writing, mock interviews, financial and digital literacy, and employability skills.  

     

    EDUCATIONAL PARAPROFESSIONAL:

    Six-week course in collaboration with the Fort Smith Public Schools will provide preparation for the ETS Praxis exam with instruction in Reading for Information, Writing for the Workplace, and Applied Mathematics. This course includes job shadowing within the school district for hands-on experience.

     

    COMPUTER LITERACY:

    There are four course options to establish or enhance your computer skills: Fundamentals, Advanced Computers, Google Certification, and Microsoft. We also offer lessons through Northstar Digital Literacy for an opportunity to gain skills certificates in areas such as basic computer usage, typing, fundamental information technology, and more!

     

    DISTANCE EDUCATION:

    This course allows students additional studying opportunities.  Before enrolling, students must take twelve (12) hours of classes at the Center.  

     

    ENGLISH AS A LEARNED LANGUAGE (ELL):

    Classes in English as a Learned Language are designed for persons over the age of 18 whose native language is not English.  

     

    FAMILY LITERACY:

    A parent engagement program for families with children in Pre-K through 5th grade that assists parents with ELL, communication skills, health and financial literacy, U.S. Citizenship, community resources and more!

     

    GED PROGRAM: 

    Test in four (4) areas:  Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Math.  Official GED testing costs $4.00 per test; ask about vouchers when scheduling the test(s)!  An Express program is available for those who qualify!  

     

    U.S. CITIZENSHIP:

    Civics class to help you prepare for the Citizenship and Naturalization processes. 

     

    WORKFORCE ALLIANCE FOR GROWTH IN THE ECONOMY (WAGE):

    This course helps students with obtaining or retaining a job, job searching, interview skills, building a resume, and exploring career options. 

    • The mission of the Fort Smith Adult Education Center (FSAEC) is to prepare students to successfully transition to higher education, career-readiness, and the workforce.  
    • For more information about specific programs, call (479) 785-1232.
    • Scholarship opportunities available, contact the SNAP Case Manager and/or TANF Career Coach.