• 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 joint venture with ATU-Ozark and the Fort Smith Adult Education Center includes: CNA test preparation, books, classroom/lab instruction and certification exam.  The cost is $800 and financial assistance will be provided if requirements are met.  Interviews with potential employers will be available at the conclusion of the course. 

    COLLEGE AND CAREER COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    This course focuses on college planning, job seeking, resume writing, and employability skills.  

    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 SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL):

    Classes in English as a Second 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 assist parents with ESL, 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 test(s)!  An Express program is available for those who qualify!  

    U.S. CITIZENSHIP:

    Civics class to help you prepare for 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.