Adult Education

The UAHT Adult Education Department assists adult students by providing services to those requesting educational and job skills. The Adult Education Department offers a wide range of services at times most convenient to students, free of charge. The main office is located on the U of A Hope campus at 2500 South Main. Please contact us for questions or assistance.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (ABE) provides basic skills instruction in reading, writing, and math to adult learners functioning below the ninth-grade level. Individual instruction is based on the students entry-level assessment scores and personal needs.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ACCESS PROGRAM (CCAP) is an instructional program in reading, writing, and math for students desiring to enter college but whose placement scores fall below the required college placement standards. This program was developed through a partnership with Arkansas Department of Higher Education and the Arkansas Adult Education Division. GED or high school graduates who come to UAHT and score at or below set entrance scores and require reading or math for their degree will be required to complete their reading and/or math remediation through the CCAP program. Students may co-enroll in college courses as long as there is no duplication of the courses.

COMPUTER LITERACY provides an introduction to the operation of the computer; basic computer terminology; and uses and applications, including a brief introduction to word processing, spreadsheets, and database management. It is an independent, self-paced study.

Our new distance learning program uses a Web-based program that allows students the flexibility and convenience of studying outside the traditional classroom setting. Online preparation of the GED test, computer basics and training, and many other courses are offered to students working online. All courses are free. Students may attend traditional classes while engaging in distance learning away from school.

ESL provides instruction in English-language skills including speaking, writing, listening, citizenship and reading for students whose first language is not English.

GENERAL ADULT EDUCATION (GAE) is instruction for adults functioning between 9th and 12th grade levels. The purpose of these classes is to assist individuals in improving their educational skills, preparing for the General Educational Development (GED) Tests, or preparing for postsecondary standardized entrance exams. The Arkansas GED Testing Program serves all Arkansans who are 16 years or older, not enrolled in or graduated from high school, and who meet other state requirements regarding residency and testing eligibility. The GED credential is based on four areas. The test covers Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. The GED test is designed to measure academic skills and knowledge in subjects that are learned during four years of high school. Before taking the GED test in Arkansas, students must take and pass the official GED Practice Test (GED Ready test) through an approved Adult Education Center or GED Testing Center. If you need additional instruction, you can enroll in an adult education program in or near your community.

NATIONAL CAREER READINESS CERTIFICATE (NCRC) an ACT based Career Readiness Certificate is a portable credential based upon the WorkKeys assessments that demonstrate to employers that an individual possesses basic workplace skills required for 21st-century jobs. Earning a NCRC will allow an individual to show prospective employers that he or she possesses the basic skills needed for success. Even if a job seeker has a high school diploma, GED or post-secondary degree, the Arkansas CRC further verifies that he can handle tasks such as reading instructions and directions, working with figures, and finding information tasks common in todays workplace.

WAGE is a FREE job readiness training program. Students can improve basic academic skills, as well as learn job skills that prepare them for entry-level jobs through the WAGE program. WAGE offers several certifications that can be earned to enhance a resume. Stackable certificates include WAGE I.


Adult Education Brochure


Name Position County Phone
Cheryl Bruce Paraprofessional Hempstead 870-722-8501
Rita Buyers Instructor (Evening) - GED Hempstead 870-722-8501
Patty Cochran Instructor - GED Miller 870-774-4414
Jasmine Hernandez Administrative Assistant Hempstead, Nevada 870-722-8501
Torie Johnson Administrative Assistant, GED Testing Coordinator Miller, Lafayette 870-774-4414
Sandra Jones Instructor - ESL Hempstead 870-722-8501
Jay Kirgis Instructor - CCAP/GED CRC Test Administrator Miller 870-774-4414
Kim May Instructor CCAP/GED Hempstead


Pamela Patterson Instructor (Evening) - GED Miller


Barbara Tozzano Administrative Assistant, GED Test Administrator Miller, Lafayette


Talitha Van Hook Instructor (Evening) - GED Nevada


Pam Warren Director Hempstead, Miller, Lafayette, Nevada