What California Adult Education Provides
Adult Basic & Secondary Education — programs in elementary and secondary basic skills,
including programs leading to a high school diploma or high school equivalency.
English as a Second Language & Citizenship — programs for immigrants eligible for educational
services in citizenship, English as a second language, and workforce preparation.
Career Technical Education — a variety of career training programs that deliver customized
curriculum needed to meet the diverse training and development needs of businesses, promote
a skilled workforce with high growth and high wage employment potential, leading to industry
certifications or meeting the required prerequisites and foundations for advanced career
Workforce Preparation — programs for adults, including, but not limited to, older adults, that are
primarily related to entry or re-entry into the workforce.
Training to Support Child School Success — programs for adults, including, but not limited to,
older adults, that are primarily designed to develop knowledge and skills to assist
elementary and secondary school children to succeed academically in school.
Programs for Adults with Disabilities — programs for individuals with physical, cognitive,
mental, sensory, or other medical disabilities who may need special education assistance, or
who require a modified program.
Pre-Apprenticeship — programs offering training activities conducted in coordination with one
or more apprenticeship programs approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the
occupation and geographic area.