Explore how PCC's Adult Basic Education for College & Career (ABECC) program can help you improve your reading, writing, and math skills, earn a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma, improve your English language skills, and more!

New students can register for free ABECC classes at one of our three conveniently located Learning Centers.

Adult Basic Education for College & Career (ABECC) Programs

Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education

This program is geared to entry-level study and teaches basic reading, math and language skills.

IBEST Programs

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (IBEST):  Prepare for your GED® while pursuing a career/technical certificate.  These classes support you so that you reach two goals at once: prepare for the GED® test and complete a College certificate that can lead to a living wage and career advancement.

Math Bridge Classes

Our 7-week intensive math class  is just what you need of you are preparing to pass the GED math test. Free test preparation materials and test fee scholarships are available.  College and career advising are also included in the class along with activities help you get familiar with College facilities and resources.

English Language

English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA)

Are you new to English and want to improve your language skills, You will be with other students also developing their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills from beginning to advanced levels. Learn and meet new friends.

High School Equivalency

High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation

Prepare to take the GED® test  through the right preparation in reading, writing, social studies, science and math classes. High School Equivalency (HSE) classes are also offered online with some in-person instruction required.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Testing

PCC administers the GED® test on a regular basis.

Other Programs

Refugee Education Program

If you have entered the United States on a legal refugee status, the Refugee Education Program (REP) offers you an English-language learning program. Instruction is designed for students from the lowest literacy levels through college entrance levels. Courses focus on practical English skills that help you function independently on the job and in daily living. Instructors are certified in Adult Education by the State of Arizona.

Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship

PCC provides educational support for individuals seeking United States citizenship, offering classes in civic engagement, history and government.

To Register for A Class

  1. Select your course
  2. Provide full name, physical address, phone number, email, DOB
  3. Pay and receive confirmation of enrollment

It's that easy to be on the path to learning what you want, when you want! Placement exams are rarely required. No residency requirements.

Move Ahead with Adult Ed logo

The credential you earn from Pima stacks up toward advanced certifications and degrees at Pima. Through our Prior Learning Assessment program, you can earn up to a semester’s worth of college credit, depending on your course of study at Pima. And if you already have an industry credential, it can convert into even more college credit at Pima.

Online Noncredit Courses and Degree Options

Personal Interest Short Courses

Partnering with Education to Go offers the opportunity for you to attend convenient and affordable ways to learn about hundreds of topics. 96% of our learners register for additional noncredit classes after attending one of our courses!

We offer:

  • Instructor facilitation or (many self-paced if you prefer)
  • Online discussion areas
  • 6 Weeks of instruction

Ready to explore more? Check out our options to prepare for tests like:

  • High school credit recovery

Learn more and register today.

Career Education

In partnership with ed2go, we offer online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.

Our programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective web-based learning programs. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

Degrees & Certificates

Pima's credit degrees and certificates will prepare you for a rewarding career—whether you're looking to start a career, want to upgrade your skills in your current career, or are planning to transfer to a university to complete your bachelor's degree.

Visit our Degrees & Certificates page to learn more about what Pima offers for you.

Audit Credit Courses

Most courses are available for students interested in learning without earning credits. Noncredit registration in our credit classes begins three weeks prior to the first day of class.

Step 1: Search our credit schedule of classes.
Step 2: Select your section and call us at 520-206-4737 to complete your registration.

Course Refunds

To learn more about Pima Continuing Education refund policy, visit our Information & Services page.