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Columbia Area Career Center
4203 South Providence Road
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: 573-214-3803
Fax: 573-214-3811

High School Equivalency

The Columbia Area Career Center’s Adult Learning Center will help you obtain your high school equivalency certificate. Whether you dream of a better job, going to college, buying a house, or giving your kids the best that life has to offer, this is the first step to making that happen. Our teachers and staff want you to be successful, they want you to follow your dreams, they want you to stand on the shoulders of giants.

Our classes are free and open to the public.

In our adult education and reading enrichment classes, you can improve on these:

  • Reading–read to understand and use the information to your benefit
  • Writing–sentences, punctuation, paragraphs, essays
  • Math–the basics, Algebra, Geometry, word problems, and fractions
  • Communication–effective ways to say what you mean, get what you want, and listen to others
  • Critical Thinking–taking information, thinking about it and forming an opinion or idea
  • Problem Solving–making good, reasonable choices that benefit not only you but also others
  • Life Skills–things you need to know to improve your life
  • HiSET Preparation–learn and practice for your diploma

High School Equivalency classes are available in the morning, afternoon and evening for all levels of students. To enroll, you must attend a 2-day *orientation on the following dates:

August 13 and 14
Family Impact Center: 8:30am-12pm, or 12:30pm-4pm
Columbia Area Career Center: 6-9pm

September 24 and 25
Family Impact Center: 8:30am-12pm, or 12:30pm-4pm
Columbia Area Career Center: 6-9pm

November 5 and 6
Family Impact Center: 8:30am-12pm, or 12:30pm-4pm
Columbia Area Career Center: 6-9pm

January 7 and 8, 2015
Family Impact Center: 8:30am-12pm, or 12:30pm-4pm
Columbia Area Career Center: 6-9pm

February 25 and 26, 2015
Family Impact Center: 8:30am-12pm, or 12:30pm-4pm
Columbia Area Career Center: 6-9pm

April 8 and 9, 2015
Family Impact Center: 8:30am-12pm, or 12:30pm-4pm
Columbia Area Career Center: 6-9pm

May 20 and 21, 2015
Family Impact Center: 8:30am-12pm, or 12:30pm-4pm
Columbia Area Career Center: 6-9pm

*If you plan to attend class in Mexico or Fayette, please call for orientation information.

If you have any questions about the program, you can contact us directly by phone, 573.214.3690 or email, ALCinfo@cpsk12.org.

  • Columbia Area Career Center is accredited as a postsecondary  institution by the Council on Occupational Education. Columbia Area Career Center | 4203 S. Providence Road | Columbia, MO 65203 | Phone 573.214.3800 | Fax 573.214.3801 Columbia Area Career Center is accredited as a postsecondary institution by the Council on Occupational Education.
  • The Columbia Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or use of leave protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act, in its programs, activities, or with regard to employment. The Columbia Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer.

    Columbia Area Career Center is committed to providing equal access educational opportunities for students with disabilities covered under The Americas with Disabilities Act. The objectives are to ensure that students with disabilities function adequately and without discrimination in all aspects of the educational experience. Accessible facilities are available at all training locations. Students with documented disabilities who would like to inquire about the availability of reasonable academic and/or other program related accommodations should contact the Section 504 Liaison, 214-3800 ext. 29401