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Community Colleges

Illinois Central College

The Illinois Central College Adult Education program serves five counties as part of District 514. Classes are offered at three campuses and two off-campus locations. The program’s priority is to develop and establish a career pathway system that is inclusive of all eligible students and populations. This is accomplished by offering morning and evening classes in Adult Basic Education, GED, English as a Second Language, Bridge Programming, and Integrated Education and Training in Healthcare and Manufacturing.  Students also receive a 1-1 transition to post-secondary services. Registration information can be found at under the Academics tab or by calling the GED information line at (309) 694-5240.

Illinois Central College – Perkins

Students in career and technical education programs (programs that will result in an Associate in Applied Science Degree or Occupational Certificate) may be eligible for assistance through the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). Services are designed to assist students in non-traditional fields or students with overwhelming barriers and may include: required textbooks, uniforms, tools, or certification exam fees. Perkins cannot provide tuition assistance. More information can be found at or by calling (309) 690-6881.

Spoon River College

The Spoon River College Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL) Program continues to build and expand opportunities for adult education students to transition into college and the workforce. Beyond preparation for the high school equivalency exam or improving English language skills, the AEFL program is dedicated to building on the pathways created to assist students in obtaining or improving their employment options. The program focuses on helping students successfully enroll and complete their post-secondary education. Classes are available in Canton, Havana, Macomb, and Rushville. Enrollment is by appointment only. To register or for more information, call (309) 649-6278 or visit

Spoon River College – Perkins

Career and Technical Education Programs at Spoon River College lead to an Associate in Applied Science degree and a variety of certificates. These programs are designed to prepare students for the workplace upon completion of the course of study. The college continually reviews area and regional economic and employment conditions to ensure that the programs will not only successfully train students for their chosen career field, but that they will meet the needs of area employers. Classes are available in Canton, Havana, Macomb, Rushville, and online. For more information, visit their website at or by calling (309)-649-6294.

Heartland Community College

Heartland Community College’s Adult Education department provides classes to prepare participants for the High School Equivalency (HSE) exams (GED and HiSet) and English as a Second Language to develop career skills. Instruction takes place on the Heartland Community College’s campus in Normal, Pontiac, Lincoln, and at off-site locations, including Western Avenue Community Center and Mid-Central Community Action. Classes are offered each fall and spring for 20 weeks, with fall classes running mid-July through early December and spring classes running mid-January through early June. Classes are offered both in the daytime or evening. The program offers transition support to workplace and academic pursuits. If a student is interested in enrolling in this program, please visit or call (309) 268-8180.

Heartland Community College – Perkins

Students pursuing career programs leading to certificates or Associate in Applied Science Degrees may be eligible for assistance through the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, also known as Perkins V. Services may provide support to students who are in non-traditional fields or with barriers and may include support for items such as textbooks, tools, uniforms, or certification exam fees. More information can be found at or by calling (309) 268-8078.

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