Community Technical and Adult Education
is the beginning. The beginning of the rest of your life...
Established in 1974, Community Technical and Adult Education
gives the opportunity for people to improve themselves and their
chances of earning a living through continued education. Learning
is a life-long process: The Center offers a variety of educational
services for students of any age and at any stage of their lives.
Community Technical and Adult Education is committed to offering
courses customized to training for business and industry so you
can keep up with ever-expanding technologies and the need to
compete in a global market place. Community Technical and Adult
Education is the sole provider of the General Education Diploma
(GED) and the adult High School Diploma in Marion County. Course
offerings also include a variety of literacy programs for basic,
workplace and family literacy. With classes in arts, cooking,
crafts, dance, health, fitness, fire rescue, real estate, languages,
investments, business, computers, recreation and safety, there
is something for you!
Whether seeking an opportunity to further your career or to
enlighten your life, the Center provides quality services, programs,
training and instruction to meet both your and your employer's
needs. Since its opening, Community Technical and Adult Education
has served over 15,000 students through varied programs and services,
including additional learning sites located throughout Marion
Community Technical and Adult Education provides the resources
and knowledge to enhance your life, a life in which knowledge
is a powerful thing.
CHANGES TO THE ABE/GED AND ESOL PROGRAMS
As of July 1, 2011, the state of Florida has mandated changes to the ABE/GED and ESOL programs that will require students to make a monetary investment towards their education. Community Technical & Adult Education's ABE/GED and ESOL program classes will require Florida residents to pay $45 per semester tuition fee and a one-time $10 registration fee*. Non-residents will have to pay a higher semester tuition fee. In addition to the tuition fee, some classes have undergone curriculum and schedule modifications to improve the effectiveness of instruction. All new students to each program will continue to attend orientations prior to the start of a session. To view the details regarding changes to the ABE/GED program, please click here. To view the details regarding changes to the ESOL program, please click here.