Adult Education

Mission Statement: Classes, resources, and support for students who never completed high school, have attended or are currently attending an Adult School, and those who are interested in English as a Second Language classes.

Are You Ready to Take the Next Step in Your Education at Fresno City College? 

Programs Offered

Learn English as a Second Language

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The English for Multi Lingual Students (EMLS) department offers classes and services for students whose first language is NOT English. Classes are offered in BOTH a tuition-free, non-credit format, and in a credit format. The department offers a sequence of courses that can help you improve your English to get a better job, help your children in school, and work towards your degree or certificate goals. The advanced EMLS course will prepare you for English 1A, as well as other content area classes.

Course options include:

  • Reading and Writing
  • Pronunciation
  • Listening and Speaking
  • Grammar

Reading and Writing courses are available for students at different levels.

It is highly advised that students interested in these courses complete an Application/Orientation Session with a counselor. Please see below for more information.

Students are advised to contact the Assessment Center to sign up for the placement test. This information and assistance from a counselor will help you select the most appropriate course level.

Assessment Center

High School Equivalency Preparation

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Tuition free High School Equivalency Preparation Classes (HiSET) are for students who want to get their credential. The HiSET credential is equivalent to a high school diploma in California. The HiSET credential may qualify you for Financial Aid and help you get on track for college and careers.

The class reviews the five examination content areas:

  • Language Arts- Reading
  • Language Arts- Writing
  • Social Science
  • Mathematics
  • Science

This course is self-paced. Instructors will assess individual skill levels to help the student focus on tutoring weaknesses into strengths.

It is highly advised that students interested in these courses complete an Application/Orientation Session with a counselor. Please see below for more information.

Job Skills Training Programs

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Fresno City College offers a variety of for-credit and non-credit courses in workforce preparation. Student in these courses will have the opportunity to build skills necessary for job-specific technical training.

Visit Career Technical Education for further information regarding programs such as:

Business 

  • Clerical Training
  • Microsoft Office
  • Medical Office Professional 

Career & Technology Center 

  • Automotive Collision Repair
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Warehouse Technician 

 

 

First time Students not enrolled in an Adult School

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For any first time, non-ESL adult student not enrolled in an Adult School. 

Information about and assistance with:

  • Fresno City College Transfer programs, Associate Degrees, and short-term Certifications
  • Costs and Financial Aid resources
  • Steps to enrolling, including the admissions application, orientation, advising, and registration

For assistance, contact:

Lisa Vincent
Outreach Specialist
Fresno City College
(559) 443-8508
Lisa.vincent@fresnocitycollege.edu

Students who are Currently Enrolled in an Adult School

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For students enrolled in an Adult School CTE, H.S. Diploma, GED or HiSet program.

Information about and assistance with:

  • Fresno City College Transfer programs, Associate Degrees, and short-term Certifications
  • Costs and Financial Aid resources
  • Steps to enrolling, including the admissions application, orientation, advising, and registration

For assistance, contact:

Lisa Vincent
Outreach Specialist
Fresno City College
(559) 443-8508
Lisa.vincent@fresnocitycollege.edu

Services

  • Pathways from Adult Schools to Fresno City College

  • English Classes for Multilingual Students 

  • HiSET Preparatory Classes

  • Connect Students to Resources: Help students get connected to resources on campus and in the community for both personal and academic assistance.

  • Student Educational Plans: Develop educational plans to help students stay on track for completing coursework for desired major.

 

Application/Orientation Sessions

All students who are considering taking EMLS or HiSET prep courses are encouraged to attend an Application/Orientation session.

Students will have the opportunity to speak to counselors and receive assistance in completing their FCC application. Student will also be given an opportunity to receive information about courses and schedules during the sessions. 

Please see below for our dates and times. If none of the dates and times work for you, please contact any of the counselors to schedule an appointment.

EMLS & HiSET Interest Survey

Take the EMLS & HiSET interest survey to receive the Zoom meeting links to the Application/Orientation Sessions: EMLS & HiSET Interest Survey

EMLS Application/Orientation Sessions

Date Time Location
October 29, 2020 4:00pm-5:30pm Zoom - Take the EMLS & HiSET Interest Survey to receive meeting link
November 4, 2020 1:00pm-2:30pm Zoom - Take the EMLS & HiSET Interest Survey to receive meeting link
November 12, 2020 10:30am-12:00pm Zoom - Take the EMLS & HiSET Interest Survey to receive meeting link
November 20, 2020 11:00am-12:30pm Zoom - Take the EMLS & HiSET Interest Survey to receive meeting link
November 23, 2020 4:00pm-5:30pm Zoom - Take the EMLS & HiSET Interest Survey to receive meeting link

HiSET Application/Orientation Session

Date Time Location
October 30, 2020 10:30am-12:00pm Zoom - Take the EMLS & HiSET Interest Survey to receive meeting link
November 3, 2020 4:00pm-5:30pm Zoom - Take the EMLS & HiSET Interest Survey to receive meeting link
November 9, 2020 1:00pm-2:30pm Zoom - Take the EMLS & HiSET Interest Survey to receive meeting link
November 18, 2020 4:00pm-5:30pm Zoom - Take the EMLS & HiSET Interest Survey to receive meeting link
November 24, 2020 11:00am-12:30pm Zoom - Take the EMLS & HiSET Interest Survey to receive meeting link

Hours and Location

Office Hours vary. Please contact a counselor directly to schedule an appointment. 

Location:
HS-158 (Health Sciences #29) 
Campus Map

Fresno City College
Attn: Eric Morin
1101 E University Avenue
Fresno, CA 93741

Contact Our Counselors: 

Eric Morin
Phone: (559) 244-2608  

Crystal Lee 
Phone: (559) 244-2609 

Araxy Markarian
Phone: (559) 244-2610