Career and Academic Preparation

Career and Academic Preparation (CAP) (formerly Adult Basic Education or ABE) offers a variety of courses and programs designed to build skills in reading, writing, oral communication, critical thinking, technology, and mathematics so adults can transition to workforce training or academic transfer programs. Students are prepared to earn Adult High School 21+ Diploma or General Education Development (GED®) and/or increase English Language Skills. Basic Education for Adults programs provide students with an opportunity to build on prior experience as they build academic skills and establish supports needed to achieve their goals. On-going and pre- and post-CASAS assessment is required. Class fees are $25 per quarter.

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High School 21+ (HS 21+)

HS21+ is a competency-based high school diploma designed for adult learners (21 and older) who do not have a GED® or High School (HS) diploma.

HS 21+
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English Language Acquisition (ELA)

English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes are offered to limited English proficient students to develop communication skills, function effectively in jobs, pursue a higher degree, & participate as members of the community.

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Alternative Education Program (AEP)

The Alternative Education Program provides students an educational opportunity outside the traditional high school system.

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GED® preparation classes are designed for individuals who wish to prepare for the college entrance exam or for the four subject tests included on the General Educational Development (GED®) exam.

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Integrated Basic Education Skills (I-BEST)

I-BEST – Integrated Basic Education Skills pathway training programs are designed for students to improve their English language or basic skills while earning college-level certificates or two-year degrees.


Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of program, the students:

  • Demonstrate academic reading, math, and written and oral communication skills through the development of critical thinking and comprehension strategies.
  • Recognize themselves as learners and citizens capable of accomplishing their academic and professional goals and contributing to the larger community.
  • Engage in campus activities, utilize campus resources, and demonstrate the ability to transition to and navigate academic and professional environments.
  • Demonstrate an increase in computer literacy and proficiency in using technology for academic and professional purposes.
  • Use interpersonal skills and strategies in a multicultural context.


Randi Brott

Phone: (509) 758-1261

Clarkston Campus 1470 Bridge Street Clarkston, WA 99403

Clara Lopez

Phone: (509) 527-4646

Walla Walla Campus 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362

Rosaura Zaragoza

Phone: (509) 524-4808

Walla Walla Campus 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362