• Adult Basic Education

  • The Coastal Bend College Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program provides instruction in reading, writing and mathematics to adults who are seeking to improve the basic skills necessary to function effectively in their personal and family lives, in the workplace, and in the community, and to improve literacy skills necessary for transitioning into the labor market or higher education. Classes are offered in basic skills, GED preparation and English Language Learning for non-native speakers. Instruction is provided through classes or Distance Learning (Internet based). A registration process must be completed before receiving services. 

    Basic skills classes are offered in 7 or 9 week sessions, four times a year. English Language Learning classes are offered throughout the year with open enrollment. Distance Learning is available all year through an Internet based program. Because demand for these services often exceeds the spaces we have available, we control enrollment by maintaining a "waiting list" for entry into the program. Our program receives funding from federal and state grant applications to provide FREE services, and services are based on the amount of funding received. Applications will be processed in the order received and based on the availability of services. Referrals from the Texas Workforce receive priority status. We reserve the right to refuse services based on eligibility according to grant requirements and for past "failure to comply" with program requirements to maintain eligibility. 


    Application Process for Basic Skills Improvement Services 

    • Adults age 18+ Submit application, schedule assessment and advising 
    • Minors age 16-17 Submit application, schedule appointment with director and parent/guardian, schedule assessment, schedule advising with parent/guardian 


    Application Process for English Language Services 

    • Adults age 18+ Submit application, complete assessment and advising 


    Basic Skills Class Dates 

    • March 26—May 24 submit application by March 9 
    • June 4—June 21 mini semester for returning students, based on funding   


    Office/Class Hours and Holidays 

    Office Hours       Daytime Class   Night Time Class 
    Monday - Friday 
    8:00 am-12:00 noon
    1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    8:30 am-12:00 noon 
    Tuesday & Thursday 
    6:30 pm-9:00 pm 

    CBC Adult Basic Education Center will be closed for the following holidays:
    Sept 2, 2013 Labor Day;  Nov 27-29, 2014 Thanksgiving; Dec 17-Jan 13,2014 Christmas & New Year; Jan 20, 2014 MLK Holiday; Mar 10-14, 2014 Spring Break; Apr 18-21, 2014 Spring Holiday; May 26, 2014 Memorial Day; and July 4, 2014 Independence Holiday

    Class Locations 

    Classes are offered at the following locations:  Beeville, Taft, Sinton, Mathis, Flour Bluff, Pleasanton and Ingleside. Hours vary at each location.   


    Coastal Bend College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.