Adult Education

At Lawson State, our Adult Education Program is dedicated to empowering individuals like you with the tools needed to succeed in college or the workforce. We understand that every learner is unique, which is why our programs are designed to be flexible and tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Benefits of Choosing Lawson State's Adult Education Program?

  • Expert Instructors: Our dedicated instructors are experienced professionals who are committed to your success. They provide engaging instruction, personalized support, and valuable insights to help you excel in your studies.
  • Flexible Learning Options: We understand that life can be busy, which is why we offer flexible learning options to accommodate your schedule. Choose from a variety of class times, formats, and locations to fit your needs.
  • Student-Centered Approach: At Lawson State, you are our top priority. We are here to support you every step of the way, from enrollment to graduation and beyond. Our student-centered approach ensures that you receive the individualized attention and support you need to succeed.

One FREE college course can be earned by passing the GED test.

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Program Offerings

Ready to take the next step towards achieving your educational and career goals? Contact us today to learn more about our programs and how we can help you succeed.

Our comprehensive GED preparation courses are designed to help you achieve success on the GED exam. With expert instruction and personalized support, we'll guide you through the material and provide the resources you need to excel.

Explore our Career Pathways programs, where you can gain the skills and certifications needed for high-demand careers in fields such as healthcare, technology, construction, and more. Whether you're looking to start a new career or advance in your current one, we're here to support your journey.

Our ESL program is designed to help individuals develop their English language skills in practical, real-life contexts. Whether you're new to the English language or looking to improve your proficiency, our comprehensive ESL curriculum focuses on teaching English skills through a variety of engaging and relevant methods.

The Non-Traditional High School Diploma Option (HSDO) program, provides an alternative pathway to high school graduation for eligible individuals in Alabama. Offered through: Alabama Community College System in partnership with the Alabama State Department of Education.

The program provides two options:

Option 1 - Adults who attended an Alabama high school and earned enough credits to graduate, but did not pass the high school graduation exam.

Option 2 - Adults who earned 10 or more credits from an Alabama high school and requires additional credits for high school completion.

Students will earn a High School Diploma Upon Completion

The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT NCRC) is an assessment-based credential powered by ACT WorkKeys.  The NCRC is earned by completing three WorkKeys Assessments:

  • Applied Math
  • Workplace Documents
  • Graphic Literacy

The NCRC is accepted by more than 10,000 employers nationwide as a reliable way to verify individuals' work skills.

NCRC Award Levels

Alabama Career Essentials MAPS (ACE MAPS) is a FREE training course designed by the Alabama Community College System to provide eligible students with industry driven skills in career clusters that are in-demand in Alabama.

ACE MAPS graduates receive:

  • 1 free credit class at Lawson State Community College
  • 4 general education credits for those enrolling in LSCC credit-based programs
  • An Alabama Certified Workers credential
  • ACT WorkKeys certification
  • MAPS certificate of completion
  • Job placement assistance
  • Assistance with college enrollment for credit or non-credit programs
  • Access to scholarships for credit or non-credit programs

Contact Us

Bessemer Campus
1100 9th Avenue SW
Bessemer, AL 35022

Birmingham Campus
3060 Wilson Rd SW
Birmingham, AL 35221
Adult Ed Office