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Adult Education Programs at UA Cossatot

The Adult Education Department and the Continuing Education Services Department at the University of Arkansas - Cossatot Community College are committed to providing adult students with an opportunity to reach each of their educational and professional goals. The main aim of our adult education and continuing education programs is to instill in each student a dedication of "Learning for Life" no matter where they are - or where they plan to go - in their academic journey.

In order for prospective students to enroll in UAC’s Adult Education Program and specialized adult education classes, they shall meet the following conditions as outlined in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, Title II the “Adult Education and Family Literacy Act“ (AEFLA):

  • They will have attained at least 16 years of age
  • They should not be enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school
  • And they:
    • Lack sufficient mastery of basic educational skills that enable them to function effectively in society;
    • Do not have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent; or
    • Have a limited proficiency to speak, read, or write the English language.

The compulsory attendance law in Arkansas requires children to attend public school through their 17th year. This law allows 16- and 17-year-olds to enroll in adult education programs such as those offered by UA Cossatot under special circumstances detailed in the minor policies located in the UA Cossatot Adult Education Handbook linked below.

If you are interested in joining our adult education center courses, please explore each of the links listed in the “Adult Education Information” section below for more information. When you are ready to register for a program, please click the “Register Here” button at the bottom of this page.

For those seeking our continuing education programs such as continuing education in nursing, plumbing, or cosmetology, please visit our dedicated Continuing Education page.

At UA Cossatot, you can start here and go anywhere. 

Adult Education Information

Adult Education Programs

From strengthening reading, writing, or math skills to developing literacy in basic computer functions, finance, or health, the Adult Education Department is here to help you develop the skills you need to succeed.

Distance and Online Education

For motivated students who would like to study for their high school equivalency diploma (or “GED”) off campus, UA Cossatot offers online courses for adults through programs such as Essential Education.

Adult Education Learning Center Sites & Hours

UA Cossatot is happy to offer our selection of adult education classes at each of our main campuses in De Queen, Ashdown, and Nashville as well as other additional locations around Southwest Arkansas.

Adult Education Handbook

A PDF version of the UA Cossatot Adult Education Department Student Handbook will be coming soon. Learn more about the program’s eligibility requirements, attendance policies, GED information and much more. 

Adult Education Newsletters

Catch up on recent news, events, and success stories from the staff and students in UA Cossatot’s adult education programs.


The YouthBuild program is designed to provide valuable trade school training and education in the construction and welding industry to individuals aged 16 to 24 who do not have a high school diploma or their GED. Click the YouthBuild link above to learn more!

GED Transcript Request

If you need a copy of your GED transcript, please click on the the link below and complete the form.

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions about the adult education programs offered at UA Cossatot, please call 870-584-1114 and ask for Tammy Walker.


We are looking forward to receiving your application! Please click the “Register Here” button below to get started with your enrollment form. For help or more information, please call 870-584-1114.      

Register Here

Adult Education provides equal access to all programs and activities. The Adult Education programs at UA Cossatot are funded by the Department of Workforce Services, Adult Education Section.

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