Adult Basic Skills

If you need to build a foundation of skill and knowledge to reach your goals, LBCC can help. For example, if you’re studying for the GED®, we can help you prepare with classes in language arts, math, science, and social studies.

Want to develop your skills in reading, writing, computer literacy, communication, and math? Aiming to take college courses later? Take a look at our Adult Basic Education (ABE) program.

Meanwhile, our ELA program is designed to help permanent US residents gain the language proficiency they need to succeed in school or work.

Questions? Check out our FAQ:

How do I get started?
The first step to joining any Adult Basic Skills Department classes is to complete our online orientation. You can start orientation any time.
Can I take classes online?
Yes, we are currently offering both virtual and in-person classes.
When and where are classes offered?
Virtual classes meet at specific days and times on Zoom. In-person classes are typically offered at the main campus (Albany), Lebanon Center, Benton Center, and the DHS building in Corvallis on Research Way. We have daytime, evening and some Saturday options. Not all classes are offered every term.
Can I start at any time?
While most classes start at the beginning of a new term, some classes are open enrollment. Usually we can get you started at any point in the term. We will help you prepare to register for the classes you want at the start of the next term.
What is a CASAS test?
Students in any ABS classes will take a CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems) test when they enter the program and then usually once a term to monitor progress. This test shows your level and helps us get you into the right class. Taking the CASAS is a requirement and you are able to schedule the test either in person or virtually at your convenience.


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