Adult Basic Skills

Clatsop Community College offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) instruction for students who wish to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills. Students attend these classes for a variety of reasons, to increase workplace skills and fulfill a desire to raise their personal educational level.

Our vision is to serve as an effective resource for the community that responds to the educational and career needs of our community. 

The mission of ABE department at CCC is to provide residents of Clatsop County with effective GED preparation, English language acquisition and basic skills learning opportunities. Our goal is to empower students to improve literacy skills, enter college and/or training, and acquire needed knowledge and skills to become successful learners, workers, family and community members.


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Who is eligible for ABE classes?
You must be at least 16 years old to attend ABE classes. If you are under 18 years of age, you must provide proper paperwork from your high school before attending classes.

If I have a high school diploma, can I still attend ABE classes?
Yes. If you need to refresh your basic reading, writing, and math skills, ABE classes may be right for you.

What is the cost for ABE classes?
ABE classes are free!

Are ABE classes considered college prep classes?
No. ABE classes are non-credit. Clatsop Community College offers credit classes to improve your reading, writing, and math skills for college level courses.

Where and when are ABE classes offered?
Clatsop Community College’s ABE classes are held at the main campus in Astoria, at the South County Center in Seaside, and at the high school in Clatskanie.

Fall, Winter, Spring Summer
Astoria Days Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Tue, Wed, Thu 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Astoria Evenings Mon, Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mon, Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clatskanie Mon, Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm None
Seaside Tue, Thu 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm Wed, Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

How can I get started with ABE classes?
Call 503-338-2347 to discuss starting ABE classes.

t is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to the Affirmative Action/Title IX Officer in Library 108 at 503-338-2450; TDD 503-338-2468. The Section 504 Coordinator is located in the Student Services Center 503-338-2474. For ADA and other accommodations call: 503-338-2474 TDD 503-338-2468

Last Updated: 
December 22, 2016, 3:04 pm
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