Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEFL)

IECC AEFL offers curriculum and instruction that are aligned with the current high school standards and career-and-college-readiness expectations.  Adult Secondary Education courses are designed to prepare students for the GED® exam and prepare students for college and/or the workforce.

Courses Offered:

  • Adult Basic Education  ABE courses provide the basic skills of reading, math, language arts, science, and social studies.  These classes may provide a pre-high school equivalency for students working toward the GED® exam.  Classes include Government and Law, Basic Developmental Reading, Pre-GED Skills, and more.  
  • Adult Secondary Education  Courses are designed to prepare students for the GED® exam. Online classes are available to eligible students.
  • English Language Acquisition or English as a Second Language  These courses help non-native speakers learn the English language.  Classes teach reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension.
  • Transition and JobSkills  These courses are designed to equip students with the necessary skills for a smooth transition into the college classroom or the workforce. 

Enrollment Requirements:

  • Individuals enrolling in the program must be 16 years of age or older
  • Individuals under the age of 18 must provide formal separation documentation from the public school system
  • All individuals enrolling in the program must complete the required assessments for class placement, advisement, and/or referrals
  • For more information, please contact the college listed below that serves your geographical area

Classes are typically offered every eight weeks.  Classes and supportive services are offered at no cost to students.

Services Offered:

  • ADA Services
  • Advisement and Assessment
  • Individualized lesson plans
  • One-on-one tutoring

Students may be eligible to receive FREE GED® practice test vouchers and/or FREE GED® test vouchers pending funding and eligibility requirements determined by each college.  Students earning their State of Illinois High School Diploma (formerly Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate) through IECC may be eligible to receive an IECC college scholarship.


Community and Service Partners:


FCC Adult Education Brochure [PDF]

Click here to pre-enroll or if you would like to receive more information about IECC's Adult Education Program.


AEFL Program Contacts:

Rodney Ranes, Program Director of Adult Education
(618) 842-3711 ext. 4312

Angelique Maguire, Director of Adult Education
(618) 842-3711 ext. 4316
FCC offers off-site classes at Albion, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Flora, Newton, and Lawrenceville.

Shani Quarton, Adult Education Office Assistant
(618) 847-9157 ext. 4313


All services are based on funding and individual college guidelines.