Adult Education and Literacy


The Adult Education and Literacy Program at Odessa College offers an array of free courses focusing primarily on career advancement, language learning, and life skills. While we frequently add and adjust our catalog of classes to meet the educational needs of our community, we have two primary programs of focus: English as a Second Language (ESL) and High School Equivalency (HSE/GED) preparation.

Whether your goal is to improve your language ability, earn your HSE, further your career, or jump start your education, we are here to provide you with what you need to succeed.

Class/Program Information

  • All courses are free of charge
  • Study material and interactive course material provided for use in the virtual classroom
  • Classes meet during convenient daytime, afternoon, and evening hours at several locations, including Andrews, Kermit, Odessa and Pecos with more location being added soon
  • Career Navigator works with students to identify and plan individual career plans

Begin your registration here:

Click Here to Register for AEL courses at Odessa College (Links to OneFlow)

Click to see a step by step document or join us for an information session listed on the interactive calendar below 

GED preparation courses:

Once you have registered for GED/HSE classes, you will take a baseline assessment. This will help both you and us know where you stand in the four GED/HSE subject areas: Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. From there, we will place you in the classes that you need to succeed and our instructors, tutors, and career navigator will work with you to achieve your Educational goal.

Additional Course Information

  • Fast and Focused I: GED Preparation course in 30 Days (19 – 99 year-old students; TABE Score specific)
  • Fast and Focused II: GED Preparation course in 90 Days (16, 17, and 18 year-old students)
  • Fast and Focused III: GED Preparation course in 8-weeks (19 – 99 year-old students; TABE non-specific)
  • Basic Skills Enhancement
  • Work Readiness/Workforce Preparation (Aztec)

If you think you are ready to take the GED now, you can! Create an account and register to take the exam at


English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes:

Do you want to improve your English? Once you have registered with our ESL program, we will help you identify your level before placing you in a class with other language learners. Our goal is to create a community within each of our classes that makes learning English exciting and fun.


Distance Learning

Distance Learning (DL) courses are designed for people with scheduling problems and busy lifestyles. Instead of attending face-to-face courses, students use the Adult Education and Literacy's DL system to work independently. There are no limits to the total number of courses that can be taken. The courses are module designed for an easy learning platform and GED/HSE completion. Students have the same rights, privileges and obligations as remote/virtual learning students. Distance Learning courses have the same academic demands and rigor as face-to-face courses with assignment deadlines and scheduled time periods for progress testing and GED testing. If you like to work on your own or you want to get through your courses quickly, DL is for you.


Current Offerings by Locations:

  • Odessa: GED and ESL
  • Kermit: GED
  • Andrews: GED and ESL
  • Pecos: GED and ESL

GED Tutoring

GED Tutoring available (contact the office for specific day and hours).

Opportunities to attend and earn college credits are available through Integrated Educational Trainings (IET). A Career Navigator and AEL Instructors will help guide you through this process

AEL/TWC Pandemic Updates for Students

Click HERE for updated news and resources about the AEL Program Provider- Texas Workforce Commission (TWC):


Contact the Adult Basic Education office at (432) 335-6380 for additional information.


Call: (432) 335-6380
Email: TLCInfo
Office: 201 W. University - Wrangler Student Express in Saulsbury Student Center - Odessa, TX 79764

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