Adult Education

Program Director/Program Coordinator
Name Lorraine Holifield
Title Program Coordinator
Program Area Adult Education
Phone 409-933-8294


Your Pathway

Adult Education(GED and ESL)

Through a partnership with College of the Mainland (COM), students can take classes for high school equivalency prep and English as a second language (ESL) right here at Galveston College.  Adult education courses prepare students for college and careers through different types of programs.

Whether you’re here to get a better job, earn more money at work, learn English, go to college, or finish your high school diploma, Adult Education is here to make it possible. Adult Education is committed to student success. All of our programs increase the opportunities and prosperity of the diverse community we serve.

High School Equivalency (GED)

High school equivalency classes develop the reading, writing and math skills needed to pass a Texas high school equivalency exam. These classes are also a great place to improve skills to move into a workforce training program at Galveston College.

These eight-week classes begin five times a year, tuition is free and there are no textbooks or other purchases required. Morning or evening classes are offered at several locations. Students who complete their high school equivalency test receive a diploma and can participate in the COM graduation ceremony.

English as a Second Language

English as a second language classes help students improve their everyday English, get ready to attend college or learn new job skills. Classes cover reading, writing, listening and speaking the English language. There is no minimum skill level required. Courses are eight weeks long and meet at many locations. The tuition is free and no books or purchases are needed.

How to Get Started

New students must attend a registration session where they take a test to determine their current level. Although students will register for classes through the COM website, classes are held right here on Galveston Island. For more information or to sign up for the mailing list listing future sessions, call 409-933-8294. Call today to get started!