Creating new opportunities through education.

We help adults discover pathways to a better future by helping them get their high school equivalency (GED), gain skills in the English language, or transition into college. This program equips individuals in attaining employment, advancing their careers and increasing their wages while providing employers with a skilled workforce in Central Texas.

AEL Programs

Adult Education and Literacy is a partnership of programs focusing on providing students with basic skills necessary to compete in the labor market.  Workforce Solutions of Central Texas offers HSE (formerly known as GED) preparation, Remedial Development, and English as a Second Language classes at no cost to students. The purpose is to help students acquire the skills needed to succeed in the workforce, earn a high school equivalency, or enter college or career training.

The AEL Program assists learners to:

– Obtain employment and/or enhance their current employment
– Achieve a high school equivalency diploma
– Obtain the necessary skills to enter post-secondary education and training
– Exit public assistance programs and become self-sufficient
– Learn to speak and write the English language
– Master basic academic skills to succeed in school

Program Information

  • All classes are free of charge
  • Books and materials are provided for use in the classroom
  • Most classes meet for three hours per session, two days per week.
  • Choose between morning and afternoon sessions to accommodate your work and family needs.
  • Classes are held at multiple Workforce Center locations in the Central Texas area
  • Instructors work individually with students to identify and plan their learning goals

High School equivalency

Please call 254-526-1120 to enroll in (HSE/GED) High School Equivalency online classes.*


Once enrollment is verified, your teacher will contact you with login information for learning management systems (Google Classroom, Blackboard, Zoom, etc).

*If you need to take a TABE assessment before enrolling, you will be added to a list of new enrollees to test when we return (Date TBD).

The High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation program (formerly known as GED) can help you earn the knowledge and skills needed to successfully take any of the three HSE exams.

Classes are offered year-round at various locations throughout the Central Texas area. You will work directly with an instructor who will make sure you are adequately prepared to pass the HSE test.

Our Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program serves adults who are at least 16 years old and/or are beyond the compulsory school attendance age, and meet any of the following criteria:

  • Function below the high school level
  • Lack a high school credential

Students must first attend an orientation to begin classes. They must also meet minimum time requirements.

Students need the following items to enroll:

  • Photo ID – Required
  • Social Security card – Requested

Fall & Spring Semesters
Tuesday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To sign up:
Visit: 313 North Main St., Rockdale TX
Call: 512-446-6440 ext. 7011

Fall & Spring Semesters
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To sign up:
Visit: Central Texas College, Adult Education
Building 139, Room 180
Call: 254-526-1120

Although classes are not offered at all Workforce Center locations, there are additional options (including online learning) available through our partners and other community organizations.

Click HERE to find a program near you.

English as a second language

ESL classes are currently postponed until further notice.

ESL for Adults enables students who are not native English-speakers to improve their English communication skills with help from instructors. Classes focus on language skills, depending on each student’s English abilities, interests and needs.


The ESL program focuses on conversational English, grammar, reading, listening, comprehension, writing, and vocabulary. ESL students enjoy small class sizes and a personalized approach to learning. This program is not only an opportunity for language learning but also for cultural exchange and understanding.

Our Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program serves adults who are at least 16 years old and are unable to speak, read or write in English

Students need the following items to enroll:

  • Photo ID – Required
  • Social Security card – Requested

To sign up:
Visit: Central Texas College, Adult Education
Building 139, Room 180
Call: 254-526-1120

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions

Everyone is different. Student success is usually determined by the amount of time a person is able to commit to study for the GED. You may be ready for some sections of the test, but need to work longer on other sections.

You may take a practice exam at any time to determine your readiness for the official exam.

After you complete the orientation, you may attend classes any time they are held, depending on the site schedule and regulations.

Let your instructor know if you won’t be able to attend classes. They may be able to give you work you can complete while you are out so that you can keep focused on preparing for the HSE (GED). An extended absence will require approval.


At Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, we can help you every step of the way to achieve your goals. Join thousands of Central Texans and own the future of your career or business.


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