Adult Education

Adult Education, part of the Adult and Career Technical Education Division, is dedicated to providing non-credit academic classes for community members so they can build a strong future for themselves and their families.


The Morton College Adult Education Department offers FREE and low-cost classes for high school completion (in both English and Spanish) and English for non-native speakers. Our next session of classes begins in July 2022.

Preparation Classes for the High School Equivalency Certificate (HSEC) Tests

Designed for students who want to prepare for a high school equivalency exam (GED, TASC or HiSet). Classes are offered in English and Spanish. For more information, download the ABE/HSEC Brochure (PDF).

ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes

These classes assist non-native English speakers who want to improve their English skills for community involvement, including their jobs, personnel at their children’s school, medical staff and other first responders, etc. For more information, download the ELA Brochure in English (PDF) or the descargar ELA Brochure en Español (PDF).

Project CARE (Community Adult Reading Experience)

Project CARE is an adult volunteer literacy program that uses trained volunteers to tutor other adults with reading, writing, math or learning English (ESL). This project is made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds designated for literacy. For more information, download the Project CARE brochure (PDF).

NEXT STEP Transition Programs

These programs offer ESL and HSEC students the opportunity to learn about and prepare for college and/or a career, while enrolled in their adult education classes.