Adult Education

South Bay Consortium for Adult Education
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The South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE) is a coalition of five Adult Schools and two Community College Districts, working together with regional partners to promote upward social and economic mobility for adult learners in the central part of Santa Clara County.

Our members create pathways and seamless transitions for adult students in the following program areas:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL), Citizenship and Immigrant Integration
  • Adult Basic Education
  • High School Diploma, High School Equivalency, GED
  • Career Technical Education (CTE), Workforce Preparation, (bullet) Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship
  • Programs for Adults with Disabilities
  • Programs for Parents Supporting their Children’s K-12 Success
High School Diploma (HSD) & High School Equivalency (HSE)

If you did not graduate from high school, this is the program for you. Whether it is for college or career advancement, you can attain the units needed to earn a diploma.

Short-Term Career Education

The short-term Career Education (CE) certificates are a series of courses to help you find a new job or advance in your current one. Many short-term CE certificates also include industry-recognized certification.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The English as a Second Language courses help you learn to read, write, and speak in English and prepare to find a job or transition to higher education. Classes are offered at all levels of English.

Last Updated 12/11/23