OTC Offers Free Adult Education Classes in Bolivar, Buffalo, Marshfield and Reeds Spring

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Ozarks Technical Community College is accepting enrollment for its free Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) classes held in Bolivar, Buffalo, Marshfield and Reeds Spring. The classes provide individualized learning programs for adults who want to prepare for the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam, learn English as a second language or improve their reading, math and writing skills.
To be considered for the program, participants must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in high school. Due to limited seating, early enrollment is encouraged.
Enrollment dates and class times are listed below:
Bolivar: Enrollment opens Aug. 22 –– Regular monthly enrollment occurs the first and third Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Bolivar classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at First Christian Church, located at 407 W. Broadway St. Bolivar, Mo., 65613. Call 417-447-8860 or 417-955-1944 for more information.
Buffalo: Enrollment opens Aug. 15 –– Buffalo classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m. in the basement of the Buffalo United Methodist Church, located at 205 South Pine, Buffalo, Mo., 65622. Call 417-447-8860 or OACAC at 417-345-7964 for more information.
Marshfield: Enrollment opens Aug. 22 –– Regular monthly enrollment occurs the first and third Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. Marshfield classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the old Marshfield Junior High Library, located at 114 E. Commercial, Marshfield, Mo., 65706. Call 417-447-8860 or 417-859-4642 for more information.
Reeds Spring: Enrollment opens Aug. 22 –– Regular monthly enrollment occurs the first Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. Reeds Spring classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-8:30 p.m. in Room D116 of the Reeds Spring High School, located at 20277 State Highway 413, Reeds Spring, Mo., 65737. Call 417-447-8860 or 417-739-1130 for more information.
“Our AEL program is a great option for individuals who are looking to take that first step toward a better life and more rewarding career,” said Ramona George, college director. “Our individualized classes are free and accessible to students across southwest Missouri.”
Established in 1991, OTC’s Adult Education and Literacy program serves more than 1,000 students on an annual basis. The program’s mission is to provide specialized instruction for students who wish to build or refresh the basic academic skills necessary for success. In coordination with local school districts and agencies, the program operates learning centers in Greene, Polk, Dallas, Laclede, Christian, Taney, Stone and Webster counties.
For more information about OTC’s Adult Education and Literacy program, visit otc.edu/adulteducation.