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Adult Education Services

Integrated Education and Training

AEL and ESL students who meet eligibility requirements may be allowed to participate in an integrated education and training program. These programs prepare students for careers by providing real-world, hands-on learning experiences.

  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Fundamentals of Construction
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • HVAC

Intensive College Readiness

Intensive College Readiness (ICR) is a program of study in advanced level classes for non-traditional students who have never attended college. Prospective students who recently completed their high school equivalency or earned a high school diploma may qualify for this free program to enhance their skills in preparation for the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA). At the completion of the program, students will be prepared to enter college-level courses and will have learned the skills that will prepare them to be successful students.

The TSIA evaluates student skill levels in several subjects, including reading, writing, and mathematics. It is aligned with the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards, so the TSIA has benchmark scores that designate college readiness in each subject area.

Workplace Literacy

Blinn College partners with local businesses to provide workplace literacy classes online or on-site. Workplace literacy classes can include English as a second language, high school equivalency, college readiness, or specific industry-centered literacy. Each partnership is customized to meet the needs of the business, which may include focus areas such as reading, writing, problem-solving, critical thinking, listening, speaking, team-building, and communication.

Workplace literacy skills include English language proficiency, reading, writing, problem-solving, math, and the use of information technologies. Good communication skills, the ability to understand the specialized vocabulary of a trade, and interpersonal skills are also an important part of workplace literacy instruction. Through these skills, workers develop greater earning power in the workforce.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

The TOEFL® test is the leading English-language test for study, immigration, and work. TOEFL scores are accepted by more than 10,000 universities and other institutions in over 150 countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K., the United States, and all across Europe and Asia.

Blinn College offers TOEFL preparation in its advanced level ESL class and writing workshop which are grammar, writing, and reading intensive. Students learn in-depth grammar, sentence structure, paragraph writing, and academic essay writing skills, as well as the other skills that are fundamental to the TOEFL test, which include reading, speaking, and listening.

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