ABSE offers instruction in the following subjects in all of our learning tracks:
Mathematics - Courses in basic math skills cover a full spectrum of mathematics in every level. Topics include whole number operations, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, proportions, measurement, data analysis, metric units, square roots, exponents, introductory geometry and algebra.
Writing - Courses in English grammar will help students develop basic writing skills for use in employment or higher education. Sentence structure, organization of paragraphs, and essay writing skills will be covered.
Reading Improvement - Courses in basic reading comprehension introduce the student to critical thinking and analysis of written text. Topics include: making predictions, finding the main idea, drawing inferences, vocabulary development, identifying organizational patterns such as cause and effect, distinguishing fact from opinion, reading charts and diagrams.
Employability - Courses include basic computer, reading, writing, and math skills for work. Workshops are offered on employment-related topics. For a list of employment training courses, please see our page, Looking for Work.
Student Success – In addition to Core College classes in reading/writing and mathematics to prepare you for college-level work, we offer a special course to prepare you for success as a college student: Everything You Want to Know About College Before You Start.
Fundamentals classes are for adult learners who need to learn or re-learn basic reading, writing and math skills in order to meet work, educational, or employment goals.
Reading and Writing for English Language Learners classes provide instruction in reading and writing for non-native English speakers.
Math I-II introduce and work with the concepts of fractions, decimals, percents, ratio & proportion, measurement, geometry, data analysis, and algebra using a problem-solving approach, worksheets, and computer tutorials.
Math III-IV builds upon knowledge of fractions, decimals, percents, ratio & proportion, measurement, geometry, data analysis, and algebra using a problem-solving approach, worksheets, and computer tutorials.
GED Reading builds comprehension skills in reading for science, social science and literature.
GED Writing covers the organization of content, vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
College Preparation Courses
Core College courses offers structured classes in reading, writing and/or math that focus on preparing college bound students for successful college placement testing.
Everything You Want to know About College Before You Start is a noncredit, pre-college admission class that will help those exploring college develop knowledge about starting classes, identify key campus resources, understand important college systems and operations, and develop strategies for succeeding academically. This is a term-long course.
For more information
Contact the Adult Basic and Secondary Education office at (541) 463-5214 Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.