Happy adult basic skills student wearing a t-shirt that says "Dreamers"

Classes start the week of September 25, 2023. 

If you did not sign up for Orientation, please show up the first week of class to see if space is available.


Adult Basic Skills Mission

The mission of the Adult Basic Skills program is to provide an accessible educational experience that supports student success and enhances the lives and well-being of its students, assists with transitions to post-secondary education, and develops the skills necessary to help students achieve their goals, and participate and thrive in today's workforce and community.

"We are always happy to assist any future students, of all ages, get their foot in the door to pursuing their education." — Anna Mewes, Student Services Specialist

Photo Credit: Joe Kline/The BulletinGED Graduates


"COCC's Adult Basic Skills classes bring renewed opportunity." - The Madras Pioneer / Central Oregonian

Adult Basic Skills has been a foundational tenant of Central Oregon Community College since the 1950's.  Read more about how our program is reaching out to branch campuses and our neighboring communities.

“It took some work, and life gets busy, but having a campus in town made it work. The teachers were always there for us, and really made it easy for us to be there.” - Karl Keating, Prineville student

Madras Pioneer

light bulbDid you know?  Our Barber Library has a wealth of resources for our Adult Basic Skills students.  You can check out books, laptops and hotspots.  There are also bilingual children's books in our Children's Literacy and Equity Resource Center (CLERC) at the Barber Library.  Stop in and ask how we can support you.


Our office is located in/Nuestra oficina está en Ochoco Hall, Room 104, COCC Bend Campus

For questions, call the Adult Basic Skills Office at 541-504-2950 absreg@cocc.edu
Para dudas y aclaraciones llame a la oficina de Bienvenidos 541-318-3723

Adult Basic Skills Directory