Welcome to the Columbus City Schools
Department of Adult & Community
Dr. Dan Good
Superintendent, Columbus City Schools
Director, Adult and Community
Patricia Harris, BSN,
Supervisor, Adult and Community Education
For over 50 years, the Columbus City Schools
Department of Adult and Community Education
has been committed to providing programs for
lifelong learning. Adult Workforce Education
courses can be taken in health occupations
and skilled trades. Online course offerings
include over 1000 classes, most starting at
You can prepare to earn your GED by
attending free GED preparation classes, and
foreign born adults can learn to read,
write, and speak English in our English for
Speakers of Other Languages program.
Classes are conveniently located at
different sites throughout Franklin County.
We encourage you to read through this
website to see how we may help you reach
your personal and career goals. We welcome
you to call our Customer Services office to
register or to obtain additional information
about our programs.
The Department of Adult and Community Education
is approved by the Ohio Board of Regents, University System of Ohio and
is nationally accredited through the Council on
Occupational Education (COE). The Department is also designated as one of Ohio’s
Full-Service Centers. To receive this designation, a school must
offer comprehensive training programs with advanced technological
capabilities, modern equipment, and qualified instructors. All
instructors hold a teaching certificate issued by the Ohio
Department of Education.
The academic year for Adult and Community
Education programs is 960 hours.