Adult Career Center (ACC)

“Writing YOUR Next Chapter”

The Adult Career Center (ACC) is designed to help adult students enter the workforce. The ACC is a program with Charlotte Technical College and is operated under Charlotte County Public Schools. The programs are operated through state and federal grants and are intended to also assist adults in earning a GED; preparing for college and career readiness; learning English as a second language; and in life skills planning.

What Programs Are Offered?
·GED Preparation
·Digital Literacy
·Basic Literacy
·Family Literacy
·Test of Adult Basic Education (T.A.B.E.)
·Transition to Work Counseling
·English as a Second Language (ESL)

When Are Programs Held?
·Days: Monday through Friday
·Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Where Are Programs Held?
·Port Charlotte Town Center Mall – MAIN CAMPUS
GED Preparation
Basic Literacy
T.A.B.E. Testing
College and Career Planning
ESL classes
Digital Literacy

·Baker Center
GED Preparation
Basic Literacy
T.A.B.E. Testing
College and Career Planning
Digital Literacy

·Charlotte Technical College
GED Testing
ESL Classes

What is the Cost to attend Classes?
Tuition for Basic Literacy, GED Preparation, and ESL classes is $45 per semester. The T.A.B.E. test costs $20.
All other services are free.

The GED test is taken at Charlotte Technical College and costs $128. There are 4 sections of the GED test and each may be taken separately for $32 each.

Are There Any Scholarships Available?
The Adult Career Center strives to help every student who is in need.  Through an application process, students may apply for the following scholarships:

·ACC Scholarship for Tuition
·United Way Scholarship for Tuition / GED Test
·Charlotte Transit for Transportation

How are the Classes Run?
Most adults have been out of school for a long time and need special assistance.  The ACC is ready to provide that extra help!  Students are first tested to determine their level of knowledge and then a personal plan is put in place.

ACC offers both an open lab setting where students work at their own pace on required skill levels to meet their personal goals.  There are also group lecture classes to assist students who prefer this type of educational training.

Who Are the Teachers?
All ACC classes are taught by qualified teachers.  Most of the teachers hold a State of Florida Teaching Certificate and a few hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in another field (such as law, business, finance, or health) and are qualified to teach adult

How Do I Register?
Phone 941-255-7555 to get started in any of the programs.

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