The mission of The English Center is to develop students’ vocational, social, technological, physical, and emotional potential in a wholesome, self-paced, supportive environment. This endeavor encourages them to become lifelong learners and contributing, ethical citizens in a multi-cultural and changing world.
The English Center is a full-service adult education center and technical college that offers career/technical education and Adult General Education programs on a full-time and/or a part-time basis.
The 380,000 square foot campus houses a faculty and staff of almost 200 people, including administrators, counselors, teachers, clerks, paraprofessionals, security, and custodians. The school operates Monday through Thursday from 6:00 AM to 10:15 PM, Friday from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Saturday and Sunday 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
Career/Technical Education post-secondary certificate programs are offered in five different career clusters: Architecture and Construction – Arts, A/V Technology and Communication – Education and Training – Human Services – and Information Technology. The Adult General Education (AGE) curriculum includes the following: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – Adult Basic Education (ABE) – Citizenship – and General Educational Development (GED) which is to obtain a high school diploma and basic skills remediation. Guidance counselors assist all students. Case managers work on introducing new students to Career Pathways, a program which assists with future career choices, providing support and follow-up to ensure their progress.
Open-Entry / Open-Exit Programs
Programs are open-entry/open-exit which means that students may enroll at any time during the trimester. Prospective students are encouraged to check with a counselor or instructor to determine the specific admission requirements of their program of interest.