Office Hours
Warren Center – Room 111

Monday-Thursday:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The Howard College AEL department assists adults with obtaining their high school equivalency, preparing for college entrance exams and workforce / career readiness. We also help individuals needing basic literacy or ESL skills. The Big Spring and San Angelo campuses offer different AEL services so please check the campus page for the area you require.

Big Spring AELSan Angelo AEL

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Health Science Academy

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Business Academy

Literacy Academy

HSE Orientations

Orientations are required prior to beginning HSE Classes. See when the next one begins!

HSE Classes

View the schedule for HSE classes here. If you have not already completed the HSE Orientation please start there.

ESL/EL Civics

ESL/EL Civics classes are on campus on Monday and Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm. Contact us for more information on getting started.

HSE - High School Equivalency

The HSE classes focus on the skills needed to pass the GED® and HiSET® exams, both of which are offered at the Howard College San Angelo Testing Center.

Transitions (TSI Prep)

The TSI is a standardized test that is required for college placement. TSI Prep is a 7-week course that meets twice a week and has an online component. This course runs as needed* in the afternoons and evenings.

ESL/EL Civics - English as a Second Language

ESL classes provide students the opportunity to listen to the English language and to improve their speaking, listening, reading & writing skills.

Tammy Alexander

Director of Adult Education & Literacy

Warren Center Rm 111 - Howard College Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5069

Debbie VanPelt

Coordinator of Adult Education & Literacy

Warren Center Rm 111 - Howard College Big Spring, TX 79720

(432) 264-5014

Health Science Academy

The Health Science Academy offers AEL students interested in the healthcare field the opportunity to explore their interests.  Students will come together as a group and discuss their futures in the healthcare industries.  They will learn requirements for the career they are pursuing.  They will be given information about any programs that Howard College offers in the industry and will form a learning cohort.  Some examples of healthcare industries are Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary, etc.

Business Academy

The Business Academy offers AEL students interested in the business field the opportunity to explore their interests.  Students will come together as a group and discuss their futures in the business industries.  They will learn requirements for the career they are pursuing.  They will be given information about any programs that Howard College offers in the industry and will form a learning cohort.  Some examples of healthcare industries are Management, Business, Computers etc.

Literacy Academy

All students will be members of a Literacy Academy.  Students will share their struggles and successes in pursuing their education with one another.  Students will learn to lean on each other for support.  Students will also learn the basics of succeeding onto the next step of their lives.  They will learn how to register for college is desired or how to register in work in texas if they are looking for employment. 

Orientation and Registration Dates for HSE


Our Orientation dates and times vary.  Please call (432) 264-5014 for questions about upcoming orientations.

NOTE:  Orientation begins at 1:00 PM unless otherwise stated.  Orientation takes 8 hours for skill level testing and orientation and is split into two 4-hour segments.  The first 4 hours will be on the Monday listed and will finish up the following day on Tuesday. There will be one 15 minute break during each session. 

Upcoming dates for 2020:

January 27
February 10
February 24
March 16
March 30
April 13
April 27
May 11
June 1

Class Schedule for HSE

 

Morning ClassEvening Class

Monday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Monday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Howard College 
Warren Center, Room 112

Tuesday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Howard College 
Warren Center, Room 112 

Tuesday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Howard College
Warren Center, Room 112

Wednesday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Salvation Army

 
Thursday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Howard College 
Warren Center, Room 112