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Welcome to Adult Education

The El Dorado County Office of Education is pleased to offer courses for adults to meet their various educational needs. Founded in March, 2006 the program continues to expand and grow by addressing the needs in our county. The program offers classes from El Dorado Hills to Lake Tahoe. All of the courses currently offered by the El Dorado County Office of Education, Adult Education Program are free of charge and are funded by state apportionment. The courses are open to any person 18 years of age or older.

Mission Statement

The El Dorado County Office of Education Adult Education programs provide our region’s adult learners with a wide range of rich learning experiences tailored to meet their unique needs.  Our programs prepare and empower our adult students to achieve their educational, career, and personal goals.  Whether the goal is earning a high school diploma or a High School Equivalency Certificate – or passing one of hundreds of industry-approved certifications at our Pearson Vue Test Center – EDCOE’s Adult Education programs are designed to help you achieve your dreams.


Adult Education has a number of educational opportunities

Adult Education serves adults all over El Dorado County from their offices in Placerville and Lake Tahoe in addition to assisting learners in the county jails and through the Northern California Construction Training (NCCT) program. We have a new GED prep program that is absolutely free.

In addition to Adult Education sites in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe, EDCOE has also reopened the NCCT program in the town El Dorado. The NCCT helps prepare men and women for entry into various construction trades through apprenticeship training programs. The NCCT program, which opened two years ago, provides test preparation such as math basics and how to read blueprints as well as hands-on building experience under the supervision of a journeyman carpenter.

While the NCCT program itself is an unpaid experience, students are enrolled in the program anywhere from two weeks to six months, depending on experience. Upon completion, students have the opportunity to join the construction trades apprenticeship training program of his/her choosing, with wages that start at over $20 per hour, depending on the trade and benefits.

“his is a program that has no prerequisites and students walk out with a living wage, including benefits and a retirement plan to support their family.

EDCOE’s Adult Education programs prepare and empower students to achieve their educational, career, and personal goals.

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