State Fair Community College

Adult Education and Literacy ProgramTyler Tubbs, an AEL participate who recently earned his high school equivalency


The mission of the State Fair Community College Adult Education and Literacy program is to empower individuals through education and knowledge and promote learning as a lifelong process that is necessary for living well in our changing society and workplace.

The Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs are located in the Student Success Center in the Yeater Learning Center on the Sedalia campus. Both of these programs are offered at no charge.

The SFCC AEL program provides individualized and group instruction. Emphasis is placed on developing and improving skills, especially in preparing individuals to pass the High School Equivalency Test (HSE). The AEL program is open to all individuals who desire assistance with individual language arts, reading or mathematics skills, whether contemplating further educational opportunities, preparing to enter college, or improving job placement.

Participants work with appropriate supplemental instructional materials and aids as well as computer managed and computer assisted instructional materials. This means you can work at your own pace. 

How and where to enroll

The AEL Program has a managed enrollment procedure that consists of six-week sessions throughout the year. Contact the AEL office for enrollment information and sign up today!

High School Equivalency Test (HSE) enrollment will be held during the following dates:

Dec. 12-16
Feb. 6-10
March 27-31
May 8-12

Enrollment for HSE day class is held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and enrollment for HSE night class is held from 6-9 p.m. Yeater Learning Center, Room 163.

Hours of operation--

  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Monday -Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.

Click other locations and schedules for list of places that free AEL programs are held. For additional information about the AEL programs, please call (660) 596-7289 or email Deb Williams at

How to request a High School Equivalency (HSE) transcript

Transcripts are free and can be requested online. Just click TRANSCRIPT.

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