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EAC to begin offering Adult Basic Education courses for College Credit

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EAC to begin offering Adult Basic Education courses for College Credit

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College is modifying the structure and funding of its Adult Basic Education program. In the past, the College has received grant funding support through the federal and state departments of education for these programs. Opting out of the grant process, the College will begin teaching Adult Basic Education courses as part of its regular curriculum by the spring 2008 academic semester.

The courses that community members have been taking will now be part of the regular listing of classes offered at EAC. Students successfully completing these courses will be granted college credit.

“We see this as an opportunity to better assist learners particularly as they transition to the College environment,” said Dr. Hal Weaver, EAC dean of instruction.

“We are very grateful for the assistance received in the past as part of the grant funding,” said Weaver. “But we are excited to begin this new endeavor as we offer these courses for college credit and fund them as we would our other EAC classes. This will provide more flexibility to respond to the needs of the residents in our service areas in Graham and Greenlee counties.”

Students wishing to take advantage of these classes, including ABE (Adult Basic Education), ASE (Adult Secondary Education), and ELAA (English Language Acquisition for Adults) should contact Robin Link at (928) 348-3202 when the courses are scheduled on the College’s web site at

EAC’s regular low tuition applies.