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Adult Education and Literacy

Advanced Technology Center - MACC
2900 Doreli Lane, Mexico, MO 65265
573-582-0817   Fax: 573-582-0824

The 56,000 square foot facility known as The Advanced Technology Center is the result of a cooperative effort among MACC, State Technical College of Missouri, and the City of Mexico. The facility houses classrooms, instructional and science labs, a Library & Academic Resource Center (LARC), student commons, administrative and faculty offices, and interactive television (ITV) laboratories.

Being Successful in College as a Parent

Centro Latino De Salud
609 N Garth Ave, Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 449-9442

English/Spanish classes, Computer skills, Health Education. The mission of Centro Latino is to empower Latinos, Latino families and the general public through provision of services and guidance in navigating the health, education and cultural resources of mid-Missouri. Centro Latino provides assistance to immigrants as they become acclimated to their new environment with its different laws, customs, and language. Families and individuals that contact the Centro receive orientation to the community as well as physical, mental, and social support. The Centro strives to empower Latinos to live in an environment of mutual respect that encompasses personal interaction in the community as well as appropriate treatment by, and interaction with, service providers. Centro Latino helps all Latino families regardless of national origin, religion, or immigration status.
Geographic Area Served:  Mid-Missouri

CMCA - Show Me Healthy Relationships - Audrain
807B N. Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203

Services: ShowMe Healthy Relationships Program offers free courses to both individuals and couples.  The program helps committed couples (married or unmarried) enhance their relationships by learning how to build a healthy friendship, manage conflict, and work as a team to improve their relationship.  For singles, the program helps participants choose the right partner by learning key things to look for as they explore potential relationships as well as how to choose the right partner for a happy, stable relationship. 
Additional courses are offered including: Parenting, Step-Parenting, Taking Care of You, Money Management and Job Skills Training. 
Eligibility: Over 18 and not currently in domestic violent relationship 
Fees: None, barrier reducers are given for participation 

Davis H. Hart Mexico Area Vocational Technical School
905 North Wade Mexico, MO. 65265
573-581-5684 Fax: 581-7084 

Services: Provides training, counseling, placement and comprehensive vocational assessment for individuals in business, vocational and technical careers. Eligibility: Mostly high school aged participants. Fee: None

The Excel Center 
101 N. Fourth St, Columbia, MO 65201

The Excel Center® is a free public high school that gives adults (age 21 and over) the opportunity to earn an actual high school diploma. While earning their diploma, students earn college credits and a variety of industry-recognized certifications in order to increase their earning potential. The Excel Center is a free public high school for adults that provides flexible class schedules, supportive relationships with staff and a life coach who works with students to find solutions for life’s challenges that could hinder progress.
We provide a free drop-in center for child care, transportation assistance, extended hours and year-round operation to support students as they work toward the goal of earning a diploma.

HiSET at Mexico MACC Campus
2900 Doreli Lane, Mexico, MO 65265
573-582-0817  Online: 660-263-4100 ext. 11382 

Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 

The mission of the MACC AEL Program is to provide any citizen of this community and the surrounding area with access to free classes to obtain a High School Equivalency (HSE), improve basic skills, prepare for the workplace, or receive career counseling. It is also the goal of AEL to provide volunteer tutor assistance to any participating student whenever possible. The ultimate goal of the program is for students to successfully achieve educational and lifelong goals

Missouri Adult Education and Learning Programs

Skill Up Program
SNAP recipients contact: Williams Family Support Center (by appt only)
801 East Breckenridge, Mexico, MO 65265
Mia Ponder (573) 443-1100 ext.1052 Mon-Fri 8-5

TANF recipients contact: MERS Goodwill
1401 Southwest Blvd., Jefferson City, MO 65101
Food Stamp Program / Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Offered in partnership with the MO Department of Social Services, SkillUp helps SNAP and TANF recipients obtain skills, training, education, and employer connections that lead to employment and on-the-job success.

University of Missouri Extension in Audrain County
101 N. Jefferson, Room 304, Mexico, MO 65265

Food Production Support Services, Community Gardening, Home Gardening Assistance/Supplies, Continuing Education, Nutrition Education, Parenting Skills Classes, Youth Agricultural Programs, Youth Enrichment Programs, Business Assistance Centers

WILL - Woods Institute of Language & Literacy
Columbia, MO 
Text or Call 573.424.0248  

Covid 19 Statement: At this time, WILL is offering on-line instruction until it is safe to return to In Class instruction. There is a waiting list for available instructional times. Anyone interested in one to one instruction can contact WILL by email or TEXT 573-424-0248.
WILL provides instruction for adult English language learners working toward a High School Equivalency (HSE) Certificate, job and vocational training.  The classes are free and open to adults 16 years of age and older. This program is designed to develop English proficiency while studying academic and work skills. 
WILL's mission is to remove barriers for education and work skills development of adults working to improve their socioeconomic status.
Classes are held at City of Refuge and MU Family Impact Center. Please contact for class schedules and descriptions.