Adult Education and Literacy

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Adult Education and Literacy courses are offered to assist adults in acquiring needed basic skills in Reading, Writing, and Math. The areas of study include Adult Basic/Secondary Education (High School Equivalency), English as a Second Language, and Career Pathways.

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EL Civics

  • Citizenship

    Citizenship classes are offered for free to prepare students for the United States Citizenship Exam.

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  • ESL

    Come learn English and Civics in a supportive and fun adult learning environment. 

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High School Equivalency

  • High School Equivalency

    The purpose of the High School Equivalency Program is to prepare students to pass the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam (formerly the GED Exam).

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Adult Education and Workforce Training

  • Career Pathways (Medical Assistant/Phlebotomy)

    Business and Industry Credential

    Career Pathways offers students the opportunity to acquire a combination of basic academic skills and industry-specific training at the same time with no or very little expense to the student.

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Types of Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree

The A.A. degree is the equivalent to the first two years at a university. Although at about half the cost, it’s a much more affordable way to start out. You’ll also be able to complete all your core curriculum requirements which transfer to any state university in Texas. Once you’re finished at BC, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year university.

Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree

An A.S. degree is designed for students who are wanting to pursue a math or science oriented bachelor degree. Looking for a reason to choose BC? Not only do we offer the same quality education as a university, but you’ll also earn your degree at a price you can afford.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

An Associate of Applied Science is a two-year degree plan designed for students wanting to jump into a high-skill, high-wage job immediately after graduation. Whether you’re looking to be an EMT responding to accident scenes or working in petrochemical facilities ensuring the plant is running efficiently and safe, we’re committed to preparing you for your future. In fact, our partnership programs between the college, surrounding communities and local industry ensure we're providing the best training using state-of-the-art equipment.

Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.T.) Degree

The bachelor’s degree is an upper-level degree that offers students an opportunity to continue their education beyond the associate’s level. A Bachelor of Applied Technology degree prepares you to enter an advanced position within a specialized career field. Bachelor’s degrees require about four years of study (including time spent earning the associate degree).


Certificates are specialized credit programs that train students in a specific field. For students who meet degree-seeking requirements, college credits earned through the certificate programs can be applied toward a related Associate of Science degree.

Business and Industry Credential

Business and Industry Credentials are non-credit programs that provide industry training which result in a workforce certificate. They are designed for quick entry into the workforce.