Changes at Colorado community college offer new pathways

The Adult Learning Assistance Program (ALAP) at Colorado Northwestern Community College previously housed developmental education and adult basic education, or ABE.  As students returned to the classroom this Fall, they were greeted with a new center and new pathways.  The former ALAP Center was renamed the Gateway Center and the dev ed and ABE programs were separated.  The ABE program is focusing efforts on helping students earn GEDs, recently launched an ESL program, and aims to facilitate students’ readiness for the workforce.  Meanwhile, the dev ed program strives to offer a quicker path for students to become college ready; previously, dev ed coursework could take up to two years.

Source: Craig Daily Press


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