College & Career Readiness Center

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Welcome to the CCR Center!

We at CCR are here to help students who are looking to obtain their GED, learn English as a second language, or prepare for college courses and career training classes!

Our College and Career Readiness program offers adults, out-of-school youth, and non-English speaking community members in southeastern Idaho an opportunity to take Adult Education courses and English as a Second Language courses at no cost to students. We offer both day and evening classes in person and some online sections to help students with busy schedules.

We look forward to meeting you! Call our office at (208) 535-5386 when you are ready to enroll or if you need more information about our offered programs.

English as a Second Language (ESL)
GED/College Prep
Skills Classes
Schedule Exam

GED/College Prep

Students are offered classes to help them prepare to take and complete their GED at no cost.

GED Prep Classes

Our classes will help students improve their reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science skills. We offer classes at the following locations:

  • Idaho Falls (CEI Campus)
  • Rexburg (Teton Business Center)
  • Salmon
Steps to get started
  1. Sign up for a free account at GED.com and add CEI as your testing prep center.
  2. If you require disability accommodations for the GED exam, these must be obtained before scheduling. For more information visit or call the Disability Resource Center at (208) 535-5462.
  3. Watch the introductory video or attend orientation in person.
    • In-person orientation takes 15-20 minutes in Building 3, Room 345.
  4. Fill out the required Questionnaire, based on the information provided in the introductory video, and submit.
  5. Schedule Exam
  6. Please Note:Students who are under 18 years of age will need to complete and submit a youth waiver before taking the CASAS placement test. Email it to us at ccr@cei.edu or bring it in to our office at 1600 S. 25th E., Building 3, Room 345, Idaho Falls, ID 83404.

College Prep

Students who have their high school diploma or GED may enroll in CCR’s College Preparation classes. These courses help students review the foundational skills needed for success in college Math, English, Social Studies and Science courses.

  1. Watch the introductory video or attend orientation in person.
    • In-person orientation takes 15-20 minutes in Building 3, Room 345.
  2. Fill out the required Questionnaire, based on the information provided in the introductory video, and submit.
  3. Schedule a CASAS placement test.
  4. Please Note:Students who are under 18 years of age will need to complete and submit a youth waiver before taking the CASAS placement test. Email it to us at ccr@cei.edu or bring it in to our office at 1600 S. 25th E., Building 3, Room 345, Idaho Falls, ID 83404.
  5. Enroll in College prep classes with an advisor immediately after finishing the CASAS placement test.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Improve your skills through the College of Eastern Idaho’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program. We provide the instruction you need to meet your education and career goals. No-cost classes are available Monday through Thursday.

We provide no-cost classes to help students build the skills needed to meet their education and career goals. Our classes will help learners to improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English.

Locations:
  • Idaho Falls (CEI Campus)
  • Rexburg (Teton Business Center)
  • Driggs
Steps to get started
  1. Schedule a CASAS placement test by calling (208) 535-5386
    • Please Note:Students must be at least 16 years old and not otherwise be enrolled in public school. Students under 18 must submit an Idaho Youth Waiver before scheduling.
  2. Take the CASAS placement test, then meet with a CCR advisor to enroll in classes.

Citizenship Test Prep classes occur on a rotating basis depending on interest level. These classes will help students learn the requirements for applying for citizenship and prepare them for the interview process. For more information, please email your name and phone number to ccr@cei.eduor call our office at (208) 535-5386.

Locations
  • Idaho Falls (CEI Campus)
Steps to get started
  1. Schedule a CASAS placement test
    • Please Note:Students must be at least 16 years old. Students under 18 must submit an Idaho Youth Waiver before scheduling.
  2. Take the CASAS placement test, then meet with a CCR advisor to enroll in classes.

We offer the opportunity for English language learners to improve their English while obtaining job skills and/or vocational [{remove line break between vocational and training] training. Classes are held on a rotating basis. To attend these classes, you must be willing to take an English assessment, be at least 16 years old, and otherwise not be enrolled in the public education system. There may be classes that have additional entrance requirements.

Certified Nursing Assistant Prep (Pre-CNA) is for English language learners who wish to take College of Eastern Idaho’s Workforce’s face-to-face Certified Nursing Assistant course and become certified nursing assistants but want more preparation first.

Students will begin to learn hands-on healthcare skills specific to the role, the relevant vocabulary as well as reading and study skills needed to succeed in the face-to-face course.

Students will receive CPR training and certification. For more information, please email your name and phone number to ccr@cei.edu or call our office at (208) 535-5386.

Locations
  • Idaho Falls (CEI Campus)

Skills Classes

In addition to a student’s enrollment in GED or ESL classes, students can register for skills classes. These courses are designed to promote career advancement and success.

Digital Literacy

Improve your knowledge of technology

  • Learn the basic operational functions of a computer
  • Understand email features and etiquette
  • Learn online safety
  • Learn the basics of Microsoft Office Programs like Word and Excel.
  • No-cost classes are available Monday through Thursday.
Steps to Enroll in Skill Classes
  1. Watch the introductory video (watch with subtitles in Spanish by clicking on the gear icon and picking ‘subtitles/CC’) OR attend orientation in person. (In-person orientation takes 15-20 minutes.
  2. Fill out the required Questionnaire based on the information in the introductory video. (Link can be found in the description of the video.)
  3. Schedule a CASAS placement test. PLEASE NOTE:Students must be at least 16 years old. Students under the age of 18 must submit an Idaho youth waiver before scheduling.
  4. Take the CASAS placement test, then meet with an advisor to enroll in classes.
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Locations:

  • Idaho Falls (CEI Campus)
  • Idaho Falls (Department of Labor)

Enrollment in Digital Literacy must occur concurrently with enrollment in either the English as a Second Language Classes or the GED/Skills Improvement Classes.

Ask about current skills class offerings when meeting with an advisor. Upcoming courses may include Financial Literacy and Study Skills.

Need to Schedule an exam?

Instructions:

  • Choose "Adult Education (College and Career Readiness)" from the first drop down, then choose "Adult Education Testing (GED/College Prep)" OR "ESL Testing."
  • Then choose "CASAS Adult Ed Placement -Test" or "CASAS ESL Placement-test."
  • Choose a date and time and fill out the required information.
Schedule an Exam

Contact Us:

1600 S 25th E.
Building 3 Room 345
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone:(208) 535-5386
Email:ccr@cei.edu
Office Hours
Monday—Thursday
8:00 am—8:30 pm
Holidays: Presidents’ Day

Idaho Falls
CCR / Adult Learning Center
Room 345 (CEI Campus)
(208) 535-5386
ccr@cei.edu
CCR & ESL Classes

Rexburg
343 East 4th North
(208) 535-5499
CCR & ESL Classes

Mackay & Challis
Classes held at the public library
(208) 535-5386
CCR & GED Classes