Adult Education & Literacy

LLCC Adult Education. The bridge to your success.

Adult Education at Lincoln Land Community College provides adults with a variety of educational opportunities in the areas of GED® preparation, basic skills, English language skills, adult career pathways and literacy.

Adult Education programming is free, and courses are offered year-round throughout the LLCC district.

Free career exploration courses

Thinking about a new career but not sure where to start? Attend free workshops (three days a week, three hours a day, morning or evening) on campus at LLCC in Springfield to explore career fields. Open to all adults with or without a high school diploma.

Hear from guest speakers, take tours and assess your readiness to forward into a workforce training program.

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Fill out an interest form, and we will have someone reach out to you.

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May 25 – morning (9 a.m.-noon)

Workshop schedule

Morning (9 a.m.-noon)

  • HealthCare – June 19-21
  • Information Technology – June 26-28
  • Construction – July 10-12
  • Business and Entrepreneurship – July 17-19
  • Transportation, Distribution, Logistics –  July 24-26
  • Hospitality/Culinary Arts –July 31-Aug. 2

Register now for spring GED® and ESL classes!

Morning (9 a.m.-noon) and evening (5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.) classes start Jan. 9.

Classes will be offered in Springfield, Jacksonville, Beardstown, Taylorville, Litchfield, Hillsboro and Petersburg. Online classes are available as well.

Call 217-786-2349 or apply online!

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Undocumented student support

LLCC commits to offering a welcoming, inclusive and diverse community. We support our undocumented and mixed immigration status communities. We are here for you and to help support your educational goals! Learn more about undocumented student support and resources.

GED® preparation, English as a Second Language and tutoring

Get started by following the steps below. There are no costs for these classes, and registration is ongoing throughout the year.

  1. Complete and submit application.
  2. One of our coordinators will contact you with further information.
  3. Once you have completed testing, fill out and submit the following forms:

Classes are now offered in three different formats to best meet your needs. Tutoring, student support and career preparation services are provided virtually for all formats. 

In-Person classes  

  • Attend a variety of class during the day or evening at one of six LLCC locations: Springfield, Beardstown, Jacksonville, Litchfield, Hillsboro or Taylorville. Seats are limited and first come, first served.


  • Classes will consist of in-person meetings, remote homework and online activities.


  • With the guidance of an online instructor, students will participate in virtual meetings and complete online activities for ESL and GED completion.

LLCC is seeking volunteers to assist adults in improving their reading, math, writing and/or English language skills. Tutoring can be provided in person, remotely or a combination of formats.

The LLCC Adult Education and Literacy department provides free training, including how to tutor remotely. Volunteer tutors must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or its equivalent. 

If interested in volunteering, contact or 217-786-2349.