Adult Education

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Welcome to Chaffey College! We want you to have access to a quality college education regardless of your age, experience or prior educational attainment.  Chaffey College partners with our local adult schools who offer free, high school diploma courses and GED preparation for adult learners. We provide specialized counseling to serve our adult learners seeking to expand their skills and education. Our goal is to help you transition from earning your high school credential, learning English as a second language, or upskilling your employment opportunities by joining the Panther family here at Chaffey College.

Interested in completing you high school diploma or GED?

Click on the adult school that serves the city you live in, for more information:

Adult Education resources are provide to you by the

West End Corridor Consortium 

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The West End Corridor Consortium was founded in 2013 in response to Assembly Bill AB86, which provided grant funds to regional collaboratives of community colleges, K-12 adult schools, and other public education/training providers.  The consortia were charged with developing plans to address the needs of adult learners within the region, specifically, in the areas of Adult Basic and Secondary Education, English Language and Citizenship, Adults with Disabilities, Older Adults, K-12 Student School Success, and short-term Career and Technical Education. Consortium membership consists of Chaffey College and the adult schools of the Chaffey Joint Union High School, Chino Valley Unified, Fontana Unified, and Upland Unified districts.

Want to Earn College Credit (for FREE!) while in Adult School?

Start your college journey now! Adult school students actively enrolled in a high school diploma or GED program who are approved by their adult schools to participate, are invited! 

Information SessionsInformation Sessions

Citizenship or residency not required to enroll in free college courses

Information Session Dates: 
July 28 and Aug 4
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Please Register: 

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Why should YOU join the Adult Education Partnership or Dual Enrollment Program?

The Adult Education Partnership/Dual Enrollment programs cover tuition costs and books (if applicable) if you are currently enrolled in a high school diploma or GED program at a local adult school, even if you are an undocumented student.

  • You can earn high school diploma and college credit at the same time
  • You can get started on your degree requirements for Chaffey College, Cal State and University of California schools 
  • You can experience college life
  • You can receive specialized counseling with specialized Adult Education counselors


What is the difference between Partnership and Dual Enrollment?

Both programs offer free college courses that (may) apply to both your high school diploma requirements and toward your college certificate or degree goals, regardless of your residency or citizenship status. Enrollment in a high school diploma or GED program is required.

The Partnership Program offers a pre-selected list of courses each semester which include general education (math, English, science, and electives) as well at Career and Technical Education classes such as courses in the health sciences, law enforcement, computer skills and fire technology. All classes are free and books are provided for free and registration is simplifed by completing a single registration form. These courses are offered virtually and on a 14-week semester schedule.

The Dual Enrollment Program offers free courses in just about any course offered at Chaffey (with the exception of PE activity classes). Students enrolling in this program are offered a larger variety of courses offered in different modalities such as online, hybrid (online and in-person), and in-person. Schedules will vary between 9-week, 14-week or 18-week courses. The registration process requires the student to a form requesting desired courses and then self-registration on an assigned registration date once approved. Additionally, students will need to purchase their textbooks for this program. Our Adult Education Counselors will work with you and guide you every step of the way!


adult ed partnership flyerHow to Enroll in the Adult Education Partnership or Dual Enrollment Program

1)      Apply to Chaffey College.  Within 2-3 days, you will receive your Chaffey College student ID number in your email. You will need your ID number to complete step 2. When completing the Chaffey College application, you will need to select "Enrolled in adult school and authorized to enroll in college at the same time" under the Education - Enrollment Status section. Would you like assistance with completing the Chaffey College application? Submit this form and we will reach out to you.

2)      Select your program:

Adult Education Partnership

Fall 2022 Partnership Registration Form

This form can also be obtained from your adult school counselor, guidance tech, assistant principal or the Chaffey College adult education counselor. It is recommended you consult with your adult school counselor, guidance tech, or assistant principal for guidance on course selection. Once submitted, you will be enrolled in this course. 

Dual Enrollment Program

Summer 2022 Dual Enrollment Registration Form (2nd session only)

Fall 2022 Dual Enrollment Registration Form

This form can also be obtained from your adult school counselor, guidance tech, assistant principal or the Chaffey College adult education counselor. It is recommended you consult with your adult school counselor, guidance tech, or assistant principal for guidance on course selection. 

Once this form is submitted and approved by your adult school, it will take approximately three days for a registration date to be assined to you and listed in your student portal. You can then register for your approved courses on or after your assigned registration date. Below are resources to assist you with this process:

How to Navigate the Student Portal

How to View your Registration Date

How to Self-Register

3)      Meet with Adult Education Counselors for course suggestions and to create an education plan.

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Have questions? Connect with a Success Coach!

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Eligibility and Restrictions

To be eligible, students must adhere to the following:

  • Be currently enrolled in an adult school high school diploma or GED program;
  • Acquire adult school enrollment verification and course approval (the Partnership program will facilitate this verification and approval process);
  • Partnership/Dual Enrollment students may enroll in up to 11 units (about 3 classes) for Fall and Spring and 6 units (about 2 classes) in Summer. 

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Welcome Webinar

For students registered to take a fall classes with us 2022

This workshop is open to all High School Dual Enrollment and Adult Education Partnership students. Topics include: Important dates, accessing your course on Canvas, ordering books, connecting with a Success Coach and much more! Parents and guardians are also welcome to attend. Students only need to attend one session.

August 1 and August 31 from 6:30 - 8pm
Please register at 

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Not Eligible for the Adult Education Partnership/Dual Enrollment Program?

We can still help you attend college! The adult education counselors can guide you through our financial aid options such as the Panther Promise, PELL grants, EOPS, CalWorks, etc. Addition resources are available for undocumented students such as the California Dream Act, AB 540, or the Non-resident Fee Waiver. 

¿Q`ue es la Ley de AB 540?

What is the California Dream Act? 

¿Q`ue es la Ley Dream de California?

Are you undocumented or are one of your family members undocumented and you do not feel safe completing our application or financial aid forms? Please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Noncredit Programs

Noncredit programs are free, non-degree credential programs designed to provide entry-level career or upskilling education and training.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL Courses 642 and 652If you’re interested in learning how to read, write and speak English, Chaffey College’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program can help. Our program serves a wide variety of people including:

  • International students
  • People who have learned some English in another country and wish to continue learning here
  • People who have been living in the U.S. for decades and speak English, but want to improve their writing and speaking skills
  • People who want a job that requires stronger language skills
  • People who would like to take ESL as the first step in pursuit of a college degree or certificate

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Step One: Apply (Begin with the "Start Here" link above)
Step Two: Choose a Class
Step Three: Register
Step Four: Wait for Classes to Start

Need Help?



Free ESL coursesFREE! Hybrid* Courses ESL at the FONTANA CAMPUS

SUMMER 2022 June 6 – July 29

Summer 2022 course offerings:
ESL-608 24818 Pronunciation of American English
ESL-612 24819 English as a Second Language I
ESL-632 24820 English as a Second Language III
ESL-642 24821 English as a Second Language IV

*Hybrid courses meet online and in-person.

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Nurse Assistant ProgramCertified Nursing Assistant 

The Nurse Assistant Program at Chaffey College is approved by the Department of Public Health, State of California (CDPH), following Title 22 regulations. The program is designed to teach the necessary information and skills to take the National Nursing Assistant Assessment Program (NNAAP) state certification test, taking the program does not certify the student. To enroll in the CNA course, students must be 16 years old. The class is taught in English and there are lectures, group activities, skills lab demonstrations and practice on patient care skills and assessments of progress (tests/quizzes and return demonstrations). Students must attend an information session, mandatory orientation, complete fingerprinting, have a physical, immunizations and clear urine drug screen. 

* A mandatory information session is required. Visit the CNA webpage for more information.

Need Help?

Email the Health Sciences Counselor:

Caregiving Essentials Certificate


The Caregiving Essentials Certificate provides students with the foundational skills needed to serve as an informal caregiver of family members and/or other older adults. Students also gain a competent understanding of the critical concepts and resources essential to caregiving. This certificate also prepares students for employment as a formal caregiver in a variety of settings, including residential care facilities, adult day care, and home care.

Need Help?

Email the Health Sciences Counselor:

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC)

HVAC flyerThe HVACR program prepares you to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, install, service and maintain the operating condition of the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. You will receive instruction in HVACR, air distribution systems, HVACR piping practices, brazing and tools, HVAC electrical systems, gas heat, refrigerants, recovery, vacuum and charging, HVACR electric heat, oil heat and hydronic heating, pneumatics and building automation controls, heat pumps, HVACR air distribution, installation, flues and ducts, advanced commercial HVAC systems and solar. Additional instruction is provided on management skills required in the HVACR business. 

The HVAC program is a noncredit (zero cost) hybrid training programs that earns a successful student two Chaffey College certificates. The first level certificate is offered during the fall semester on a full-time basis (Monday-Thursday) from 8:00 am to approximately 12:00 pm with additional online work required. The level II certificate if offered during the same times in the spring semester. Included in the spring semester courses is the opportunity to test for two significant industry-recognized certifications.
To enroll in the program, you would need to complete the Chaffey College application to receive your student ID number. This number is needed to register and receive any service on campus.
For more info:
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (click on Level 1/11 certificates)

Need Help?


or make an appointment with Adult Education Counselor Nicole Pinon

or make an appointment with a General Counselor

How to Enroll in Noncredit Programs:

Apply to Chaffey College:  Within 2-3 days, you will receive your Chaffey College student ID number in your email. You will need your ID number to complete step 2.

2) Self-register for the noncredit courses needed for your preferred program. You can look up the specific courses in the Academic and Career Community Program Mapper. For instructions on how to self-register, you van view this tutorial: How to Register for Classes Through Student Planning.

If you would prefer live assistance or to make an appointment with a counselor for help registering for classes, you have many options. Listed below are the various ways we can help you. Please choose the option that works best for you:

a) Make an appointment with Adult Education counselor Nicole Pinon

b) Make an appointment with a Success Coach

c) Make an appointment with a General Counselor

d) Connect live with a Success Guide

e)  Email Outreach at:

3) Make an appointment for an education plan to map out exactly what courses to take, when they are offered, and to plan for your current and future career goals! See links above for Adult Education Counselor Nicole Pinon or to meet with a General Counselor.

Did you know we offer FREE tutoring for all your classes?

The Chaffey College Success Center network of services can provide you with the tools to succeed in college, careers, and life.

Watch this short orientation video to learn about the Success Center services available on Canvas. 


Success Center Online

Hours (1/18 - 5/11)
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM

Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM

Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM - 3 PM



Adult Education Contacts

Laura Alvarado, Asst. Director, Adult Education Pathways

Nicole Pinon, Adult Education Counselor