About Adult Education
Adult Education is a state- and federally-funded literacy program that consists of English Language, math, reading, writing and workforce training to help students acquire the skills needed to earn a high school equivalency diploma, enter college or to succeed in careers.
Who We Are
Eduardo Honold, Ph.D.
Budget & Compliance Coordinator
By the Numbers (2021–2022)
What We Do
Education is critical for breaking the poverty cycle and its importance is reflected within the American economic structure. One in three adults in Harris County are considered low functionally illiterate. They are unable to manage daily activities and employment tasks that require reading skills beyond a basic level in any language. HCDE Adult Education provide access to free adult literacy and workforce programs which enable participants to learn skills that influence their health and well-being. Without access to affordable adult education programming many individuals and families are subject to becoming a statistic.
- English Literacy
- High School Equivalency
- Civics & Citizenship
- Distance Learning
Workforce Certification Training
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Customer Service Marketing Representative
- Medical Assistant Prep
- Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
- Business Office Technology
- Medical Billing and Coding
- Front office Specialist
- Employability Training & Career Counseling
- Job Placement Assistance
- Health Literacy Seminars
- Digital Literacy Seminars
- Financial Literacy Seminars
- Leadership and Professional Development
- Mental Health and Wellness
- Resource Assistance
Adult education and literacy services are provided with support from the Gulf Coast Workforce Board to help individuals find a job, keep a job, or get a better job. Harris County Department of Education supports, and the Board is committed to providing a learning and working environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and gender expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Harris County Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. (Please request reasonable accommodations a minimum of two business days in advance.) Relay Texas Numbers: 800-735-2989 (TDD), 1-800-735-2988 (voice), or 711.