Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Improve Basic Skills with Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Looking to brush up on necessary skills for free?

Iowa Lakes Community College offers various ABE programming options designed to help students improve reading, writing, and math skills for the workforce or continuing education.

ABE classes currently offered at Iowa Lakes include:

  • Basic Skills (Arithmetic, Basic Algebra, Working with Money, Budgeting)
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Job and Life Skills

Skill-up at Iowa Lakes, by enrolling in one of our Adult Basic Education classes.

Contact a Success Center Instructor at the campus near you.

Success Center Instructors
Diane Jackson
Adult Education and Literacy Instructor
712-580-8641 Ext: 8641 | djackson@iowalakes.educreate new email
Spencer Campus
Dennis McDonald
Success Center Instructional Assistant
712-336-6564 Ext: 6564 | dmcdonald@iowalakes.educreate new email
Spirit Lake Campus
Nancy Ramos
Adult Education and Literacy Instructor / Career Pathway Navigator, Emmet County
712-362-7965 Ext: 7965 | nramos@iowalakes.educreate new email
Estherville Campus
Dr. Laurie Schmidt
Professor, Success/Advising Center
712-852-5275 Ext: 5275 | lschmidt@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus
Jeanette Walker
Success Center Instructional Assistant
712-295-8521 Ext: 8521 | jwalker@iowalakes.educreate new email
Algona Campus
Rhonda Johnson
Success Center Instructional Assistant
712-852-5262 Ext: 5262 | rjohnson@iowalakes.educreate new email
Emmetsburg Campus