Adult Continuing Education

Adult Programs offers opportunities for Chesterfield County residents to continue to learn and grow. We offer Work Force Training and Certifications, Enrichment Classes and the Super Senior Passport. We also work with adults who are interested in completing their GED. Adult students who want to improve their English Language Skills can also take classes with us.

Workforce Information

Register for workforce classes here

Contact: 804-768-6140

Dawn Wells:

GED Information

There are two ways for adults (at least 18 years old) to work toward their GED certificate:

These classes are available for GED preparation:

  • Prepare for the GED Reasoning Through Language Arts, Science and Social Studies Exams: Explore themes in history and science and discuss their application to current events. Learn to evaluate arguments, practice the rules of written English and learn how to write in a formal, organized style.
  • Prepare for the GED Math Exam: Solve everyday problems using numbers, graphs and charts, basic operations, central tendency, decimals, fractions, percents and ratios. Use measurement, probability, equations, expressions, algebra, geometry, functions and patterns to represent data and relationships.

Visit the official testing site for more information about the GED program.

Note: Students younger than 18 who are interested in the GED program should call Carver College and Career Academy at 804-768-6156.

Practical Nursing Program

The Chesterfield Practical Nursing Program is a 24-month program designed to prepare the student to enter the health field as a beginning practitioner of practical nursing. Standards of performance for progression and graduation in the program are based on current national nursing standards for entry-level competency required of new practical nursing education program graduates. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX_PN).

The program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. The program is not accredited by a nursing education accrediting body such as ACEN.


Applicants must be 18 years of age or older with a high school or GED diploma and a DCA, CNA or PCA license. Additionally, applicants must take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), a standardized test designed specifically to assess a student’s preparedness for entering the health science fields. Study materials for TEAS are available at


The course is broken into two parts: PN1 and PN2. The cost of PN 1 is $4000. This is due before the course begins. The cost of PN 2 is $2000, due before the spring 2023 class. Payment plans may be available.

Class and clinical information 

Classes are held Monday-Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at CTC @ Courthouse in room 106.  Please use door 3 to enter the building after school hours.PN 1 requires 40 hours of clinicals; this may occur on weekdays or weekends.

Apply to the program

Current applications are for the spring 2023 Practical Nursing cohort. This cohort will begin on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023, and will graduate in December 2024.

It is important to read the program handbook in full before applying to the program.

The completed application, including references and transcripts, must be postmarked by Nov. 22, 2022.

Applicants for the spring 2023 cohort must take the TEAS aptitude test on Monday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at CTC @ Courthouse, located at 10101 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield. Enter at Door 3.

Admission status will be communicated by Tuesday, Dec. 16. 

Please read the handbook in full before applying to the program.


The TEAS, or Test of Essential Academic Skills, is a standardized test designed specifically to assess a student’s preparedness for entering the health science fields. Questions are designed to test the basic academic skills needed to perform successfully in the areas of reading, math, science and English and language usage. Additional information about TEAS can be found here.

The TEAS has shown to be a predictor of early nursing school success. The TEAS score is one measure of academic preparedness that helps CCPS consider nursing program applicants.

The TEAS contains 170 questions, including multiple choice and other question formats. There are 150 scored questions and 20 unscored pretest questions. Students have 209 minutes to complete the exam. 

For students testing on or after June 3, 2022, the number of questions in each content section and subsection are as follows: 

  • Reading – 45 questions (55 minutes)
  • Key Ideas and Details – 15
  • Craft and Structure – 9
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas – 15
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 6
  • Math – 38 questions (57 minutes)
  • Numbers and Algebra – 18
  • Measurement and Data – 16
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 4
  • Science – 50 questions (60 minutes)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology – 18
  • Biology – 9
  • Chemistry – 8
  • Scientific Reasoning – 9
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 6
  • English and Language Usage – 37 questions (37 minutes)
  • Conventions of Standard English – 12
  • Knowledge of Language – 11
  • Using Language and Vocabulary to Express Ideas in Writing – 10
  • Unscored Pretest Items – 4

ATI, the official provider of prep for the exam, recommends at least six weeks to prepare for the exam.

There are a variety of prep resources aligned to the test:  

ESL Information

Come join our learning community! In our English classes, students will improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking abilities.  Students will learn about American culture, workforce and educational systems while improving their computer literacy skills. Levels include: Early literacy through high advanced. There are three methods of instruction offered: in-personvirtual classes (100% on the computer, teacher led) and distance learning only (100% on the computer, self-paced).  Students receive a textbook and opportunities to access online learning and educational enrichment. 

Contact – 804-768-6140

Joyce Clements – 

Melinda Dart –

Call or email us and speak with one of our staff members. 804-768-6140

Pearson Vue testing Center

  • Test appointments are available for the Pearson Vue testing Center.
  • Location:  Chesterfield Technical Center, 10101 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832
  • Day: Every Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Night: Every Monday and Wednesday 5 – 9 p.m.


Adult Continuing Education Specialist Workforce: Dawn Wells 804-768-6140 ext. 1920 

Adult Continuing Education Specialist English Language Support: Joyce Clement  804-768-6140 ext. 1914

Adult Continuing Education Specialist English Language Support: Melinda Dart 804-768-6140 ext. 1923

Adult Continuing Education Specialist GED: Hilary Parr 804-768-6140 ext. 1917

Adult Continuing Education Fiscal Technician:  Dana Long 804-768-6140

Adult Continuing Education Secretary: Terri West  804-768-6140