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Edward F. Thicksten Continuing Education Center
Dr. Debbie Faubus-Kendrick , Director
605 Alma Blvd. Circle
Van Buren, AR 72956
(479) 471-0019

Adult Education Center

Edward F. Thicksten Continuing Education Center

The Edward F. Thicksten Continuing Education Center is a full-time program providing educational opportunities for adults - particularly the undereducated and disadvantaged. While it is an integral component of the Van Buren School District, enrollment is not limited to those adults residing within the district boundaries. Any Crawford County resident is eligible for admission to the Continuing Education Center. In addition to the classes in the Continuing Education Center, outreach classes are available at various locations throughout Crawford County. The Edward F. Thicksten Continuing education Center has been in operation since August of 1995.

Programs of instruction include the following:
  • Adult Basic Education
  • General Adult Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Adult High School Diploma
  • Microcomputer Technology
  • Community Services

Support services available at the Edward F. Thicksten Continuing Education Center include personal, educational, and vocational counseling; career orientation and job placement; community referral services; interpreter services; and computer-assisted instructional remediation.

A new page has been constructed for the adult education center at http://crawfordcountyadulteducationcenter.webs.com/

NCA Van Buren School District
2221 Pointer Trail East
Van Buren, AR 72956

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