• Program and Class Descriptions

    Socorro Community Education programs and classes are organized around three main goals of adult students: to obtain a job or start a career, attend college or post-secondary training and to develop basic English language skills to function effectively as a parent or citizen.  All classes and certifications are offered at no cost to students who qualify and are accepted into a program of study.

  • High School Equivalency Preparation (HSE/GED) classes

    Students will be prepared to pass the four HSE/GED tests in English or Spanish, which consist of Social Studies, Science, Mathematical Reasoning, and Reasoning through Language Arts through an intensive Fast Track Model providing flexible study options depending on their level of readiness for the GED tests. Students will be regularly evaluated for their readiness to take the HSE/GED exam. How long the student needs to remain in the HSE/GED program will depend on the student's initial level of readiness and rate of progress. Community Education only provides preparation classes for the HSE/GED tests. Registration for HSE/GED classes are opened monthly.  Information on free GED test vouchers for ready-to-test individuals 21 years or older.

  • HSE/GED Onboarding Session

  • HSE/GED Fast Track Workshop

  • HSE/GED Targeted Prep Class

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) for Work

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) for Professionals


  • Work-Bound Academy

    These are programs of study that prepare adults to find a job or develop the skills for a high-demand occupation.

    Vocational Certifications - Integrated Education and Training (IET)

    Each program of study includes basic skills or English language instruction, workforce preparation and vocational training required for passing industry-recognized certifications for a variety of high-demand occupations in the El Paso area. Students must attend all vocational and basic skills English classes. Most classes are four nights per week and may be located at different SISD campuses.

    Vocational Program Requirements

    To be admitted in the vocational program, students must:

    • have a high school diploma or equivalent
    • be eligible to work in the United States
    • be accepted to the program after an interview
    • qualify according to the required English proficiency or TABE score results
    • Must have laptop/personal computer and reliable internet to access online classes

    Call 915-937-1700 or write communityed@sisd.net for information on the next registration.

  • Security Officer Certification – 18 weeks

  • Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship - 36 weeks

  • Office Administration Program - 36 weeks

  • Computer Maintenance & Repair- 36 weeks

  • Dental Assistant- 36 weeks


College-Bound Academy

  • ESL for College

  • TSI Prep Camp


Life-Skills Academy

  • Life Skills English as a Second Language (ESL) classes

  • Citizenship classes

  • Family Literacy Program—ESL and early childhood education