Adult Basic Skills

Adult Basic Skills (ABS or ABE) classes are designed for adult learners who need to learn or brush up on skills to meet work, education or personal goals.  The course offers education to improve reading, writing and math skills.  While in class, students learn at their own pace while building upon past experience and knowledge.  The classes are open to anyone age 16 and above.  For those students who are 16 or 17 years of age, a Release from Compulsory Attendance Notice must be provided to the TBCC instructor in order to begin coursework.  These releases are available through the school district the student is enrolled.


At Tillamook Bay Community College, we care about student success.  Improving skills is the key to earning a better paying job or advancing in the job you are already in.  Day and night classes are available, so you can fit school around the rest of your life.  We offer individualized assistance or small group work.  Classes may also be self-paced.  


To get started, please contact Student Services at 503-842-8222, ext. 1100.  You may also contact the ABS Instructor, Uta Stelson, at 503-842-8222, ext. 1830 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  You may also stop by her office during office hours which are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 9:30 am and Tuesday through Thursday from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm.  We look forward to seeing you in class!

Adult Basic Skills

General Information

Have you been thinking of continuing your education?  If so, NOW is a great time to get started at Tillamook Bay Community College with the Adult Basic Skills (ABS/ABE).

This program offers open-enrollment, which means YOU can join the class at any time during the term.  Each term is 11 weeks and the total cost for the entire term, no matter when you enroll, is only $15.  No need to wait until next term.  You can get started TODAY!  

Currently, the morning ABS/GED classes are held Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 12:20 pm and the evening classes are held Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00 pm -7:50 pm.  This allows you to fit school around the rest of your life.  Please check out the current Schedule of Classes to verify the time and location of the class you are interested in taking.

Tillamook Bay Community College is also proud to be partnering with the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Department to offer ABS/GED classes in the jail as well as with parole and probation.  If you know of anyone who could take advantage of this program, please have them contact staff with the Sheriff Department.

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