Adult Education

BRTC’s Adult Education program offers a variety of classes available to all adults age 18 or older.  Individuals aged 16 and 17 years must meet academic qualifications, have parental approval, and obtain a release from the last school attended or submit an Arkansas Home School Intent Form for the current school year.

Students enrolled in Adult Education classes are enriched through a wide range of available studies and have the opportunity to review or learn new skills necessary for career or educational improvement.



302 West Second Street
Corning, AR  72422
(870) 857-5364


1105 W. Court Street, Suite C
Paragould, AR 72450
(870) 240-0332


1410 Hwy. 304 East
Pocahontas, AR  72455
(870) 248-4130

Walnut Ridge

Walnut Ridge Community Center
504 SE Southern Ave.
Walnut Ridge, AR  72476
(870) 886-2059

The Adult Education Program at Black River Technical College has as a foundation the belief that knowledge is the key to improving the quality of life. Education puts students in  touch with the world around them, develops self-knowledge and  promotes meaningful  decision-making. The Adult Education Program attempts to increase student understanding  of the value of education in gaining knowledge and developing skills necessary  for a successful future.

BRTC Adult Education instructors seek to meet the needs of students and  accommodate all learning styles through a variety of teaching methods and classroom resources:

  • computer-aided instruction
  • video and audio instruction
  • teacher-led small group instruction
  • teacher-assisted individual instruction

A learning plan, based on an individual’s preferred learning style, is developed for each student upon enrollment, thus allowing the student to begin at an appropriate educational level and to progress at his or her own pace.

ESL classes are available at all Adult Education Centers during regularly scheduled hours.

Our Adult Education Team