Continuing Education Programs

Congratulations on taking the first step towards personal and professional development! Santa Cruz Continuing Education (SCCCE) has been helping adults achieve their dreams of success for many years, and we’re excited to help you with your educational plan!

Literacy Programs

SCCCE provides comprehensive literacy services to learners 16 years of age and older, not enrolled in a K-12 school. Under the direction of the Arizona Department of Education / Adult Education Services, SCCCE has integrated the states content standards for all programs funded by ABE/ASE.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Adult Basic Education is designed for the learner who wishes to strengthen reading, writing and math. The program offers basic instruction for adults in reading, math and language. 

Adult Secondary Education (ASE)

Adult Secondary Education classes offer instruction to adults who are preparing to pass the Arizona High School Equivalency exam or who desire to enhance essential skills. The program provides instruction in the five content areas of the Arizona High School Equivalency exam: Language Arts, Reading and Writing, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics.

English Language Acquisition for Adults (ELAA)

This program is designed for individuals who want to learn the English language. The ELAA classes are designed to teach the four basic communication skills in ways that relate to everyday life, listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Classes are offered to students whose native language is not English.




Campus Location
Santa Cruz County 
Provisional Community College District
2021 N. Grand Ave
Nogales, AZ 85621

Main Office
Santa Cruz County Continuing Education
610 N. Morley Ave.
Nogales, AZ 85621
Phone: 520-375-7670 


These classes are offered 4 days a week for 10 weeks, with a test at the beginning and end of every quarter. These tests help us establish the level of your academic progress and class placement.


  • Monday through Thursday
  • ABE/ASE:
    • 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Tutoring: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  (program enrolled participants)
  • ELAA:
    • 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 pm.

Class times and locations are subject to change.

Free Classes

Call today to find out how you can take the Arizona High School Equivalency Test Prep Classes or English Language Learners Classes at no cost to you (520) 375-7670.


Students must provide required documentation for establishing a lawful presence in the United States and complete the mandated Verification of Eligibility for Service Form.


It is important to ensure your place in the class. Spaces are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Arizona High School Equivalency Exam

To obtain your Arizona High School Equivalency Diploma you must take the GED® Test which can only be administered by an official at one of over 30 approved testing centers throughout Arizona.

Santa Cruz Center is the only Arizona Department of Education/Adult Education Services authorized testing center in Santa Cruz County. It is located at:

2021 N. Grand Ave.

Nogales, AZ 85621

Phone: 520-394-7180