Adult Programs

Adult Enrichment Programs

One of the most crucial things you can do to ensure a lifetime of good living is to keep your mind active and engaged. We are pleased to offer a wide variety of classes and activities that are educational, entertaining and enriching. Attend a variety of adult classes and activities through Dassel-Cokato Community Education!

We offer interesting and affordable adult classes in a safe and comfortable environment, and our instructors have a genuine desire to share their knowledge with you. Classes are offered on weekday evenings and some weekends at the high school/middle school complex, one of our two elementary schools or another off-site location in our community. We also share some courses with Litchfield Community Education and some classes are offered in Litchfield as well.

Classes and activity schedules range from single sessions to several weeks. Prices vary depending upon the type of class and number of weeks the class is scheduled to meet.

Make new friends and experience the joy of learning with others!

Adult Basic Education Programs

Do you or anyone you know want to:

Get a GED?

Prepare for work or get a better job?

Learn or improve your English skills?

We can help!

We understand the challenges of the adult learner and we will do everything we can to help you achieved your goals. All students set their own goals and work at their own pace. Whatever your past experience with school has been, forget it! At our programs you set your own pace for learning and we provide you with the tools and staff to give you a great educational experience. You deserve the respect and dedication we offer. The following programs are available to adults at NO CHARGE.

Adult Basic Education - ABE

ABE classes are designed to help learners in the areas of reading, writing, math, communication, and computer skills. Experienced teachers will work with you one on one to create a plan that works for you to succeed. All programs are individualized and you proceed to the next level whenever you are ready.

Looking for Instructors

Do you have a special talent or hobby that you would like to share with others? We are always looking for new instructors. For more information, call 320-286-4120 or download an instructor application, complete and mail to Dassel-Cokato Community Education, 4852 Reardon Ave SW, Suite 1400, Cokato, MN 55321.

General Educational Development - GED

What do the GED Tests measure? The Tests of General Educational Development (GED Tests) consist of five tests which measure achievement in subject areas associated with a high school program of study. The five tests are: Writing, Social Studies, Science, Reading and Mathematics. The tests are taken by people who have not graduated from high school and who wish to demonstrate a level of educational achievement sufficient to earn a high school credential. The tests are administered regularly at more than 3,000 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Dassel-Cokato is not a testing site but the instructors have information regarding area testing sites, locations, hours, fees and testing requirements.

Practice makes perfect! In addition to strengthening the areas you need most, teachers will offer test taking tips and practice tests. After you take the practice tests and build your confidence, you are ready to pass the GED test. You can plan on success and we will help you get there.

English as a Second Language for Adults - ESL

These classes are for non-English speaking students, who want to improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. ESL classes give learners the skills they need to communicate and work in our community. Student progress at their own pace.

Where can ABE, GED and ESL Classes be found?

These FREE classes are held at:

Dassel-Cokato Area Learning Center

Coldwell Banker Saber Realty Building

290 Cokato St., East,

Cokato, MN 55321

(next to Cenex on Hwy. 12)

Current Schedule:

Tuesdays, 5:00-8:00 pm

No pre-registration necessary. The center is staffed during those hours and students can come and go any time during that time period.

Questions: Call Glacial Lakes Consortium:

320-231-8492 ext. 6334

Give us your Feedback!

We are always interested in hearing back from our students. Evaluation forms are available from the instructor at the completion of most of our courses or download a participant evaluation form, complete and mail to Dassel-Cokato Community Education, 4852 Reardon Ave SW, Suite 1400, Cokato, MN 55321. You are always welcome to call our office with your comments or concerns as well. Call 320-286-4120.

Give the Gift of Learning

Looking for that perfect gift to give? We offer gift certificates for any of our classes and activities. Gift certificates can be purchased for any dollar amount. Call 320-286-4120 for details.