Continuing Education

GED PROGRAMS- 
Catholic Charities / Education Creates Hope and Opportunity (ECHO)
  • Helps participants to earn a high school diploma or GED while successfully parenting their children

  • Provides support to young parents so they can stay in school

  • For girls up to age 18

  • Free and voluntary

  • Parental consent required

  • Case manager meets with participants individually at school or at home, help them set realistic educational goals, and provide them with guidance and encouragement to meet those goals

1817 Miami St, South Bend, 46613

(574) 234-3111

ccoleman@ccfwsb.org

The Crossing
  • Academics accredited in the state of Indiana

  • Job training in real-world environments

  • Faith-based character education focused on core values

The South Bend Crossing School of Business & Entrepreneurship has merged with the Elkhart ETC campus in Goshen:

1824 Reliance Rd #C Goshen, IN 46526

(574) 226-0671

(574) 343-1878

Campus Hours: 8 am - 3 pm

The Excel Center
  • Tuition free high school for adults

  • Free child care while in class

  • Transportation assistance available

  • Life coach 

  • Post high school placement assistance 

  • College credits and/or career certifications 

2721 Kenwood Ave., South Bend, 46628
Phone: (574) 314-5570

Hope Ministries / Adult Education Program
  • Must be a Hope resident

  • Call to enroll or stop by Hope Ministries

432 S. Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601

(574) 235-4150 ext. 241

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 8:00pm

La Casa de Amistad 
  • English Classes: Tue & Thurs, 6 pm- 8 pm

English classes are held at the MaryCrest Building, 2015 W. Western Ave., South Bend, IN 46619

  • Spanish Classes: There is a one-time-only, $25 registration fee

Offered in partnership with Saint Joseph County Library and the Music Village

  • Citizenship classes

  • Food pantry- Wed, 2 pm- 4:45 pm

3423 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 233- 2120

South Bend Community School Corporation (SBCSC) / Learning
  • Adult Education: Offers free classes for adults who want to complete their High School Equivalency (HSE) (formerly GED)

 

3206 Sugar Maple Business Court, South Bend, IN 46628

(574) 393-5801 

adulted@sbcsc.k12.in.us

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 4:00pm (office hours)

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215 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601

(574) 393-6000 

       

COLLEGE PROGRAMS- 
 
Bethel University / Adult Degrees
  • Degree programs in organizational management, business administration, nursing and other adult programs

  • Flexible and affordable

  • Courses are offered on campus or online

 

1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, 46545

(574) 807-7000

(800) 422-4251​​​

 

ITT Tech
  • Undergraduate program

  • GED or H.S. diploma required, admissions test and ACT or SAT and minimum grades also required

  • Offers degrees in information technology, electronics, drafting & design, and criminal justice

  • Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

 

17390 Dugdale Dr., South Bend, 46635

(574) 247-8300

1 (877) 474-1926

IUSB
  • Undergraduate program- variety of majors offered, financial aid and scholarships available, GED or high school diploma required

  • Extended learning programs-wide range of non-credit classes open to anyone (business classes, communication, HR, computer classes for all levels, etc.)

  • High school diploma or GED may or may not be required depending on the class (not required for computer classes)

 

1700 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, 46615

(574) 520- 4839 (undergrad admissions)

(574) 237-4357 (financial aid)

(574) 520-4261 (extended learning office)

Ivy Tech Community College - South Bend
  • Over 150 Programs in business, fine arts and design, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, public and social services, technology

 

220 Dean Johnson Blvd., South Bend, 46601

(574) 289-7001, ext. 5325

(574) 674-6919, ext. 5325​

Page Index

All Continuing Education resources are listed here in alphabetical order. 

  1. Bethel University / Adult Degrees

  2. Catholic Charities / ECHO

  3. The Crossing

  4. The Excel Center

  5. Hope Ministries / Adult Education Program

  6. ITT Tech

  7. IUSB

  8. Ivy Tech Community College

  9. La Casa de Amistad 

  10. SBCSC / Learning