Education that Opens Doors
The Arlington Public Library, in conjunction with Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County, offers classes to help you learn English, finish your high school diploma, find a better job, or learn a new skill. All of our classes are taught in person with a few selected classes offered online and are free of charge to all Tarrant County residents.
The Adult Education team is committed to student success. All of our programs increase the opportunities and prosperity of the diverse community we serve.
Adult Education at the Arlington Public Library
100 S. Center St.
2nd floor, room: Adult Education
Complete an interest form to be notified about future classes.
The Arlington Public Library in conjunction with Texas Workforce Solutions offers free ESL classes for adult residents of Tarrant County. To enroll in our classes, you must attend a registration session. At registration, you will fill out intake forms and take a placement exam. Once you have completed enrollment, our staff will review the results to place you in the correct class. Our classes are taught as immersive English classes and are not dual language classes. We offer both morning and evening class and have levels 1-4.
The Arlington Public Library in conjunction with Texas Workforce Solutions offers free HSE classes for adult residents of Tarrant County. Our classes prepare students for four tests required for the General Educational Development (GED) Certificate. At the registration, you will fill out intake forms and take a placement exam. We only offer classes in English and are in-person classes. For the next registration available, please click here.
For students who already have their high school diploma or equivalency and meet the requirements of the program, free career training is available. Current career training programs include: • Bookkeeping with Quickbooks Certification • CDL Class A Truck Driving • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist • Certified EKG Technician • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant • Certified Nurse Aide • Certified Phlebotomy Technician • Certified Translator & Interpreter • Patient Care Technician • Information Technology Networking & Security For more information and for requirements to qualify, call 817-402-7555.
We have several programs available to help students learn computer skills. • Northstar Digital Literacy helps students earn certificates recognizing their computer skills. • The library also offers computer training classes in English and Spanish such as keyboarding and basic computer skills. • The library also offers a six week course called DigitALL which addresses computer basics such as hardware, online platforms, and internet safety.
This course is designed to help non-native speakers of English prepare for U.S. citizenship. Students review and practice basic writing conventions and reading skills in this course. They also learn about U.S. history, government, and geography fundamentals. Classes are taught in English.
Adult students who need help with basic skills, such as reading, are encouraged to reach out to us to be a part of our Adult Basic Education program. Students will be paired with a volunteer who will work one on one with the student to help them meet their goals. Availability is subject to tutor availability. To be put on a list for an available tutor, please fill out the interest form.