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Adult Education

The mission of the RPCC Adult Education program is to engage, educate, and empower communities of adult learners by advancing literacy skills and employment opportunities to achieve a better quality of life.

All Adult Education services are FREE of charge. Day and Night Classes are available! Face-to-Face and Online Classes are available! Scholarships are also available to current and prior Adult Education students. 

RPCC WRU has Adult Education Centers in Ascension, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, and Iberville parishes. Individuals living outside of these parishes may attend classes at any of our centers as well.


  • High School Equivalency Classes- A program designed for adults seeking to ascertain their high school equivalency who require additional reading, math, and English competencies.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes- English Second Language: A program designed to help adults with limited English proficiency achieve competence in the English language.
  • Reading Intervention: A reading program utilizing an award-winning evidence-based intervention package designed for adults learning with low reading competency. All Adult Education students reading at or below a sixth-grade level will be required to participate in reading intervention before proceeding to the high school equivalency program.
  • Community Education: A short course (less than 8 hours) of an allowable activity under WIOA, such as job readiness, digital literacy, and health or financial literacy, to prepare students for continuing education or entry to employment.
  • Accuplacer Prep: A program for individuals preparing for the English, Math, and Reading Accuplacer. 
  • Academic Tutoring: A program designed to aid current RPCC students with English and Math skills and incoming RPCC students in preparation for college-level English and Math courses.

View the Adult Education Guide

Click Here to view the Adult Education Guide

Upcoming Orientation Class Dates:

Gonzales & Reserve: (Required to attend both days, bring a picture ID)

  • July 10th and July 12th
  • July 24th and July 26th
  • August 14th and August 16th
  • August 28th and August 30th
  • September 11th and September 13th
  • September 25th and September 27th 
  • October 9th and October 11th 
  • October 23rd and October 25th
  • November 13th and November 15th 
  • November 27th and November 29th
  • December 11th and December 13th 

St Charles and Westside: (Required to attend both days, bring a picture ID)

  • July 10th and July 12th 
  • August 14th and August 16th 
  • September 11th and September 13th
  • October 9th and October 11th 
  • November 13th and November 15th 
  • December 11th and December 13th

For Evening Class Orientation, contact the campus for information. 

Please call or email before visiting one of our locations:

Or email

(225) 743-8672


St. Charles 


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Campus Locations

Gonzales Campus
925 W. Edenborne Parkway
Gonzales, LA. 70737

Reserve Campus
181 Regala Park Road
Reserve, LA. 70084

St. Charles Campus
13145 HWY 90
Boutte, LA. 70039

Westside Campus
25250 Tenant Road
Plaquemine, LA. 70764


River Parishes Community College is committed to collaboration, accountability, respect & inclusion,
excellence, and sustainability.

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