A number of colleges, universities and special education schools, such as Ed2go and Manchester Adult and Continuing Education, offer classes specifically geared toward adult learners. These classes, often called adult education or continuing education classes, may cover topics as diverse as writing, accounting, science and job skills.
Ed2go.com is an online adult education program that offers short-term courses in several subjects. The website provides courses in conjunction with a number of educational institutions, including the University of Central Missouri, and each course typically lasts about six weeks. Students create their own personal accounts and choose their courses from categories such as healthcare, medicine, college readiness, personal development, design and composition, and technology. Examples of some of the course subjects include personal finance, business and corporate law, creative writing, starting a small business, creating web pages, and publishing. Frequent quizzes test student knowledge and a certificate of completion is available upon successful completion of each course.
Manchester Adult and Continuing Education provides courses in areas such as resume writing and interviewing, Italian vegetarian cooking, maple sugaring in the Berkshires, as well as classes to prepare adults to take the GED and the State of Connecticut diploma.