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Adult Learning Center StaffThe Adult Learning Center at Casper College is located in the Casper College Werner Technical Center. We offer free assistance to out-of-school adult students, 16 years old and older, who need to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills in order to reach their educational and employment goals. Educational services are also available to speakers of other languages.

Services we provide include:Follow us!

  • Adult Basic Education
  • High School Equivalency Preparation
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

All services are free and open to the public.
These services are state and federally funded through adult education and literacy programs administered by the Wyoming Community College Commission.

Students can work at home, in the center, or both. Those requiring intensive individualized instruction could be placed with a Literacy Volunteers of Casper tutor. (See Literacy Volunteers of Casper information accessible from the tab above.) More information is available online about ProLiteracy America.

Adult Basic Education includes:

  • Basic writing
  • Basic math
  • Basic reading
  • Computer literacy skills

The initial assessment given to students is the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), which indicates skills mastered and skills needing  improvement. The complete battery of tests takes approximately four hours to complete.

Instruction is:

  • Self-paced
  • Tailored to the learner's skill levels and goals

High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation includes:

  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Language Arts, Reading
  • Math
  • Language Arts, Writing (including an essay component)

High school equivalency certificate-bound students are required to attend a new student orientation. The orientations provide students with general information about program requirements and HSE testing. For more information, call 307-268-2230.

The initial assessment given to students is the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), which indicates skills mastered and skills needing  improvement. The complete battery of tests takes approximately four hours to complete.

The State of Wyoming requires 16 and 17 year olds to apply for an age waiver before they are authorized to take a HSE test. Refer to the Wyoming Community College Commission site for more information.


Instruction in U.S. government and history necessary to pass the U.S. citizenship test. Students must have a basic knowledge of reading, writing, and speaking English, and should be one year from applying for citizenship. Call 307-268-2230 for more information.

English as a Second Language:

Assessment and instruction for students whose native language is not English. Individual and small group instruction is available for all levels of survival English. There is no charge for this service. Call 307-268-2230 for more information.

    Casper College Campus
    Werner Technical Center, Room 105

No classes are held through the summer semester.

  • Rick Burgin - Adult Learning Center Computer Lab Instructor
    • Phone: (307) 268-2664
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  • Connie Colman - Adult Learning Center Instructor
    • Phone: (307) 268-2128
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  • Chelse DePaolo-Lara - Director
    • Phone: (307) 268-3036
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  • Melody Dugan - Office Assistant
    • Phone: (307) 268-2230
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  • Maggie McGee - Adult Learning Center Instructor
    • Phone: (307) 268-2453
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  • Kelsee Miller - Adult Learning Center Instructor
    • Phone: (307) 268-2895
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  • Sue Sigler - Adult Learning Center Instructor
    • Phone: (307) 268-3040
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ESL Students in a typical class settingEnglish as a Second Language for students desiring to learn to improve their English skills in:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

Classes are taught individually and in small groups according to skill level. New students can register on site. An assessment, the Basic English Skills Test Plus (BEST+), is administered to determine appropriate placement in the class.

Classes are located at the Casper College campus, Werner Technical Center, Room 105.


  • Fall Semester
    (Pre-registration is required and will be held 30 minutes prior to class.)
    • Monday - Thursday, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Tuesday and Thursday, 6 - 8 p.m.

    • Spring Semester
      (Pre-registration is required and will be held 30 minutes prior to class.)
      • Monday - Thursday, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
      • Tuesday and Thursday, 6 - 8 p.m.

  • Summer
    (No classes are held during the summer.)

Adult Miscellaneous Useful Links:


Can I study online?

Although you can do most of your studying online, you’ll still need to visit The Adult Learning Center at Casper College to get set up. If you are interested in developing your basic skill areas and already have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate, you can come in any time we are open to get started in the program. If you are a prospective high school equivalency student, you’ll need to attend a new student orientation. For more information call 307-268-2230.

To get started:

All students must take a pre-test to determine their instructional needs. After visiting with an advisor and getting acquainted with the online software program, we will set you up to study in any of the following areas from home:

Rick Burgin, ABE/GED Instructor, in the computer labBasic skill areas:

  • Reading
  • Language and writing
  • Basic math
  • Intermediate math
  • Pre-algebra
  • Algebra
  • Science I & II
  • Social Studies I & II
  • Information skills
  • Workforce readiness

If you're an approved distance education student, you can access your assignments here:

For more information, please contact Rick Burgin.

Each year we are honored to present the awards for this year’s graduating class. You can’t imagine how hard it is each year to pick out just one recipient as we meet so many unique and wonderful people that are deserving of the awards.

  • 2014 Achievement Award -- Linda Treto
  • This person participated in the high school equivalency program for several years. She made a plan. Her first step was to master the math test. She attended the In 2 Win math class in the fall of 2012, she put in the hours and worked tirelessly, and when she took the math test, she passed!!
    Her next strategy was to attack the writing test. She took In 2 Win classes in language but had to stop out of the center program because she had to care for her niece. Unwilling to allow a bump in the road to deter her from completing her goal, she began working on Skills Tutor, a computer program, from home and took the language GED test, and passed that, too!

    Her last strategy was to add a Literacy Volunteers of Casper tutor to her course of study with the intention of having her tutor help her with the three reading tests. These two worked diligently, and low and behold, Linda Treto passed her GED.

  • 2014 Student Achievement Award -- Terry Brown

    This student spent a few years studying for the high school equivalency certificate. This student completed the entire test except math. He self-reported that he kept putting that test off, getting frustrated, and saying “to heck with it.”

    He knew he needed to get a GED and the only one who was going to do it was him. He buckled down and realized it wasn’t that bad after all. He realized that math was quite fascinating; as a welder, his job was based on math.

    Just before the GED was about to change in December, Terry Brown passed the last test that loomed so large. The staff was impressed with Terry because he worked hard all day long, but came in at night to work on the hardest test when he might not have been his sharpest.

    It was a huge accomplishment when Terry passed the GED.

  • 2014 Student of the Year -- Tevin Reams

    The Student of the Year Award goes to a student who has been a great joy to work with. He has worked very hard over the course of two and a half years, in spite of difficult times. This student was involved in an accident when he was a young teen, and as a result, he was in a coma with a severe brain injury. His family was not sure if he would live, let alone be able to complete school. When he awoke from the coma, he could not walk, he could not feed himself. He did not know his parents. He said he knew they were important to him but was not sure how. He had to relearn everything. It was an extensive recovery.

    He came to the Adult Learning Center when he was 19 years old. He said here he felt like a person, not a number. Learning was hard for him.

    Although he showed great ability, it was difficult for him to complete the tests in the allotted time. At one point he stated to one of the instructors that he was tired of “jumping through the hoops.” In spite of all this, he was always pleasant with our instructors, even when, by his own admission, he was overwhelmed and wanted to quit. He never did give up. This student is very deserving of the Student of the Year Award. I would like to present this award to Tevin Reams.

  • August 25-28, 8 a.m.-noon, ESL registration
  • August 28, 1 p.m., Literacy Volunteers of Casper Board meeting
  • August 29, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., volunteer and tutor meet and greet

  • September 2, 9 a.m., 1 and 6 p.m., orientation
  • September 8, citizenship classes begin
  • September 15, In 2 Win session 1 classes begin
  • September 29-October 1, Fall Institute (center closed)
  • October 7, 9 a.m., 1 and 6 p.m., orientation
  • October 20, In 2 Win session 2 classes begin

  • November 4, 9 a.m., 1 and 6 p.m., orientation
  • November 19, Holiday Open House

  • December 2, 9 a.m., 1 and 6 p.m., orientation

Click here to visit the ProLiteracy website!Literacy Volunteers of Casper (LVC) is an affiliate of ProLiteracy America. Volunteers are recruited throughout Natrona County and are placed individually with students who need extra help in basic skills or English as a Second Language. Often students are unable to come to the center because of conflicts with jobs, daycare, or transportation. Tutors can be placed with these students and can help them work towards meeting their educational goals. Students meeting with volunteer tutors will meet in safe public locations.

All LVC tutors must go through an approved tutor training workshop in Basic Literacy or English as a Second Language, prior to being placed as tutors. Workshops are generally offered in the fall semester and are conducted by certified ProLiteracy America trainers. For more information on becoming a member of Literacy Volunteers of Casper call 307-268-2230.

18th Open House and Theme Basket Auction

The Casper College Adult Learning Center and Literacy Volunteers of Casper recently held its 18th Open House and Theme Basket Auction to raise funds for student/tutor activities. We would like to thank the following Casper donors for giving to our theme basket silent auction:

  • 12 / 24 Club
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Casper College Thunderbirds
  • Casper Fire Department
  • Casper Golf Club
  • Casper Surgical Center
  • Cheese Barrel
  • Cottage Café
  • Donells Candies and Ice Cream
  • El Mark-o Lanes
  • Hogadon
  • HQ Southern BBQ
  • Movie Palace, Inc.
  • Mrs. Wyoming 50's, Terry Hlibichuk
  • Natrona County Parks Department
  • Natrona County Public Library
  • Nicolaysen Art Museum
  • Olive Garden
  • Parkway Plaza Hotel
  • Pizza Ranch
  • Poor Boy’s Steakhouse
  • Red Lobster
  • Rotaract of Casper
  • Senator Barasso
  • Senator Enzi
  • Silver Fox Restaurant
  • Sunrise Coffee Café
  • Timberline Hospitalities
  • WLC Engineering
  • Wonder Bar
  • Wyoming Food for Thought
  • Wyoming Symphony Orchestra

We would like to thank: Sheridan Holiday Inn and Convention Center, and Powder Horn Golf Course in Sheridan for their donations.

Also, we would like to thank the following Jackson Hole area donors: The Antler Inn, National Museum of Wildlife Art, and Triangle X-Ranch.

We would also like to thank the following Deadwood, South Dakota donors: Midnight Star Casino, Days of ’76 Museum, First Gold Hotel, and Gold Dust Entertainment, and Saloon 10.

Without the generous support of the above merchants, our fundraiser would not have been the success it was.

Click on the following links for more information:


LVC's Tutor Volunteers
2014-15 Literacy Volunteers of Casper

Literacy Volunteers of Casper
Board of Directors:

  • Laura Driscoll, Casper College
  • Andy Losasso, Casper Workforce Center
  • Jim Zierden, Natrona County School District
  • Betsy O'Neil, Natrona County Public Library
  • Andie Bowden, Wyoming Family Literacy
  • Ernie Nichols, Natrona County Detention Center
  • Ron Morris, Community Representative
  • Clif McCrady, Community Action Partnership of Natrona County
  • Nicky Harper, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Chelse DePaolo-Lara, Adult Learning Center at Casper College
  • Recorder: Melody Dugan, Adult Learning Center at Casper College

For information regarding Casper College WorkKeys testing: Go to the Academic Testing Center, and click on the WorkKeys tab.

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