• "This is the saddest day in the 50 year history of UCC. Our hearts go out to every student, every employee, and every family touched by this tragedy.

    "I want to thank all of our friends and neighbors who have dropped everything to help us. Over the next weeks, we will come together to accept offers of help and care so that we can assist one another."

    -Dr. Rita Cavin
    UCC Interim President

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  • Need to talk? Community partners have come together to provide support and sharing with UCC students, faculty and staff.

    Mental health professionals are offering no-cost grief sharing: 9am-8pm through Thursday at the Ford Foundation, 1600 NW Stewart Pkwy; and the Community Health Alliance, 201 Medical Loop.

    Beginning Monday, Oct 5, grief sharing will be available on campus, 7:30am - 5pm in the cafeteria.

    The Community Health Alliance is staffing a 24-hour hotline at 541-440-3532 or 800-866-9780.

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  • Want to help?

    The Greater Douglas United Way is accepting donations via text and online: http://www.gduway.org/UCCgive

    The Umpqua Community College Foundation is accepting donations online and by mail: https://www.umpqua.edu/scholarships-donations

    We strongly recommend that donors cast a careful eye when considering other funds, as some are not based at charitable organizations and might apply high administrative fees. Also, unfortunately, at times like these, there are unscrupulous people who will set up false accounts.

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  • Stay up-to-date on the latest developments.

    A tribute to the victims: http://tinyurl.com/pe74yz4

    Campus is OPEN to registered students, faculty and staff ONLY the week of Monday, Oct. 5.

    All classes and campus events are cancelled until Oct. 12.

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Adult Basic Skills Development

Would you like to be the best you can be?

Woolley CenterIf you don't have a high school diploma or GED, or you need some extra help in reading, writing, or math, the faculty and staff members of the Adult Basic Education program at Umpqua Community College are ready and willing to help you.

  • Improve your reading skills
  • Learn to speak English
  • Study math
  • Enhance your job skills
  • Write a resume
  • Learn computer skills
  • Prepare for the GED
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Adult Basic Skills Programs

The Adult Basic Skills Department at UCC is staffed by dedicated, knowledgeable professionals. We can help you improve your reading, writing and math skills, prepare for the GED test, or get tutoring in English as a second language.

GED and ESL classes have very low tuition rates, and are open to adults 16 and older. For information or to find out how to enroll, please call the Adult Education Department at 541-440-4603.

The Adult Education program at The Woolley Center is one of the few programs in Oregon to be awarded a charter from the National Adult Education Honor Society.

Hours & Information

Adult Basic Skills Development
Woolley Center
1634 W. Harvard Ave
Roseburg OR, 97471
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Phone: 541-440-4603

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