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Adult Education Center Hours 
May 18 - May 21: Monday -
Thursday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

May 26 - July 31: Monday -
Thursday, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Closed Memorial Day, May 25

For more information, call
(505)925-8900 or email Tina Newby.

Funded in part by the New Mexico
Higher Education Department.

UNM-Valencia Campus does not discriminate with regard to race, culture, ancestry, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or handicap in their programs or hiring practices.


The Adult Education Center provides adults with an opportunity to continue their education by gaining skills to pass the GED exam, prepare for post-secondary education or learn English as a Second Language. Instructional services include classes on and off campus, individual and small group tutoring, and computer assisted instruction, including online instruction. Classes are offered in short, five-week sessions and other services are on-going. Registration and skills assessment are required. Services are offered on an open entry/open exit basis. Students can register throughout the year on a drop-in basis at the Learning Center at UNM-Valencia Campus, and they can participate in the program until their goals are met.

Services include:

  • GED Preparation (in English and Spanish) for persons seeking a high school diploma.
  • Preparation for postsecondary education for adults performing below a 12th grade level.
  • Reading and writing instruction for persons wanting to improve basic literacy skills.
  • English as a Second Language for non-native speakers of English wishing to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability.
  • Citizenship instruction for persons wanting to become United States citizens.

The Adult Education Center works as a partner with the Valencia County Literacy Council. The literacy program manages volunteer tutors who provide one-to-one and small group instruction for persons who cannot read and write or who cannot speak English well. The council also offers family literacy services.

The Adult Education Center’s services are designed for adults. Sixteen and seventeen year-olds may be accepted into the program if they have a withdrawal form from the high school last attended before enrolling in the program. In addition, a parent or guardian must be present at time of registration to complete an Underage Agreement Form in order for sixteen and seventeen year-olds to receive services from the Adult Education Center.

Finding the Adult Education Center:

Map of UNM VC in Relation to Los Lunas and Belen
Map to the Campus

Map of UNM VC Campus
The Adult Education Center is in the Learning Resource Center


Floor plan of Learning Resources Building

The Adult Education Center is roughly in the middle of the Learning Resources Center

UNM-VC Adult Education Center 280 La Entrada Rd. Los Lunas, NM 87031 (505) 925-8900