Enroll in a Community Education Class

Whether your interests lie in foreign language or computers, our community education programs offer non-credit enrichment classes to the general public. Our participants select classes based on a desire for personal development either through learning Spanish or enhancing job opportunities with new or improved computer skills. We even offer customized trainings for businesses. Learn and socialize with other community members in a fun and stimulating environment. Call us today to hear more about our upcoming community education classes.

Short and Suite: An Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite

Join us for this short and sweet introductory computer class to learn about Microsoft Office programs: Word, Publisher, Excel and Powerpoint. The course is designed for students who have basic computer skills who want to know about the basic capabilities of each program. The course includes a half-hour open lab time where students can practice new skills and explore additional program features.

Class Dates: October 1, 3, 8 and 10, 2019 on Tuesdays AND Thursdays from 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Cost: $80

Location: Durango

Beginning Chinese Conversation Club

Are you interested in learning the Chinese language? Please join us in this interactive, club to learn about the Chinese language and culture. The club will be lead by a native speaker who will provide an opportunity for participants to learn some basic information and greetings to converse in Mandarin. This club is suited for those with no or little knowledge of the Chinese language. Pre-registration is required.

Class Dates: October 3 – 24, 2019 on Thursdays from 6 – 7 pm

Cost: $10

Location: Cortez

Beginning Conversation Spanish

Join us for an interactive, fun conversation class to learn Spanish. You will learn vocabulary and phrases to help you learn the Spanish language. This 6-week class is for those with little or no experience with Spanish.

Class Dates: October 10 – November 14, 2019 on Thursdays from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Cost: $80

Location: Durango


Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for all community education classes. Refunds must be requested at least 2 weeks prior to the start of class. Minimum number of students is required for any class to start.

To register:
Print, fill out and mail the class registration form to: 701 Camino Del Rio, Ste. 301 Durango, CO 81301

Mail your check to: Durango Adult Education Center, 701 Camino del Rio, Suite 301, Durango, CO 81301 or PAY ONLINE


Registering at least one week in advance is recommended. Before starting, all new ESL and High School Equivalency students are assessed for class placement.

High School Equivalency (GED & HiSET)
  • Monday – Thursday
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
    5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Monday/Lunes – Thursday/Jueves
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
  • Monday/Lunes – Thursday/Jueves
    5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
High School Equivalency (GED & HiSET) – Cortez 
  • Monday – Thursday
    9:00 am to 3:00 p.m.
English as a Second Language (ESL) – Cortez
  • Monday/Lunes – Thursday/Jueves
    6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
Community Education

Please contact us for dates and times of our upcoming classes.

Winter Closures


Please note that the DAEC closes during winter weather when the Durango School District  closes. Check ahead of time to make sure we are open in severe winter weather.


Please note that the CAEC closes during winter weather when the Montezuma-Cortez School District  closes. Check ahead of time to make sure we are open in severe winter weather.