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.

Google Basics Computer Class

Learn to use Google’s free, online applications. This class is geared toward adult learners interested in learning digital literacy skills needed for today’s work environment.
Students will learn to use online tools to better manage projects. The class will cover Google Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides.

Class Dates: April 16, 18, 13 & 25, 2019 on Tuesday & Thursday from 5:30 – 7 pm

Cost: $60

Location: Durango

Beginning Conversation Spanish

Join us for an interactive, hands-on class to jump start your Spanish language skills. You will learn basic vocabulary to communicate your needs and you will be coached on how to continue to improve your Spanish language studies. This 4- week class is for those with little or no knowledge of Spanish and is an ideal way for you to practice your Spanish in preparation for a summer trip. Start speaking Spanish after the first class!

Class Dates: April 8-29, 2019 on Mondays from 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Cost: $75

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.