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Continuing Education

Continuing Education at the Clarinda Center offers community members the opportunity to gain knowledge in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. For example, students can take classes in fitness and gardening for recreation; personal finance and computers for personal development; and insurance, real-estate and CPR for license recertification. See upcoming CE classes.

English Language Learners (ELL)

The Clarinda Campus offers special tutoring sessions for those individuals interested in learning the English language. These free classes, taught in English, are available for anyone of any nationality. For more information contact the Clarinda Campus at 712-246-1499.


The Clarinda Campus offers GED instruction and testing to qualified individuals. A qualified instructor assesses each individual student to determine strengths and a starting level which results in an individualized instruction plan focused on the student’s needs. Iowa Western Community College offers GED testing in several Southwest Iowa locations.

GED class schedule:

Monday and Wednesday evenings 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

GED Testing Schedule:

Note: Students must have instructor approval to test