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Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Workforce Commission website (link opens in a new window)
Has tips on career planning; interviews and resumes; services for layoffs and downsizing, and a free job search function.

English Classes & Job Training

Amarillo Area Adult Literacy Council
2219 S. Van Buren
This program will match a person 16 years old or older wanting to learn to read with a volunteer tutor who will assist. There is a $10 assessment fee. Monday through Thursday. 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. No childcare available.

Amarillo College Community Link English and GED Classes
Register at 2412 N. Grand
Amarillo College website (link opens in a new window)

Bilingual Classes
Paramount Baptist Church

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Childcare available.

Comanche Trail Church of Christ
2700 S.E. 34th
7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Childcare available.

Region 16
1601 S. Cleveland
806-677-5284  8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  or 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. No childcare available.

Conversational English Classes
First Baptist Church
13th & Tyler
Thursday 8:00 a.m. to noon or Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Childcare available.

Challenge Program
Texas 877-822-0050 or 432-836-4648

Texas Challenge Academy website (link opens in a new window)
The Challenge Academy is a volunteer program for 16-18 year old teens that are at risk of dropping out or that have already dropped out of high school. The program is open to all students but requires a 17 1/2 month commitment. It has an accredited high school based on military practices. Cadets will work towards high school credit recovery, obtaining their GED and earn a high school diploma.

Christian Women's Job Corp
1515 S. Buchanan
This is a program that helps women with assistance to get back to the job market. They provide specific skills like communication skills, computer skills, financial management, networking abilities. They are placed with a mentor that gives support and friendship.

Computer Training
Vista College
701 S. Taylor, Suite 190 B  

Vista College website (link opens in a new window)
Courses at Computer Career Center in Amarillo, TX equip students with the education and skills they need to complete certificates in computer technology, office, and healthcare careers.

The certificate training programs enable students just like you to study subjects like advanced technical support, including computer software and security concepts. Certificates in healthcare administration and office administration are also in high demand in this diverse and growing city. CCC enables students to train for certificates in these careers, as well. Large numbers of people and large numbers of businesses in Amarillo, TX need skilled administration professionals to function.

Cornerstone Outreach Job and Computer Training
1111 N. Buchanan
The Computer lab has 10 computer available for computer training classes. Job training also consist of basic interview skills, help with filling out applications and resumes. Job bank is updated weekly.

DAC (Diploma and Certificate) Program
Contact Gina Law at 806-335-4243 or any Amarillo ISD high school counselor.

This is a joint project between the Amarillo Independent School District and Amarillo College. Participants will be able to earn high school credits along with college credits in technical program.

The criteria for the program is: Students will be between 17-25 years old. Students will need to recovery no more thatn 5 credits to gain a diploma. Students must have been enrolled in AISD when they failed to complete the diploma requirements.

English Classes
Church of Christ at Comanche Trail

2700 S.E. 34th
Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nursery and transportation available.

Paramount Baptist Church
3801 S. Western
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nursery and transportation available.

First Baptist Church
12th and Tyler
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to noon, Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Nursery and transportation available.

Washington Avenue Christian Church
3800 S. Washington
Monday 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Books are $10. Transportation provided.

Free English Classes         

Amarillo North Branch Library
1500 Northeast 24th Avenue  
Saturday 10:00 a.m.
Open enrollment throughout the year.

Amigo Center
2303 S. Arthur

Conversational Classes
Monday at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Citizenship classes
Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Grammar Classes (higher level)
Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
No childcare available.
Open enrollment throughout the year.

Comanche Trails (Improve your English)
2700 E 34th Ave
Tuesday 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (runs with school calendar)

You must pre-register and call ahead of time to see if they will provide daycare.

First Baptist Church
1208 South Tyler
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to noon, classes start Sept. 15th.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., classes start Sept.11th.
Childcare available and you must start when the first class starts.

Paramount Baptist Church
3801 South Western St. Building A   
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Classes start September 7th
Childcare available (birth-5)
Open enrollment throughout the year.

Clases de Ingles Gratis

Amarillo North Branch Library
1500 Northeast 24th Avenue  
Sábado 10:00 a.m.
Inscripción abierta todo el ano.

Amigo Center
2303 S. Arthur

Clase Conversacional
Lunes 7:00 p.m. a 9:00 p.m.
Jueves 8:30 p.m. a 10:30 p.m.

Clases de Ciudadanía
Jueves 7:00 p.m. a 8:30 p.m.
Viernes 9:30 a.m. a 11:00 a.m.

Clases de Gramática (nivel alto)
Martes 7:00 p.m. a 9:00 p.m.
No tienen servicios de guardería. 
Inscripción abierta todo el ano.

Comanche Trails (Mejore su Ingles)
2700 E 34th Ave 
Martes 7:00 p.m. a 8:15 p.m. (clases igual que la escuela)
Usted debe registrarse previamente y llame ante
para preguntar si tienen guardería.

First Baptist Church
1208 South Tyler
Jueves 10:00 a.m. a noon, clases empiezan
Domingo 4:00 p.m. a 5:30 p.m., clases empiezan
Usted tiene que empezar el primer día de clases
y hay guardería disponible.

Paramount Baptist Church
3801 South Western St. Building A  
Miércoles 9:30 a.m. a 11:30 a.m.
Miércoles  6:30 p.m. a 8:30 p.m.
Clases empiezan Septiembre 7
Inscripción abierta todo el ano y guardería disponible para niños de 0-5.

Faith City Misstion
1111 N. Buchanan
FCM Programs page (link opens in a new window)

GED Program & Mentoring
They will help with job search and placement. Childcare available.

General GED or ESL Questions
806-677-5280, Keila Sanddridge, ABE Coordinator

HEP Program
(Amarillo Technical Center)   

Amarillo College HEP Program page (link opens in a new window)
GED Preparation and testing for farm and migrant workers. Must be at least 17 and proficient in English. Free room and board, weekly stipends and test will be paid.

Job Corps
1206 W. 7th
806-372-5521 ext. 1665, Bill Spies
Job Corps website (link opens in a new window)

Program for students ages 16 through 24. Industry-based certifications, hands on training, high school and GED programs, housing, meals and medical provided.  Biweekly allowance while they are learning.

Panhandle Community Services
372-2531, Phylllis Cook
If you have students who can't pay for GED tests, PCS can pay for them.

Refugee and Citizenship
Resettlement services that include medical, orientation, employment, housing, transportation, school, social security number. Translation services in 14 languages.

Region 16 area GED TEsting Sites
Region 16 ESC

1601 S. Cleveland
Monday through Thursday

Clarendon College
email - or 

  • Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Test Days: 2nd Monday of each month, 8:00 a.m. to completion
  • Test Fees: $85
  • Retest Fees: $18
  • Spanish Test: Yes

Dalhart ISD GED Testing
email -

  • Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Test Days: 1st Monday and Tuesday of each month, 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Test Fees: $75
  • Retest Fees: $15
  • Spanish Test: Yes

Pampa Class/Clarendon College
Pampa Campus Room 101
Monday & Wednesday 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Perryton Class/Frank Phillips College
Allen Campus
2314 S. Jefferson
Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Frank Phillips College
1301 W. Roosevelt-Classroom 15
Wednesday and Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

City of Amarillo
For employees and family members
823 S. Johnson
Monday & Wednesday
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Hereford Night ClassDeaf Smith Library
 211 E. 4th St
Monday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Richard Milburn Academy
4106 SW 51st
RMA website (link opens in a new window)

This school will take students that are at least a freshman. They work one on one with students. They have morning and afternoon sessions. Students only attend one session.

Wesley Community Center
1615 South Roberts
Wesley Community Center website (link opens in a new window)

They offer a family health clinic, ESL classes, Head Start program, monthly immigration clinics, summer camp programs, evening sports and recreation for youth, youth/teen mentoring, notary services, low cost child care. They also provide Spanish and Sign Language classes.