Adult Education Programs

Adult Education offers additional course options for adults.  The courses are selected based on needs demonstrated by a comprehensive survey.  A special schedule of classes serves the Inmate Education program at the Colusa County jail.  The Community Based English Tutoring (CBET) provides supplemental instruction for developing language fluency for parents and community members who do not speak English.


·         Wildland Fire Academy (starts January 2018) and  taught by Cal Fire staff (Enrollment TBD)


·         HiSET/GED Test preparation: Education Village… Tues & Wednesday, 6pm-9pm, C-3 & Colusa One-Stop Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

·         Childcare for children of Adult Education students: Education Village… Mon.-Thursday, 6pm-9pm, C2

·         Keyboarding, Microsoft Office, & Medical Terminology: Education Village…Tues – Thurs., 8am-4pm, C-3

Wildland Fire Academy

Wildland Fire Academy Brochure

Wildland Fire Academy Application

Frequently Asked Questions

  1.  What Certificates will I receive?               

    • S-130, S-131, S-190, L-180, ICS 100, CPR/first aid, Hazmat FRO & Decon, Confined space awareness, Firefighter Structural Safety & Survival, CALFIRE Basic Firefighter.


  2. When do I need to schedule my screening test?                

    • The coordinator will contact you with a time and date after all the applications have been received.


  3. What if I cannot get my physical before the application deadline?                             

    • Provide a doctor’s note with the date of your physical.


  4. Are all classes mandatory if I already have some of the certificates?         

  • YES


Colusa County Office of Education
ESL (English as a Second Language) and

US Citizenship Test Preparation

Evening classes are held on Monday through Thursday

(Citizenship/ESL), 6pm-9pm, in the Education Village, Room C-1.

Address: 499 Marguerite St., Room C-1, Williams.

Pre-enrollment is not required, you may sign up on the night of your first class. These classes are offered free of charge.

For class information, contact:

Angelica Velazquez, Teacher’s Assistant (530) 473-3387, Dora Maldonado  530-473-1350 ext. 10375 or

Toni Rangel, Administrative Assistant, Education Services 530-473-1350, ext. 10301

English as a Second Language/Civics/Citizenship

This course of instruction is designed to help individuals of limited English proficiency achieve competence in the English language.  The design and delivery of instruction integrate civics education content with ESL instruction as well as a separate civics participation program.  The citizenship portion of this course focuses on literacy skills and utilizes English as a Second Language methodologies as well as other citizenship materials to prepare students to take and pass the USCIS exams. 

Adult Education Inmate Program

This program offers education and vocational training for adult inmates in correctional facilities.   The instruction provided includes: English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), Life Skills, Math and General Educational Development (GED). 

Adult Education Staff

Dora Maldonado-ESL/Citizenship Instructor

Educational Village - Marguerite Road, Williams, CA

Lorraine McBurney -Inmate Education Instructor

Colusa County Jail


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