About Adult Education

Start your college experience today at TCC!

The Adult Education program at Tallahassee Community College offers two exciting courses to help students earn an introductory credential along with skills to successfully enter the workforce.

Our GED preparation course prepares adults of any age to take the GED® test to earn their Florida High School Diploma. For students seeking to learn or improve their English speaking, reading, and writing, the English for Speakers of Other languages (ESOL) course is also offered.

The GED preparation course is offered during the daytime as well as convenient evening classes held at several campus locations in Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla County. An online GED preparation course is also available for students unable to attend the course “in person”.  

ESOL Classes are held at several campus locations and most are available during the daytime, and evening.

For a complete list of course locations and times please click here.


Note: There is a $30 registration fee per term for Adult Education programs.


Leon County 

Gadsden County

Wakulla County

Workforce Development
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304 
Gadsden Center
223 Pat Thomas Parkway
Quincy, FL 32351 
Florida State Hospital 
Mandt Building, 100 Main St.,
Chattahoochee, FL 32324
Gadsden Sheriff's Office Annex
(Old Florida Highway Patrol Office)
18290 Blue Star Highway
Quincy, FL 32351
Wakulla Center
2932 Crawfordville Highway
Crawfordville, FL 32327 

Adult Education Administrative Staff

Tifaney Barnes, Director, Continuing Workforce Education
(850) 201-8617 | barnesti@tcc.fl.edu 

Ashley Cooper, Testing Specialist 
(850) 201-6644 | 

Tonya Hardaway, Career Pathways Specialist 
(850) 201-8043 | hardawat@tcc.fl.edu 

Regina Manning, Staff Assistant
(850) 201-6103 | manninr@tcc.fl.edu 

Antje Meissner,
Program Specialist 
(850) 201-8993 | meissnea@tcc.fl.edu 


Adult Education Instructors

Talia Cotton
GED® Prep Instructor at the Gadsden Annex

Kathy Francis-Belovary
English/ESOL Instructor at TCC Main Campus

Dr. Monica Hayes
English/ESOL Instructor at TCC Main Campus

Melissa Hughes
Online GED® Prep Instructor

Octavius Jackson
GED® Prep Instructor at Florida State Hospital


Brenda Johnson
GED® Prep Instructor at the Gadsden Jail

John O'Malley
English/ESOL Instructor at the Gadsden center

Ken Plummer
GED® Prep Instructor at the TCC Main Campus

Tracy Newsome
GED® Prep Instructor at the Wakulla Center

Christine Williams
GED® Prep Instructor at the Gadsden Center


TCC Division of Workforce Development
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304 

Phone: (850) 201-8760
Fax: (850) 201-8716
Email: AE@tcc.fl.edu