English as a Second Language (ESL)

Beginning and intermediate English language skills for adults whose first language is not English. 

High School Plus Diploma (HS+)

Adults age 18+ without a high school diploma can take classes and earn a BBCC high school diploma

Open Doors Program (ODP)

Young adults, ages 16-21, who want an opportunity to earn a high school diploma in a college environment.

General Education Diploma (GED) Preparation

Adults age 18+ without a high school diploma can take classes and prepare for the GED exam series.

Additional Services

  • High School Equivalency (HEP) Program – provides additional support and resources to migrant and seasonal farmworkers (spouse and dependents included) enrolled in HS+ and GED completion programs.
  • Workforce Education Services –  provides guidance, support, and financial assistance for students in basic education and workforce education programs (non-transfer degrees)
  • William C. Bonaudi Library – located in the Advanced Technology Education Center (ATEC), Building 1800
  • English Writing Center – provides both BEdA and college-level students assistance with writing projects (located in the Library)
  • Career Services – assists current, prospective and former students with exploring off-campus employment opportunities

Questions? Call us at (509) 793-2304 (English or Spanish) or email 

Remember to always leave us a contact number so we can return your call promptly! 


Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) Contact

Our staff speaks Spanish, Russian, Ukranian and English

BEdA Faculty/Staff
Carmen Ramirez headshot

Ramirez, Carmen

HEP Educational Planner
Heimark, Jeffrey

Heimark, Jeffrey

BEdA Associate Faculty
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Corrales, Prisma

BEdA Associate Faculty
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Bortz, Jody

BEdA Director
(509) 793-2331
Tessa Swensen headshot

Swensen, Tessa

BEdA Associate Faculty
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Franco, Olga

BEdA Educational Planner
Diana Viafana

Villafana, Diana

HEP Grant Manager
(509) 793-2401
Nadine Szablya headshot

Szablya, Nadine

BEdA Associate Faculty
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Mar-Nicholson, Alec

BEdA Faculty
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Johnson, Barbi

BEdA Administrative Assistant
(509) 793-2301
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Jensen, Lachelle

BEdA Associate Faculty
Rosemary Parsons

Parsons, Rosemary

BEdA Faculty
(509) 793-2304
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Reichel-Elliot, Nicole

BEdA Associate Faculty
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Couright, Caren

BEdA Program Coordinator
(509) 793-2037
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Nicholson, Enedelia

BEdA Associate Faculty
Dourte Melinda

Dourte, Melinda

Executive Assistant to the President, BEdA Associate Faculty
(509) 793-2001
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Wall, Matthew

BEdA Associate Faculty
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Milligan, Ammon

Director of Residence Halls And Residential Life/BEdA Associate Faculty
Michael Da Ponte

Da Ponte, Michael

BEdA Site Coordinator
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Perry, Mystina

BEdA Associate Faculty

Barrios, Mildred

BEdA Site Coordinator
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Pinckard, Devin

BEdA Associate Faculty
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Lopez, Miguel

BEdA Associate Faculty
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Roylance, Matthew

BEdA Associate Faculty

Aquino, Ana

BEdA Program Assistant
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Trujillo, Jorge

BEdA Associate Faculty
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Antoshkina, Mariia

BEdA Program Assistant

Alva, Karla

BEdA/WES Program Assistant

Hopkins, Theo

BEdA Site Coordinator
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Milligan, Abinadi

BEdA Education Planner
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