CARECEN works with the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles and with educational entities to offer adult education through Plaza Comunitaria, a free program that gives adult learners the opportunity to finish their elementary and middle school education through a distance learning program, and Casa Universitaria, which gives them high school and college courses, also through distance learning.
Plaza Comunitaria allows enrolled students to progress at their own pace, at a computer terminal and through the Internet, but with help from CARECEN personnel, who also conduct computer literacy courses. When they complete all the requirements, the students can obtain a graduation certificate from the Mexican Secretary of Public Education, and if they choose, continue with their education.
CARECEN also works with the University of Guadalajara’s distance learning program to offer Casa Universitaria, a sister program that allows students the opportunity to continue on to high school and university studies, conducted in Spanish. Adult students can achieve a high school diploma, a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and even a doctorate, all through the UDGVirtual distance learning program. There are also certificate programs and technical degrees. As students fulfill their requirements, they receive a graduation certificate from the University of Guadalajara, which is accredited in California.
In this program, those who sign up for classes at CARECEN are allowed to pay at the same level as in-state students in Mexico. Normally, the cost would be up to seven times greater without the discount.
There are scholarships available, so sign up!