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New student registration for the Winter session begins December 7th. To schedule an assessment contact Judy Robinson or call 434-961-5461 for more information.  

Thomas Jefferson Adult Career Education


TJACE Winter Schedule 2021
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TJACE @PVCC strives to offer the best instruction to area adults by helping them enhance their core academic skills to get their high school diploma or GED,  improve English Language Skills for speakers of other languages (ESL), and prepare for their next career step through integrated education and training programs.  

The TJACE @PVCC goal is to provide quality services and convenient access to these adult education services.

TJACE @PVCC serves more than 600 adults in Central Virginia, which includes the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, and the City of Charlottesville.

How do I get started? 

Sign up for an Assessment Session to Register for Classes

TJACE @PVCC wants to get you into the class that best meets your needs. Your first step to get into the right class is to come to TJACE @PVCC for an assessment. All new students must take an assessment prior to starting class. 

During your assessment, you’ll meet with a TJACE @PVCC advisor and register for classes. 

How Much Do Classes Cost?

All classes are free for the Winter 2021 session. The NEDP program cost is $500.00; scholarships are available for reduced tuition.

TJACE Programs

Career-Focused Training



PIVA 4work logoIf You Are...

  • Interested in beginning a career in customer service?
  • Wanting a job but need skills to put on a job application?
  • Wanting to earn an industry-recognized certificate to share with employers?
  • Wanting to improve your academic and computer skills for the workplace?

Learn more and register.

High School Flex (GED and NEDP) 
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Request Information

Complete and submit the information request form to learn more about TJACE @PVCC classes and programs.  


Becky Payton VAACE Teacher of the Year

Becky Payton Wins Teacher of the Year Award

The Virginia Association for Adult and Continuing Education (VAACE) has announced that Becky Payton is the winner of the 2020 Joan E.D. Kushnir Teacher of the Year Award for Adult Education. One adult education teacher in the entire state of Virginia is selected for this prestigious annual award. Congratulations Becky!

Upcoming Events

Volunteers Needed

ESL class annual scarf sale
Students in the evening ESL class participate in an annual scarf sale to practice English

Attention community members and students: We need you! Do you have some spare time? ALC needs volunteers to assist in the classrooms, with special projects and events. Day and evening times are available. For more information, call Cherry at 434.961.5465 or email

“I always walk away with the feeling that I just helped someone achieve something she could not have achieved on his or her own.” —Volunteer