Art/ESL/GED (Building 11)
Building 11 houses programs as diverse as the students who spend their days here. On the lower floor, you’ll find the Division of the Arts offices, art-student lockers, media arts and fine-arts faculty offices, and expansive gallery spaces. The main gallery and the “Sister” gallery both house exhibits from students, faculty, and visiting artists which are used for art instruction, as well as enjoyment for the public. Whether your medium is paint, charcoal, metal, or the computer printer, you’ll find yourself at home in the lower floor of Building 11.
Heading upstairs, you may feel as though you’ve stepped onto the streets of a major metropolitan area, with a variety of languages swirling in the air. That’s because Building 11 is home to English as a Second Language and Lane’s International Programs. Students from China, Indonesia, Israel, Vietnam, Mexico, and a host of other countries may find their place in the second floor of Building 11 to inquire about Lane’s ESL program, hang out in the International Program offices, or meet an instructor during her office hours.
Another important part of Building 11 is the Adult Basic and Secondary Education program. ABSE, as it is known on campus, helps you develop foundational academic skills that prepare you for taking the GED, improve your skills for the workplace, or prepare you for entering college-level courses. Courses in ABSE are free, and can be a great option to bone-up on academic subjects, such as writing or math, before you even take your placement exams. This could save you time and money if you test directly into college coursework with no need for remedial, tuition-based classes.