About the ALC

Mission Statement

The Manhattan Adult Learning Center prepares individuals to pursue goals in higher education and career advancement through collaborative instruction and increased community involvement.

Vision Statement

The Manhattan Adult Learning Center will be the catalyst for transformation in Adult Education in the state of Kansas by pioneering innovative instructional practices and resources that advance student participation in an ever-changing dynamic global population.


In making decisions to advance the mission of Manhattan Area Technical College, the faculty and staff value:

  • Integrity – being accountable for our actions
  • Student-centered instruction – addressing the needs of our students
  • Relevant program content – applying industry recommendations
  • Quality performance – striving for excellence

Service Territory

Since its establishment, Manhattan Adult Learning Center has primarily served an area of Kansas that includes citizens and communities in fourteen counties including Clay, Dickinson, Geary, Marshall, Morris, Nemaha, Pottawatomie, Riley, Wabaunsee, and Washington. The ALC provides basic education, GED Test preparation, and English as a Second Language services to students from communities all over Kansas as well as other states.