To help you reach overall economic self sufficiency through education

To help you reach overall economic self sufficiency through education
FACILITY CLOSED
NOTICE: Based on the Governor’s recommendation and the closure of Rapid City schools, it has been determined that the Career Learning Center and all classes and activities will be CLOSED until Friday, May 1st.
The status of our office closure will be re-evaluated at that time.
There will be staff available to contact by phone: 605-394-5120
Thank you for your continued understanding and patience.
CLC Testing Center Closed
The CLC Testing center will be CLOSED starting Monday, March 23rd until we re-evaluate on Friday, MAY 1st. Please check your emails for official notifications from your testing company. Please contact the testing company you signed up with to reschedule. All funds will be transferable.
Adult Education/GED Students
If Adult Education/GED students need supplies such as paper, pencils, or are interested in study/online study materials, please contact Stephenie Rittberger at 605-440-0034.

Career Learning Center of The Black Hills

South Dakotans work hard. They turn to BHSSC’s Education and Workforce Development division for education that will allow them to work in jobs that make economic self-sufficiency possible. The Career Learning Center of the Black Hills in Rapid City is the base for division activities, but they happen also in communities throughout the Black Hills.

Participants enroll in job specific training, GED® preparation classes, adult basic education, English as a Second Language instruction, computer and keyboarding classes, alternative high school learning, and the National Farmworker Jobs Program. They can experience community education, gain National Career Readiness Certification and career counseling, and test for professional certification and licensure.

Education & Training

GED®, ESL, Common Sense Parenting classes, Birth to 3, After School & NFJP.

Community Education Courses

Live and Learn! We offer a variety of courses to enhance your lifestyle and feed your interests.

Driver’s Education

Offering driver educations courses for the new driver.

Career Preparation

A variety of services to help you prepare for the workforce.

Community Education Courses

Live and Learn! We offer a variety of courses to enhance your lifestyle and feed your interests.

Education & Training

GED®, ESL, Common Sense Parenting classes, Birth to 3, After School & NFJP.

Driver’s Education

Offering driver educations courses for the new driver.

Career Preparation

A variety of services to help you prepare for the workforce.

In the News

Press Release: Adult education coordinator, Stephenie Rittberger says, “Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board is instrumental in assisting our students consider their career pathway choices, create a plan and begin their pursuit of high wage, high demand jobs in healthcare. Our students thrive when they are supported and mentored along the way.”

In the News

Testimonials & Reviews

Thanks to the Career Learning Center Of The Black Hills, I was able to get my GED® in months. The teachers are the best and the best help anyone could ever ask for. They always have a positive attitude on any situation. Thanks to the school and the teachers for everthing they have done for me, I also landed a really good job at Rice Honda and am doing really good. With me getting my GED®, it took a lot of weight off my shoulders, and I know now that more doors may open up for me for my future. Just wanna thank everyone at the school for supporting me though everything to get my GED®.

Josh Mulz
Josh Mulz

I was at the Career Learning Center for a little over a year and thanks to the help of the teachers, family and friends around me. I am proud to say that I have completed my GED®. Thanks everyone.

Harrison Jobes
Harrison Jobes

Thanks for helping me. I appreciate the fact that there is a provision for different kinds of assistance in learning and testing. A lot has been done for me and I realize how important education is. I plan to improve my career outlook with completion of the high school equivalency. I have met many very interesting people.

Vern Grinnell
Vern Grinnell

This is a fantastic organization that enables anyone to get a ged if they want to. The students are fantastic and make the experience a positive one.

Jerrod Miller
Jerrod Miller

Extremely helpful and wonderful people! Never thought I would be able to complete my GED®, and I probably wouldn't have if there wasn't such a wonderful staff there to help you through every step.

Jared Downie
Jared Downie

Excellent place full of helpful people that have your interest at best! Love it and the employees!

Lynette Roubideaux
Lynette Roubideaux

I worked with the CLC on my GED® since 2017 and the staff is amazing. They are beyond positive here and rooted me on the entire way, even when I myself wanted to give up they encouraged me to keep going.

The staff of CLC are like family to me. They care and want to see people succeed. In doing my GED® I struggled hard and the staff worked with me until I was able to move forward with the next part of my GED®.

Definitely the best choice I made to further my education.

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