Basic Skills: GED Prep & Adult General Education Classes

GED & Adult General Education Overview

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GED and Adult General Education Classes help prepare adult learners for the GED Test as well as pre-college study. Skills learned in these courses can also lead students to entering college, meeting prerequisites for college classes, gaining employment opportunities, and improving skills needed in the workplace. Reading, writing, math, critical thinking, and general academic development are taught through a variety of means.

Passing the GED opens doors for higher-paying jobs and enrollment in community colleges, vocational or technical colleges, apprenticeship programs, and most four-year colleges and universities. Having a GED allows one to apply for federal financial aid to help pay for college or vocational/technical school programs.

Adults with GEDs or high school diplomas, who want to improve their basic math, writing, and reading skills, as well as those wanting to improve their workplace skills will benefit from these classes. Once enrolled in a GED/Adult General Education Class, students can set goals and focus attention on areas of their individual needs. There is a strong commitment to finding the best way for each student to learn most effectively. Those who have been out of school for some time will find a relaxed, supportive environment in which to start studying again.

Students 16 or 17 years of age are welcome to attend GED classes with official authorization form from the Linn-Benton-Lincoln County Educational Service District. To obtain the official authorization please visit www.lblesd.k12.or.us/homeschool/. Parents/guardians must fill out and sign the form and return it to the school district. Authorization papers will be sent back to you within 1-2 weeks. Authorization approval documentation forms must be presented at orientation or the first day of class.

We also offer GED/Basic Skills classes in Spanish during certain terms. Check the most recent Course Schedule for class availability.

Contact officeofinstruction@oregoncoast.edu for information on days, times, and locations of classes.

GED & Adult General Education Orientations

Formal orientations are available during the first half of Fall, Winter, and Spring terms, but enrollment remains open throughout the entire term for students to join whenever they like. To set up an off-week orientation, please email deborah.skaggs@oregoncoast.edu and let us know you'd like to join the GED program.

GED & Adult General Education Courses

XASE46 - Spanish-Language Adult Secondary Education

Offers skill development to prepare students to successfully complete the GED examinations in four areas: mathematics, language arts (reading and writing), science, and social studies, or to enter post-secondary education.  Emphasizes skills and knowledge application including basic computer literacy, communication, and career and life skills.

This class is taught in Spanish. GED offers all four of its exams in Spanish as well as English.

Recommended: (English as a Second Language) XELL 44 or XELL 45 or XELL 48 or XELL 49.

XASE51 - GED Math Level I

Introduces mathematical concepts numerically, graphically, and symbolically, in oral and written form. Covers whole numbers, fractions and decimals to write, manipulate, interpret and solve application and formula problems. Recommended: CASAS reading score of 221 or higher.

XASE52 - GED Math Level II

Covers rational numbers (fractions, percents, decimals, ratio, and proportion), pre-algebra, algebra, statistics, geometry, and measurements. Includes applications involving whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Recommended: CASAS Reading score of 221 or higher and CASAS Math score of 221 or higher.

XASE53 - GED Language Arts

Integrates reading and writing skills to enhance critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis of information for understanding and effective communication. Requirement: CASAS reading placement test.

XASE54 - GED Social Studies

Provides basic information about civics and government, U.S. history, economics, and geography to assist in the preparation of the GED Social Studies Exam and/or the transition to post-secondary education. Analyzes the interrelatedness of social studies topics and their impact on today's society. Requires: CASAS Reading placement test.

XASE55 - GED Science

Provides basic information about life, physical, earth, and space science to assist in the preparation of the GED Science Exam and/or the transition to post-secondary education. Analyzes these areas of science in the context of human health, living systems, energy, and related systems. Requires: CASAS Reading placement test.

XASE56 - GED Science and Social Studies

Provides basic information about civics and government, U.S. history, economics, and geography to assist in the preparation of the GED Social Studies Exam and/or the transition to post-secondary education. Analyzes the interrelatedness of social studies topics and their impact on today's society. Provides basic information about life, physical, earth, and space science to assist in the preparation of the GED Science Exam and/or the transition to post-secondary education. Analyzes these areas of science in the context of human health, living systems, energy, and related systems. Requires: CASAS Reading placement test.