Basic Skills: GED Prep & Adult General Education Classes
GED & Adult General Education Overview
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.
GED & Adult General Education Orientations
Before entering a GED/Adult General Education class, a two-session orientation is required. Orientations provide an opportunity to learn more about our program and classes; get specific information about the GED test; find out about the many advantages GED students have at OCCC; learn about the College's services, resources, and other programs; take some basic assessments; and get introduced to the friendly and encouraging classroom setting in which you'll be able to learn and succeed. There are two orientation sessions each term.