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JUNE 2014

Adult Education

The Adult Learning program is designed to provide instruction in basic education to the adult learner. Services range from individualized instruction for the nonreader, computer aided instruction, GED preparation, and English as a second language classes. Day and evening classes are available throughout the year in Sumter, Crisp, Schley, Webster, and Marion counties. The services of the adult learning program are free and available to anyone in the five county area.

South Georgia Technical College has been designated as an official test center for administering the test of General Educational Development (GED). Those making satisfactory scores on this test will receive a GED Diploma from the Technical College System of Georgia.

The environment in the classes offered is designed to give special attention to adults returning to school to resume educational programs which were interrupted in earlier years. Adult learners can be found here refreshing reading, writing, and math skills to re-enter the job market after a layoff, preparing for the GED Tests to qualify for a job or educational program that requires a high school diploma to enter, learning English as their second language, or just working toward a personal educational goal.

A placement test for literacy classes will be administered to properly identify each applicant’s functioning level. Advisement and scheduling are based on the test results. There is no cost for the adult education classes, and books are provided in the classroom at no cost.

Adult Education classes include instruction in reading readiness, reading comprehension, reading in the content areas, basic math skills, and an introduction to writing and grammar. The GED preparation classes provide instruction in the areas of reading, science, social studies, grammar and writing skills, and mathematics. These classes help develop the skills necessary for completion of the GED examination.

Services offered through the Adult Education program include:

  • Assessment of academic skills
  • Educational counseling
  • Individualized instruction
  • Textbooks and workbooks
  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Personal attention
  • No-cost instruction

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