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FREE GED Classes Offered by Calhoun Community College

7/25/2011

Do you know someone who needs to prepare for their GED?  Calhoun Community College’s Adult Education Department currently offers classes in Ardmore, Athens, Decatur, Hartselle, New Hope, Hazel Green, and Huntsville, as well as on Calhoun’s Decatur and Huntsville campuses.

All classes are free and are available to anyone 18 years of age or older (16 or 17 year olds with proper documentation required by law may also enroll).  To enroll in the classes, students must first take an assessment which measures their current competences so the teachers know how the student needs to study.   “A current picture I.D. and social security card are the only documentation required to take the assessment test,” said Chris Miller, Adult Education director. 

According to Miller, once the student has attended classes a minimum of 30 hours and has accomplished the competencies the teacher feels are necessary to pass the GED test, he/she will be sent to take an “Official Practice Test”.  If the “Official Practice Test” is mastered with scores of over 500 on every part, the cost to take the GED Test will be free to the student.

“Additionally, anyone who passes the GED in the state of Alabama is entitled to take one free three-credit-hour class at Calhoun or any other two-year college in the state, “Miller commented.

GED recipients are also honored each year with a GED graduation ceremony. The graduation is complete with caps and gowns, pictures and a reception for the graduates and their guests.

Adult Education classes are also geared to help students who may need a boost to make a better score on the college entrance exam; polish their skills to help them get a better job; or prepare them to  take the WorkKeys exam and get their certificate.

The program also offers ESL (English as a Second Language) classes in Limestone, Morgan, and Madison counties for persons of other languages.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Athens/Limestone County: 256-306-2830 
Decatur/Morgan county areas: 256-890-4729

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