Adult Education

The Calhoun Adult Education Program provides academic instruction up to the college level. Areas of instruction include the following:

  • Reading
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social studies
  • Science
  • English as a Second Language
  • Preparation for the Alabama High School Exit Exam
  • Preparation for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Batter (ASVAB)
  • Preparation for the General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency test
  • Preparation for Compass Test
  • Preparation for WorkKeys Test

Open enrollment allows adults to enroll in an Adult Education class any time. An individualized program of study is planned based on one's goal and skill level as determined by assessment tests given at time of enrollment.

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Adult Education services are free.

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Individualized Instruction:

Adults study individually and/or in small groups under the guidance of qualified instructors. Each student progresses at his or her own pace.

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The ACADEMY is a fast-paced class which begins every seven (7) weeks. Qualifying students will be assigned to classes based on individual assessment scores in math, reading, and language.

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Alabama High School Exit Exam:

Adults who have the high school credits required for a high school diploma but have not passed the Exit Exam may study for the Alabama High School Exit Exam.

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Distance Learning :

A GED online computer class allows students who cannot attend class to study for the GED test at home. Those who score on the ninth-grade level or above on an assessment test are eligible for the online class.

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Help is available for nonreaders and beginning readers. Nonreaders and beginning readers may attend reading class, study in a computer reading lab, or be assigned a tutor.

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GED Testing


GED® Testing Center, Calhoun Community College

To register for the 2014 Computer Based GED® Test you must now register online at  You will need an email address, password, and a credit or debit card to pay for you test.  If you do not have an email account the program will guide you through the process to apply for one.  MAKE SURE you have pencil and paper, as you will want to write your email address and password down for future use.

Once you set up your account you will see a tab entitled "Test Tips," please read these tips before going any further.  If necessary you can also apply for ADA accommodations on this site.

16 year olds will need a notarized Certificate of Exemption, if the certificate is not signed by a parent or guardian, then we will also need a notarized letter of permission from the parent or guardian give the candidate permission to take the test.

17 year olds will need a notarized Exit Interview form from the last school attended.  If the form is not signed by a parent or guardian then we will need a notarized letter of permission from the parent or guardian giving the candidate permission to take the test.

16 and 17 year olds will not be able to complete their registration until the local GED Examiner checks these documents.  If you have additional questions call the GED Testing Office for further assistance.

Our hours of operation on test days are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.   We test every Tuesday at the Decatur Campus and every Thursday at the Huntsville Campus.

On test day you must bring a valid government issued picture ID to be admitted.  Make sure the information on your ID, such as name (no nicknames) and date of birth are identical to what is listed in your MyGED account.

For additional information visit:

If you have any further questions please call the GED Testing Office.

Decatur Campus 256.306.2610
Huntsville Campus 256.713.4801

Click here to download the form to request a copy of your GED transcript. Complete the form, and mail, along with the transcript payment to the address shown on the form.

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A GED Graduation is held annually in May.

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Assistance is available for men and women who are studying for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test.

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English as a second language (ESL) classes provide instruction for adults whose native language is not English. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes are offered on the basis of satisfactory assessment test scores.

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Volunteers contribute greatly to the Adult Education program. To volunteer, call the Adult Education office in your area

Adult Education benefits not only individual students, but also the community.

  • It contributes to a more productive work force.
  • Adult Education qualifies adults for better jobs and increases their buying power.
  • It qualifies adults for military service.
  • It qualifies adults for college or technical training.
  • It enables some adults to become independent of government assistance.
  • Adult Education promotes better parenting skills.
  • Adult Education contributes to better informed citizens who are more active in government and community affairs.

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For more information:

For class locations and schedules, information about volunteering, and other information, please call the following numbers:

    Huntsville and Madison County

    Limestone and Morgan Counties

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