Adult Education/GED® Preparation Classes
The Adult Education Program at West Georgia Technical College is specifically designed for adults who need assistance with basic academic skills or who are in need of a GED credential. Our programs offer flexible schedules that can meet the needs of any adult over 16 years of age who is eligible to participate. The Department provides free day and evening classes in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Troup, Heard, and Meriwether counties to students wishing to improve basic skills, preparing for the GED® Tests, completing Learning Support 095/096 college entrance requirements, or developing English skills.
To begin classes, call the Adult Education Department at (toll-free) 1.855.500.GEDS to learn more about new student orientation classes and assessment or access our website. Adult Education classes are free of charge to all qualifying students.
The Adult Education Program offers high quality educational assistance, providing the following:
Basic skills instruction
Classes to improve reading, writing, and math skills
Classes providing instruction leading to GED test readiness.
English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction
Classes providing instruction in speaking, reading and writing the English language.
Learning Support (095/096)
Instruction in math, reading, and writing for students who must improve these skills before beginning college coursework.
Students enrolled in Adult Education classes have the opportunity to engage in career exploration, gain assistance in applying to college, improve workplace skills, and improve computer skills. The mission of the department is to position students to take the next step in achieving goals and improving their lives.
General Educational Development (GED) Testing
West Georgia Technical College has been designated as an official test center for administering the GED® test. Those making satisfactory scores on this test will receive a GED® credential from the Technical College System of Georgia. This credential is widely accepted by government, business, industry, and other educational institutions. GED testing is available in Carroll, Coweta, Haralson, Douglas, and Troup counties. The cost of the test is $160. Students enrolled in Adult Education classes may be eligible for testing scholarships. For more information on GED testing and registration, call toll-free 1.855.500.GEDS.
The GED® Tests cover the following subject areas: Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. To pass the GED® Tests, a total score of 2250 is required. An average of 450 points on each test battery is needed with no individual testing area score falling below 410 points.
Currently, the fee for GED® testing is $160. Cost for retesting is $32 per subject.
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