Course Catalog

Adult Education and GED

Adult Education, English Literacy, Workplace Literacy, and High School Equivalency Preparation classes offered by Wiregrass Georgia Technical College are specifically designed for adults who have different educational needs. A flexible program has been designed to meet the needs of adult learners who wish to improve their literacy skills or obtain their High School Equivalency credential. The educational services are available at various locations in the college’s eleven-county service area.

Adult Education and High School Equivalency Preparation classes include instruction in Reasoning Through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics, as well as basic Math, Reading, and an introduction to Writing and Grammar. These classes are designed to focus on preparation for the High School Equivalency exam. The English Language Learner (ELL) classes provide instruction with an emphasis on learning to speak English for students where English is their second language. Workplace Literacy classes provide customized instruction addressing specific industry needs. Services include, but are not limited to the following: reading, writing, math, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is an official General Educational Development (GED®) Testing Center. The GED® tests are developed by the General Educational Development Testing Service (GED®TS) of the American Council on Education (ACE) and are designed to provide an opportunity for adults who have not graduated from high school to earn a high school level educational diploma. The GED® tests measure the major academic skills and knowledge associated with a high school program of study, with increased emphasis on workplace and higher education. GED® credentials are accepted by industry, government, licensing boards, colleges and universities, and employers as the equivalent to a high school education.

The GED® test consists of four-parts covering the following subject areas: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. Partial tests are administered throughout the month in day and evening sessions, with all four sections of the test offered approximately twice per month. Pre-registration and advance payments are required.

For more information concerning Adult Education and GED® classes, contact the Valdosta Adult Education Department at (229) 333-2123, the Ben Hill-Irwin Adult Education Department at (229) 468-2272 or the Coffee Adult Education Department at (229) 468-2263.