Fall workshop set Nov. 21 at the Harrisburg Campus
Nov. 6, 2008
HARRISBURG – Don’t let the lack of high school diploma keep you from the path to a successful, satisfying career. Enroll now in free preparatory General Education Development (GED) classes that begin in January at the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
Three days of orientation, which are required, and preparatory classes are offered in three GED tracks – ABE, GED prep and Fast Track. Additional classes are offered in math only, language only that focuses more intensely on writing skills, and Spanish.
Two orientation sessions are scheduled Jan 13-15 with students able to choose between sessions held from 9 a.m.-noon in Whitaker 214 or 6-9 p.m. in Blocker 112. Classes start on Jan. 26.
During orientation, students are given a pre-test to determine their current knowledge level. The test is approximately two hours long, including time for paperwork. Attendance at the orientation sessions guarantees a student placement in one of the GED preparation classes.
“The GED provides the pathway for lifelong learning,” says Dr. Lori Fair, dean, Adult Basic Education and Developmental Studies. “There are many reasons people take the GED tests, such as to enter post-secondary schools, vocational or training programs, for employment purposes or personal satisfaction.”
With almost all employers and American colleges and universities accepting the GED Test as equivalent to a high school diploma, HACC understands the importance of serving area residents as an Official GED Testing Center, Fair says.
“Often, the students who have prepared for their GED Tests through HACC continue their education in one of our associate degree programs or transfer to a college or university to complete a four-year degree,” she adds.
To reserve a space for the GED orientation session and begin classes leading to the GED Test, call 780-2650 or 780-1117 or go to the GED page of HACC's Web site.
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