Orientation sessions set for classes that begin in October
Aug. 27, 2008
HARRISBURG – Those who are seeking a General Education Development certificate – the equivalent of a high school diploma – can enroll now in free preparatory GED classes that begin in October at the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
“The GED provides the pathway for lifelong learning,” says Dr. Lori Fair, dean of 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.
Three days of orientation, which are required, and preparatory classes are offered in three GED tracks – Adult Basic Education (ABE), GED prep and Fast Track. Additional classes are offered in math only and Spanish.
Orientation sessions are scheduled Oct. 7-9, with students able to choose between sessions held from 9 a.m.-noon in Blocker Hall 113, or 6-9 p.m. in Whitaker Hall 214. Classes start on Oct. 20.
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.
To reserve a space for the GED orientation session and begin classes leading to the GED Test, call 780-2650 or 780-1117. For more information on HACC’s GED Preparation Program, go to www.hacc.edu.
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