PSC Offers More Free GED Classes

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Prairie State College is offering free General Education Development (GED) preparation classes for the high school equivalency exam. The classes are open to those at least 16 years of age who are out of school but have not completed high school. GED graduates can pursue higher education, get better jobs or promotions, and move closer towards achieving their goals. Individuals earning a GED are more likely than high school dropouts to receive additional training and be employed full time.

Prairie State College offers classes both on-campus and at off-campus locations throughout the community. The classes prepare students to take the GED exam by covering the areas of study that are on the exam. Enrolling in GED classes requires an orientation and registration/placement assessment session, which takes approximately four hours.

Orientation and placement assessment for on-campus classes will be held on Monday, December 1 at5:30 p.m.; Friday, December 5 at9:30 a.m.; and Friday, December 12 at9:30 a.m.On-campus classes begin Tuesday, January 20. Placement assessment and classes will be held in the Adult Training & Outreach Center (ATOC) located on the college’s main campus at202 S. Halsted St.,Chicago Heights. Parking is available in Lot D off Vollmer Road.

Placement assessment and registration for off-campus classes are offered at the Chicago Heights Library, located at 25 W. 15th St., Chicago Heights, on Thursday, January 8 at 11 a.m.; God Can Ministries, located at 1100 Greenwood Ave., Ford Heights, on Thursday, January 15at 10 a.m.; and McConathy Public Library, located at 21737 Jeffrey Ave., Sauk Village, on Wednesday, January 7 at 9:30 a.m. All off-campus classes begin Tuesday, January 20. For information on additional off-campus locations, please call (708) 709-3684.

Students are advised to register early before classes fill up. Day and evening classes are available. The classes prepare students to take the GED exam covering the areas of study that are tested on the exam. Recorded general information can be obtained by calling (708) 709-7880. To reach an advisor, call(708) 709-3720, (708) 709-3721, or (708) 709-3722.

In accordance with the Stevens Amendment, the grant-funded portion of Adult Education and the Family Literacy program at Prairie State College for Fiscal Year 2009 is 29 percent financed with federal funds totaling $190,947.

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