Adult Education (ABE/GED) Programs
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Adult Basic Education classes offer instruction in math, vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing skills. These skills are needed for success in the workplace, the community and for education. Adults, 16 years of age and older who meet certain requirements, are eligible to enroll. In addition to excellent instructors, many classes also have literacy volunteers who work one-on-one with students. Classes are offered at all four college campus locations, as well as many other locations in the community. The flexible schedule includes morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes.
General Education Development (GED)
GED test preparation classes are available for adults, 16 years of age and older, who have not graduated from high school. These classes prepare students to take and pass all five parts of the GED (General Educational Development) test. Successful students will receive a high school equivalency diploma. Classes are offered on all four campuses, as well as many other locations in the community. The flexible schedule includes morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes.
Health Care Bridge Program
The Introduction to the Health Care Professions course is offered to eligible Adult Education students who are interested in a career in health care. This free, semester-long course helps students develop the language, math, science and technology skills necessary to prepare them for work and training in the health care field. Career awareness and development are also included as students explore a variety of health-related professions through classroom content, guest speakers and site visits to area health care facilities.
Spanish GED Program
GED preparation classes are offered in Spanish, and the tests can be taken in Spanish. Bilingual instructors teach these classes at the Aurora Campus and other locations in the community. An assessment test is required before beginning the classes. Please stop in the Adult Education suite, Room 460 at the Aurora Campus, for a testing appointment.
To enroll in ABE or GED classes in English, your first step is to attend one of our six monthly Information Sessions. Choose the day and time that's most convenient for you. Appointments are not required.
Official GED test
To be eligible to take the official GED test, a candidate must register with the Regional Office of Education (ROE) of his/her county. Once the registration fee has been paid to the county, an appointment may be made to take the test.
Regional Offices of Education
Each spring, Waubonsee Community College hosts a graduation ceremony for all GED graduates of that year. Call the ABE/GED department for more information.