ADULT EDUCATION AND HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY
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 high school equivalency testing center. We offer the General Educational Development (GED®) Test and the HiSET test. These tests are 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® and HiSET tests measure the major academic skills and knowledge associated with a high school program of study, with increased emphasis on workplace and higher education. High school equivalency credentials are accepted by industry, government, licensing boards, colleges and universities, and employers as the equivalent to a high school education. Both tests consists of four-parts covering the following subject areas: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. The HISET test also has an addition Writing section. Partial tests are administered throughout the month in day and evening sessions, with all sections of the tests offered approximately twice per month. Pre-registration and advanced payments are required.
For more information concerning Adult Education and High School Equivalency 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.
Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog
The information in this College Catalog and Student Handbook accurately reflects current policies and procedures at the time of publication. Students are admitted to the College under and are subject to the provisions of the WGTC Catalog and Student Handbooks for the term they initially enroll. Students in all programs are admitted under and are subject to the provisions of the College Catalog and Student Handbook and applicable addendums for the term they are admitted to the program at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. If for any reason a break in enrollment occurs, students must reapply and satisfy the College Catalog and Student Handbook requirements for the term of their re-entry to any program. The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and the student. The College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.