Adult Basic Education

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about GED and ABE Classes.

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 001
Basic Skills Orientation and Assessment (1)

Students will learn about the ESL, ABE and GED programs and understand how to be successful in their classes. Students' basic skills will be assessed and students will be placed at their appropriate level. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 022
Reading and Writing for Life 2 (5)

Students will read with understanding by determining the reading purpose, selecting appropriate reading strategies, monitoring comprehension, analyzing information, and integrating information with prior knowledge. Students will write about family needs, job situations, and/or community roles. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 023
Math Skills for Life 2 (10)

Students learn to read, write and interpret basic mathematical information, solve whole number problems,and distinguish benchmark fractions, decimals and percents. Basic skills in data, statistics, shapes and measurements are included. Prerequisite: CASAS Appraisal score 201-210. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 032
Reading and Writing for Life 3 (5)

Students will read with understanding by determining reading purpose, selecting appropriate reading strategies, analyzing information, and integrating information with prior knowledge. Students will write several connected paragraphs with correct mechanics, usage, and varied sentence structure. GED preparation continues. Prerequisite: CASAS Appraisal score 211 - 220. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 033
Math Skills for Life 3 (10)

Students learn to read, write and interpret basic mathematical information; solve whole number, basic fractions, decimals and percent problems. Data, statistics, shapes, and measurements are included. Preparation for the GED and Compass tests begins. Prerequisite: CASAS Appraisal score of 211 - 220. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 042
Reading and Writing for Life 4 (5)

Students read for understanding by determining purpose, selecting reading strategies, monitoring comprehension, analyzing information, and integrating information with previous knowledge in subject specific areas. Students write connected paragraphs in essay format while using academic English conventions. Course includes GED preparation. Prerequisite: CASAS Appraisal score 221 - 235. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 043
Math Skills for Life 4 (10)

Students read, write and interpret a variety of mathematical information including fractions, decimals, ratios and percents. Focus is GED/Compass preparation. Prerequisite: CASAS Appraisal score of 221 - 235. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 046
ESL Math Overview (5)

ESL Math Overview introduces students to basic math terminology. Students also learn (or review) basic math skills within the context of improving life skills. Students improve their English skills as they work through basic number and word problems. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 3 or placement into ESL Level 4 or above or by instructor permission. Mandatory P/NC grading.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 081
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (1)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 082
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (2)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 083
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (3)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 084
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education (4)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 085
Special Topics in Adult Basic Education L1 (5)

Classes focus on specific issues and/or topics of interest in ABE-L1.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION 097
Individual Projects in ABE (1)

Individual project in a specific area of ABE. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT GED AND ABE CLASSES

 

What is the difference between ABE and GED classes?  

I completed a high school diploma in my country, but I do not have one from here. Do I need to take the GED?

How do I sign up for the GED?

Can I sign up for ABE classes anytime?

Can I take math only in ABE classes?

Do I need to take ABE classes first and then take GED classes?

How many times can I repeat a GED class?

I took the ASSET test and tested into math 060. Can I take the ABE math class?