The GED and high school equivalency preparedness course provides an overview of the four academic subject areas that comprise the GED test (i.e., language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science). Digital skills necessary for passing the new GED will also be covered. Through the use of diagnostic pretests, course content will emphasize students’ needs. The GED Math preparation part of the course is designed to provide learners the opportunity to understand and apply the necessary math concepts needed for estimating, computing, and solving word problems that are needed in preparing to take the GED Math test. There will be an emphasis on data analysis, geometry, and algebra. Learners will learn test-taking skills, understand the official GED Math test format, and complete practice GED Math tests.
This course will also provide information to students about the services and resources available on campus, help learners identify their current abilities and styles of learning, help learners identify any barriers, learning deficiencies or skill gaps with strategies and/or recommendations for improvement, help learners set long and short-term goals while identifying personal, educational and employment interests and the skills needed to obtain those goals, and help learners develop a personal learning/goal plan. The course is offered two days a week for 3 hours for 4 weeks for 24 hours total.