While the programs and services provided by the Business and Industry Services is at the core of our efforts to assist companies throughout the 10-county service area, we realize that providing adults with opportunities to improve their basic academic skills and assisting welfare clients and other special populations in obtaining basic skills is essential in preparing a skilled workforce. Athens Technical College provides basic academic skills and GED preparation courses at Adult Learning Centers in each of the 10 counties in the service area. These courses are provided at no cost to the participant. The courses are individualized in order to address each participant's own unique needs.
Classes are provided at the H.T. Edwards campus, technical education center, and at sites in each service area county based on the following subjects:
- Basic or remedial reading and math;
- Academic subjects at the secondary level to provide preparation for the Tests of General Educational Development (GED);
- English as a Second Language for members of the international community; and
- Specific assessments and self-improvement skills needed for jobs or additional training.
We offer free GED preparation classes at the H.T. Edwards campus and at locations in all service area counties. GED testing is conducted at the H.T. Edwards campus and at locations in Greene, Elbert, Hart, and Walton counties on a scheduled basis.
Please note that the current version of the GED test is expiring at the end of 2013. If you do not finish and pass the test by then, your scores will expire and you will have to start over again with the new 2014 version of the test. The last day that Athens Tech will offer the test this year is Friday, December 13, 2013.
Workplace Education. We also conduct workplace education classes for employees for area business and industry either on-site or at another convenient location. Classes may include instruction in basic or more advanced reading and math, GED preparation, English as a Second Language, or specific academic skills needed for employment.
The Adult Education Department, classes, and the GED office have moved to:
H.T. Edwards Campus
440 Dearing Ext Bldg. 3
Athens, GA 30606