Courses of Study
College Preparation-Compass/Asset Referrals
Persons, who apply to Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) and are referred to the Adult Education Program (AEP) to remediate academic skills, must present a copy of their Compass/Asset Test Scores when reporting to the AEP Orientation and Assessment program for enrollment. This information will be used to determine the appropriate assessment strategy. These students are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of instruction, advance their academic skills at least one level, and demonstrate academic gains of 9.0 grade equivalent or above on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). The Dean of Adult Education will validate completion of requirements so that individuals can enroll and begin credit hour classes at CGTC. Students that do not yet have their High School/GED Diploma will be required to attain this credential prior to beginning credit hour instruction.
General Educational Development (GED) Preparation
The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is administered during the AEP's orientation session and is used as a placement test; it also predicts outcomes for taking the GED test. Instructors review the TABE scores with students, then establish and implement individualized Student Education Plans (SEP) to build the skills necessary to successfully pass the GED test.
For more information about the official GED test:
Percy Hill (GED)
Pre-GED and GED preparation classes are provided by Central Georgia Technical College's Adult Education Program at various locations, and are free to participants.
PREP 360 Fast Track
Students in the PREP 360 Fast Track classes are provided enhanced academic support in a fast-paced instructor led approach.
PREP 360 Fast Track students must be willing to:
- Work collaboratively with peers
- Meet minimum entrance requirement on TABE test (10.0 in at least 2 subjects)
- Maintain regular consistent attendance (90%)
- Attend PREP 360 workshops
- Complete exit interviews
- Attend a career advisement session
- Work a minimum of 20 hours on the GED software.
Students complete a 60 to 100 hour course then test for the GED exam. Students are provided a course syllabus and are given advancement academic preparation in writing and algebra prior to taking the college placement exam with a goal to scoring program ready. New students are added on a quarterly basis. Students may also take the GA Work Ready test (free) at a schedule time.
Recruitment and Tracking
Recruitment efforts for PREP 360 Fast Track are on-going. Flyers and brochures are distributed to adult learners throughout SDA 30. The transition advisor works with the Orientation and Assessment team to identify and select students early in the admissions process. In addition, as students become ready to take the GED test, teachers may recommend students for PREP 360 Fast Track class and college transition workshops. Students' scores and completion of goals are tracked through the state database system, GALIS.
Georgia Work Ready
If you are looking for a new job, change jobs frequently because you can't find the right opportunity, miss good job openings or find yourself among hundreds of others applying for the same job; the Georgia Work Ready Certificate Program may be your answer. This program will help you stand out and execute a plan for success.
The Adult Education Program offers a variety of ways to improve Work Ready skill levels and develop a self-improvement plan to boost your Work Ready score.
Students enrolled in the adult education program are also enrolled in the online gap training to prepare to take the Georgia Work Ready Certificate assessment.
Georgia Work Ready Certificate Program was created to ensure that Georgia's workers have the best skills, easy access to training and world-class job opportunities. The background of the initiative is the Work Ready Certificate, which assesses the real world skills of Georgia's workers. Georgians can use their Work Ready Certificate to prove their work readiness to potential employers. Georgia also offers gap training aimed at helping to improve Certificate scores, enabling career growth and continued on-the-job success. This, combined with an innovative job profiling process that accurately identifies the exact skills required for specific jobs, is helping create the perfect match between Georgia workers and jobs.
Benefits of Work Ready
Earning a work ready certificate can be your ticket to the job you've always wanted; it's free and easy to access. The Certificate verifies your work readiness skills level to potential employers and demonstrate your commitment to success. If you want to improve your skills, Georgia also offers free and easy-to-access training programs. All of this adds up to a competitive advantage, better job opportunities and a brighter future.
Additional benefits include:
- confidence that core skills and work habits meet the needs of local employers
- ranking above other job applicants lacking a work ready certificate
- better understanding of employer's requirements for job performance
- determining skill improvements and training opportunities
Internet-based instruction supplements adult education students with resources that offer flexible options to accommodate barriers that make classroom-only instruction a challenge. These tools have a proven track record of improving GED test scores, assisting students in attaining the Georgia Work Ready Certificate and passing college entrance tests. Because the programs are Internet-based, students have access to instruction from any computer connected to the Internet and can supplement classroom time to accelerate progress. Community partners are providing neighborhood labs for students that do not have Internet access at home. A learning coach is available by phone, e-mail or face-to-face tutoring sessions, if needed.
Research shows that students participating in a combination of classroom and self-study efforts have a greater chance of attaining academic goals. Students can complete the work much faster than attending class alone. Work schedules, family, health challenges, child-care or transportation issues prevent some students from attending class on a regular basis. The Distance Learning program will allow students an option to adjust their schedule to continue studies when faced with obstacles. 93% of students that successfully complete the Keytrain courses have the skills needed to pass the GED test/college entrance test, enroll in college as a "program ready" student and earn Georgia Work Ready Certificates. The KeyTrain program builds work readiness skills in Reading for Information, Applied Math and Locating Information. We also offer our distance learners access to Skills Tutor that is designed to build academic skills.
Students that demonstrate skills necessary to successfully benefit from on-line instruction may qualify to enroll in the Distance Learning Program. To find out more, attend the next orientation being held at an adult education program site near you. See the orientation schedule listed on this website.
English Literacy/Civics Program
The English Literacy/Civics Program is designed for adults with limited or non- English speaking skills. These classes provide English instruction and additional skills necessary for students to live and work in Georgia. The Adult Education program at Central Georgia Technical College offers various levels of instruction from basic literacy to advanced levels. Help is also offered in obtaining U.S. citizenship.
Contact number for all locations: (478) 757-6670/6671
What does the enrollment process include?
- An Orientation and Assessment session.
- Placement in an appropriate class by the proficiency level of English.
Central Georgia Technical College, Macon
First Baptist Church, Forsyth
First Baptist Church of Christ, Macon
Macon Korean Baptist Church, Macon
Shree Umiya Mataji Mandir
Korean Presbyterian Church
Adult Ed 101
This program has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to review and build critical skills needed to maximize the classroom experience. This program focuses on building the foundational skills needed to ensure success in an Adult Education Program classroom.
The Adult Ed 101 program has helped many students that have struggled with reading and spelling challenges. Please review these characteristics to see if you or someone you know may benefit from the Adult Ed 101 Program.
Students that experience any of the following, may benefit from the Adult Education 101 Program.
- Can read a word on one page, but won't recognize it on the next page.
- Knows phonics, but can't – or won't – sound out an unknown word.
- Slow, labored, inaccurate reading of single words in isolation (when there is no story line or pictures to provide clues)
Misreads, often saying a word that has the same first and last letters, and the same shape, such as form-from or trial-trail.
- Inserts or leaves out letters, such as could-cold or star-stair.
- May say a word that has the same letters, but in a different sequence, such as who-how, lots-lost, saw-was, or girl-grill.
- When reading aloud, reads in a slow, choppy cadence (not in smooth phrases), and often ignores punctuation
- Becomes visibly tired after reading for only a short time
- Reading comprehension may be low due to spending so much energy trying to figure out the words. Listening comprehension is usually significantly higher than reading comprehension.
- Directionality confusion shows up when reading and when writing
- Letters "b" and "d" confusion is a classic warning sign. One points to the left, the other points to the right, and are left-right confused.
- Substitutes similar-looking words, even if it changes the meaning of the sentence, such as sunrise for surprise, house for horse, while for white, wanting for walking
- When reading a story or a sentence, substitutes a word that means the same thing but doesn't look at all similar, such as trip for journey, fast for speed, or cry for weep
*Excerpts from Bright Solutions
Students that experience any of the following may benefit from the Adult Education 101 Program.
- Spelling is far worse than their reading. Sometimes flunk inventive spelling. Have extreme difficulty with vowel sounds, and often leave them out.
- With enormous effort, may be able to "memorize" Monday's spelling list long enough to pass Friday's spelling test, but can't spell those very same words two hours later when writing them in sentences.
- Continually misspells high frequency sight words such as they, what, where, does and because—despite extensive practice.
- Misspells even when copying something from the board or from a book
- Written work shows signs of spelling uncertainty--numerous erasures, cross outs, etc.
*Excerpts from Bright Solutions.