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.
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.