Student Catalog 2016-2017

Adult Education

Adult General Education/GED® Preparation Classes

The Adult Education Program at West Georgia Technical College is specifically designed for adults who need assistance with basic academic skills or who are in need of a GED credential. Our programs offer flexible schedules that can meet the needs of any adult over 16 years of age who is eligible to participate. The Department provides free day and evening classes in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson, Troup, Heard, and Meriwether counties to students wishing to improve basic skills, preparing for the GED® Tests, completing Learning Support college entrance requirements, or developing English skills. To begin classes, call the Adult Education Department at (toll-free) 1.855.500.GEDS to learn more about new student orientation classes and assessment or access our website. Adult Education classes are free of charge to all qualifying students.

The Adult Education department offers high quality educational assistance, providing the following:

Basic skills instruction

Classes to improve reading, writing, and math skills.

GED Preparation

Classes providing instruction leading to GED test readiness.

English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction

Classes providing instruction in speaking, reading and writing the English language.

Learning Support

Instruction in math, reading, and writing for students who must improve these skills before beginning college coursework.

Students enrolled in Adult Education classes have the opportunity to engage in career exploration, gain assistance in applying to college, improve workplace skills, and improve computer skills. The mission of the department is to position students to take the next step in achieving goals and improving their lives.

GED® Testing

West Georgia Technical College offers GED testing in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, and Troup counties. Test-takers who earn satisfactory scores on the GED tests will receive a GED credential from the Technical College System of Georgia. This credential is widely accepted by government, business, industry, and other educational institutions. The cost of the test is $160. Students enrolled in Adult Education classes may be eligible for testing scholarships. To register for GED testing visit For more information on GED testing call toll-free 1.855.500.GEDS or visit the GED testing page on the WGTC website: