Student Catalog 2018-2019

Adult Education

Adult 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, are in need of a GED credential, or are non-native speakers lacking English language skills. Our programs offer flexible schedules that can meet the needs of adults, 16 years and older, who are eligible to participate. The Adult Education department offers high quality educational assistance, providing the following:

  • Basic skills instruction in reading, math, and writing.
  • Basic skills remediation for students needing to improve Accuplacer scores for college admission. (This requires a referral from the WGTC Office of Admissions.)
  • GED Preparation
  • English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes

All classes offered by the program are free, and instructional materials are provided.  Classes are available at all WGTC locations, as well as other sites throughout the community and morning, afternoon, and evening class options are available.  Students must complete the registration process in order to participate in classes.   To learn more about the program and class or registration options, call the Adult Education Department toll-free at 1.855.500.GEDS or go to:

College/Workplace Transition Support

Students participating in the Adult Education program have access to transition services, assisting them with transition to post-secondary education or employment.  Transitions staff work one-on-one with students providing guidance and support through the process.  Guidance in completing college applications and financial aid paperwork is coupled with career exploration, resume development, and employability skills instruction. 

Adult Education Career Pathways

WGTC Adult Education students have the opportunity to begin pursuing a post-secondary credential or diploma even before earning a GED credential.  Students must meet minimum program entrance requirements and have passed at least two of the four GED subtests in order to be eligible.  While not all WGTC credential and diploma programs are part of the Adult Education Career Pathways program, about 80 different programs of study are open to qualifying Adult Education students.

Youth Services Program

WGTC Adult Education students who are 16 -24 years of age are eligible to participate in the Youth Services Program (YSP).  The program provides additional support to these students as they move toward GED attainment, and Career Coaches work with participants individually to create a “next steps” plan and then support them in movement to post-secondary education or employment.  Additionally, participants are eligible for a variety of financial incentives for achievement of milestones such as the GED credential, entry to post-secondary education, or employment. (YSP is only available in Carroll, Coweta, and Troup counties.)

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, all TCSG college, and many other post-secondary 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: