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Adult Basic Education/General Educational Development (GED)

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Available to any adult IVCC district resident

Adult Education Classes:

  • Include General Educational Development (GED), Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL), and Literacy (I-READ)
  • Offer on-campus classes in the Adult Learning Center (E-323)
  • Provide off-campus classes in DePue, La Salle, Mendota, Ottawa, Princeton and Streator
  • Allow students to work at their own pace while acquiring basic reading, writing, math and English language skills
  • Offer classes at no cost to the student
  • Boost knowledge of skills students will need to meet entrance requirements for certain employment or for vocational training programs

What the Program Offers:

GED
General Educational Development classes are for any adult 16 or older who has not received a high school diploma or GED certificate.

ABE
Adult Basic Education classes (16 or older) help students brush up on reading, writing and/or math skills.

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Students study in the Adult Learning Center (GED/ABE) lab at the IVCC campus.

ESL
English as a Second Language classes are designed to help nonnative speakers of the English language.


I-READ Adult Literacy Program
Provides one-to-one or small group tutoring for students 17 or older who are out of school and need to improve reading, English language or math skills. 

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Tutor working with students at Parkview Community Building. 

Literacy Volunteers Wanted

Student Comments:

"I got a new job because you helped me fill out the application."

"You’re doing a good job and helping me very much with my goals."

"I felt very comfortable in the class. The instructors were superb and made it fun while I worked."

"Coming here has really made me feel confident about passing the GED test."

"I never had teachers explain things as well as you do."