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Adult Basic Education (ABE)/General Educational Development (GED)

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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 IVCC Adult Learning Center (CTC-221)
  • Provide off-campus classes in La Salle, Mendota, Ottawa, Princeton and Streator
  • Offer classes to adult who reside in the IVCC district
  • 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.

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

I-READ Adult Literacy Program
For Adult Learners: Provides one-to-one or small group tutoring sessions for students 17 or older who are out of school and need to improve reading, English language or math skills.
For Adult Tutors: Provides free training to equip volunteer tutors to work with adult learners in the areas of reading, math and English language skills.

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."