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KC offers free GED preparation classes in DeKalb area

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

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Adult learners can prepare for the GED exam by taking free classes offered through Kishwaukee College’s Adult Education and Transition Programs division.

Classes begin the week of Jan. 14. GED classes cover reading, writing, science, social studies and mathematics. Adults work at their own level and speed. GED preparation classes are free for the participants.   

There is a GED class at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1201 Twombly Road, from 1 to 3:40 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. There will be no class held on Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. This class has an open enrollment, which means students can join the class at any time during the semester. There is no childcare available at the New Hope class site.

Also in DeKalb, GED classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St. (use the Third Street entrance), from 5:30 to 8:10 p.m. There will be no class held on Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. This class also has an open enrollment. There is no childcare available at this site. 

A GED class meets from 9 to 11:40 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road. This class has an open enrollment. There is no childcare available at this class site. 

There also are GED classes held in Sycamore at Sycamore High School from 5:30 to 8:10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. This class has an open enrollment. There is no childcare available.

A GED class that focuses on reading preparation will be held at Golden Years Plaza, 507 Taylor St. Offered in cooperation with the DeKalb County Housing Authority, the class will meet from 1:30 to 4:10 p.m.Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students can register for this class from Jan. 14 to 28. There is no childcare available at the Golden Years site.

There also is a GED class that covers only math preparation at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road, from 9 to 11:40 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. There will be no class on Jan. 21. Students can register for this class from Jan. 14 to 28. With sufficient enrollment by Jan. 28, childcare will be provided for children from infancy through age 10 by the Family Literacy Program of Kishwaukee College.   

There is a GED class that is specifically designed for students planning to enter healthcare careers at Golden Years Plaza, 507 Taylor St. Offered in cooperation with the DeKalb County Housing Authority, the class will meet from 5:30 to 8:10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students can register for this class from Jan. 14 to 28. There is no childcare available at this site.

Spanish GED classes are taught in Spanish only and are designed to prepare participants to take the GED or high school equivalency exam.  Spanish GED classes are offered from 5:30 to 8:10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 14, at Conexion Comunidad, 637 N. 11th Street in DeKalb. There will be no class on Jan. 21. Students can only register for this class from Jan. 14 to 28.

For more information on GED preparation classes, call Kishwaukee College’s Adult Education and Transition Programs division at 815-825-2086, ext. 3180; en español, 815-825-2086, ext. 3420.

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