Basic Skills & GED® Preparation

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For more than 50 years, Georgia Piedmont Technical College has offered adult literacy and GED preparatory courses to Georgia residents who have not completed high school. As a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, we are able to offer these classes to our students free of charge. Click here for class schedule.

  • Faculty dedicated solely to adult literacy and GED preparation help students every step of the way
  • Flexible morning & evening classes
  • Structured approach that helps students move to the next grade level in as little as five weeks
  • College atmosphere
  • Variety of teaching approaches allow students to learn in ways that work best for them--team teaching, blended grades, interactive technology, peer-to-peer tutoring
  • Knowledgeable faculty with a minimum of 8 years of hands-on teaching experience
  • On-site GED testing

Free Instructional Classes

Frequently Asked Questions

DeKalb County
General Information: 404-297-9522 ext. 4000

Georgia Piedmont Tech – DeKalb Campus
495 North Indian Creek Dr.
Clarkston, GA 30021
404-297-9522 X4000
TU-TH: 9 AM - 1 PM
TU & TH: 5 PM - 9 PM 

Georgia Piedmont Tech – South DeKalb Campus 
2460 Wesley Chapel Road
Decatur, GA 30035
404-297-9522 X4000
TU-TH: 9 AM – 1 PM
TU & TH: 5 PM – 9 PM

Newton County
General Information: 404-297-9522 ext. 4000

Georgia Piedmont Tech – Newton Campus
16200 Alcovy Road, NE
Covington, GA 30014
404-297-9522 X4000
MN-TH: 8 AM – 1 PM
MN & TU: 5 PM – 9 PM

 

Rockdale County
General Information: 404-297-9522 X4000

Rockdale Career Academy
1064 Culpepper Drive
Conyers, GA 30094
404-297-9522 X4000
MN & TU: 5 PM – 9 PM

Morgan County
General Information: 404-297-9522 X4000

The Creamery
150 East Washington Street
Madison, GA 30650
MN-W: 8 AM – 1 PM
404-297-9522 X4000

View the Adult Education Program Contact Information

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of classes are offered?

  • GED Preparation Classes
  • Basic Skills classes in reading, math, and language/writing
  • Fast Track (must qualify)
  • Distance Learning (must qualify)
  • Springboard (referral only)
  • Math Mastery (referral only)

What types of learning techniques are utilized?

  • Instructor facilitated, self-paced, individualized instruction using textbooks
  • Instructor facilitated computer instruction
  • Group class instruction in math, reading, and language/writing
  • Online

Is there a fee for the classes?

  • NO, all classes are free. Books are provided for students to use in class but cannot be taken home or written in.

Who can enroll?

  • Ages 18 and older with a valid government issued picture ID.
  • Ages 16 and 17 with withdrawal form or letter from last school attended, a valid picture ID with proof of age, and the Underage Youth Application for Program Enrollment and Permission to Take the GED® Test form

Where and when are classes available?

  • Classes are offered in four counties: DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale, and Morgan.
  • DeKalb and Newton Counties offer day and evening classes. DeKalb County also offers a Saturday class.
  • Morgan County offers day classes.
  • Rockdale County offers evening classes.

How can I enroll?

  • All students MUST attend a registration/placement test/orientation session. Please call 404-297-9522 Ext. 4000 for new student registration schedule.
  • Space is limited at some locations.

How long will it take to prepare for the GED test?

  • Because the program is individualized, the length of preparation depends on each student's abilities, starting level, attendance, and motivation.