Basic Skills & GED® Preparation

Section Feature Image

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

Should you have any problems with the online application, please call us at 404-297-9522, ext. 4000.

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.