Georgia Piedmont Tech offers GED prep courses to get you ready to pass the GED® exam. The college offers on-site testing as well. You must register online and attend an orientation session to begin class.

We Focus on Success

  • Faculty dedicated solely to adult literacy and GED prep help students every step of the way
  • Flexible morning and evening classes
  • Structured approach that helps students move to the next grade level in as little as four weeks
  • On-site GED® testing

Get a GED and a Trade Skill at the Same Time

Georgia Piedmont Tech offers the chance to earn the GED and a Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in a high demand occupation in as little as six months. You must register online and attend an orientation session to begin class.

Learn more.

Convenient Campus Locations

Georgia Piedmont Tech offers GED prep courses at all campus locations. View the list below to find the one closer to you.

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DeKalb Campus

495 North Indian Creek Dr.
Clarkston, GA 30021
(404) 297-9522 etc. 4000
TU-TH: 9 AM – 1 PM
TU & TH: 5 PM – 9 PM

South DeKalb Campus

2460 Wesley Chapel Road
Decatur, GA 30035
(404) 297-9522 etc. 4000
Monday through Thursday: 9 AM – 1 PM
Tuesday and Thursday: 5 PM – 9 PM

Newton County

Newton Campus, A, B, C
16200 Alcovy Road, NE
Covington, GA 30014
(404) 297-9522 etc. 4000
M-TH: 8 AM – 1 PM
M & TU: 5 PM – 9 PM

Rockdale County

Rockdale Career Academy
1064 Culpepper Drive
Conyers, GA 30094
(404) 297-9522 etc. 4000
M & TU: 5 PM – 9 PM

County Correctional Facilities

Georgia Piedmont Tech offers GED® classes to referred inmates at each of the county jails in the college’s four-county footprint.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What types of classes are offered?

  • GED Prep Classes
  • Basic Skills classes in reading, math, and language/writing
  • Fast Track (must qualify)
  • Distance Learning/Online classes (must qualify, see more information below)
  • Springboard (referral only)

What types of learning techniques are used?

  • Instructor facilitated, self-paced, and individualized instruction using textbooks and other learning resources
  • Instructor facilitated computer-based instruction
  • Group class instruction in math, reading, and language/writing using online resources

Is there a fee for classes?

  • No, classes are provided at no cost to the student
  • Books are provided for students to use in class but cannot be written in or taken home

Who can enroll?

  • Ages 18 and older with a valid government issued picture ID
  • Ages 16 and 17 with parental consent, withdrawal form or letter (transcripts are not accepted) from last school attended
  • Underage Youth Application for Program Enrollment and Permission to Take the GED® Test form
  • Must be in the United States legally

Where and when are classes available?

  • Classes are offered in three counties: DeKalb, Newton and Rockdale
  • DeKalb (including the South DeKalb Campus) and Newton counties offer day and evening classes
  • Rockdale County offers evening classes only
  • Distance Learning/Online classes (must qualify, see more information below)

How can I enroll?

  • Complete registration form online
  • All students MUST attend an orientation session and take the placement test. Please call (404) 297-9522 ext. 4000 for additional new student information
  • Review upcoming registration schedule, dates, and deadlines and dates for classes.
  • Distance Learning students should register under the South DeKalb DAY session here.

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

  • Students move at their own pace
  • Program is customized for each student – the length of time to get ready for the test depends on each student’s abilities, starting level, attendance, and motivation

How do I earn both the GED and a trade skill at the same time?

  • The Georgia Piedmont Advantage for Adult Education program is a dual enrollment opportunity where students can earn the GED and a Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) in a high-demand occupation
  • Through this program, both can be earned in as little as one semester, depending on commitment and motivation
  • High-demand fields include welding, nursing, and construction, among many others
  • Ask for more information about the Georgia Piedmont Advantage schedule

How can I find out more about the distance learning/online class options?

The GED online (or Distance learning) program is an extension of the GED/Continuing education program offered at Georgia Piedmont Technical College for adult learners.

This program is for the adult learner with or without a High school diploma.

Adult learners WITH a high school diploma:

  • can refresh their basic literacy skills before taking college entry exams or in preparation of retaking college entry exams
  • will take assessments to gauge their proficiency in basic literacy skills

Adult learners WITHOUT a high school diploma:

  • will take online courses and GED practice tests to better prepare them to obtain a GED credential and transition to college.

The adult learner who would benefit from attending online classes is someone who would have challenges in attending traditional GED classes but would still have an opportunity to obtain a GED credential.

The Distance Learning program is open to all with an emphasis on those with challenges of physically attending class.

These challenges include but are not limited to:

  • Transportation
  • Health issues
  • Child care
  • Employment restrictions

ALL GED/CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES ARE FREE.

  • Distance Learning students should register under the South DeKalb DAY session here.

For more information about the distance learning program, contact:

Illya K. Byrd
byrdi@gptc.edu
404-297-9522, ext 1292