OCCC’s GED Program: We can help you get there!

  • Study online or at home
  • Attend class online from anywhere 
  • Receive individual assessments
  • Receive class instruction in English or Spanish 
  • Practice the GED test from anywhere
  • New students are accepted throughout the term

ESOL Program

Click here for information about English for Speakers of Other Languages. 

GED & Adult General Education Classes

These classes are designed to help with the general education of adult learners (aged 16 and up) who want to prepare for the GED Test or improve skills for current or future employment, enrollment in further education, and/or other personal reasons. Adults who want to gain confidence in the workplace by brushing up or improving their writing or math skills also benefit from these classes. Class sizes are small, and delivered online this term, and caring instructors are committed to helping students achieve their academic goals. Reading, writing, math, critical thinking, and general academic development are addressed in multi-skill, supportive classrooms.  Teens aged 16 and 17 may attend if approved by the LBL Education Service District. 




Debbie Skaggs

Data Professional Title II


Phone: 541-867-8535

Email: deborah.skaggs@oregoncoast.edu


Class Schedule



GED® & Adult Basic Skills class Will be lIve-streamed and selected classes will be in person . The class will be taught by several OCCC GED® instructors using Canvas, Zoom, and other on-line resources.

GED® Class Schedule

Classes Taught in Spanish 

Spanish GED in LC Room 124  and Zoom              Tuesdays and Thursdays from     530 pm to 730 pm             Fernando Garza                                        

Spanish GED in Newport Room 27 and Zoom       Mondays and Wednesdays          530pm to 830  pm              Oscar Juarez


Classes taught in English            

Math 1             Tuesdays and Thursdays       530 pm-820 pm   Megan Miller Morgan

Math 2            Tuesdays and Thursdays       530 pm-820 pm   Carole Parks 

Language Arts    Mondays and Wednesdays 1pm-230 pm  Kim Puttman

Social Studies/ Science Mondays and Wednesdays  530 pm-820 pm Terri Niemann 



Required Orientation for GED Students 

You need to attend orientation before you start class. During orientation, we will walk through all of the technology that may be used during class, including Zoom and Canvas. Only one session of orientation is needed.

Orientations have begun for the Fall Term.

Click here to schedule an orientation

More Information

For more information about GED/Adult General Education Classes and Orientations, please contact:

Debbie Skaggs

Data Professional Title II


Phone: 541-867-8535

Email: deborah.skaggs@oregoncoast.edu

For GED Testing Information call the testing office at (541) 867-8505.

Click here for information about ESOL classes

GED y Clases de Educación General para Adultos
Estas clases están diseñadas para ayudar con la educación general de los alumnos adultos (de 16 años en adelante) que deseen prepararse para el examen del GED o mejorar sus habilidades para el empleo actual o futuro, la inscripción en educación superior y/u otras razones personales. Los adultos que deseen ganar confianza en el lugar de trabajo al mejorar sus habilidades de escritura o matemáticas también se benefician de estas clases. El tamaño de las clases es pequeño, y los instructores se comprometen a ayudar a los estudiantes a alcanzar sus metas académicas. Lectura, escritura, matemáticas, pensamiento crítico y el desarrollo académico general se abordan en aulas con múltiples habilidades y apoyo. Los estudiantes de 16 y 17 años con comportamiento maduro pueden asistir a clases de GED.

Para obtener más información acerca de las clases y orientaciones de GED, por favor contacte 541-867-8535

Para obtener información sobre las pruebas de GED, visite esta página o llame a la oficina de pruebas al (541) 867-8505.

Haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre las clases de ESOL, que ahora se ofrecen en Newport y Lincoln City.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for GED classes?

You can register in person when you come to the Zoom orientation into the program, when either the Basic Skills assistant or one of the instructors will walk you through the registration process.

How do I get my GED transcript and/or certificate?

OCCC offers GED classes and is a registered GED testing center, however, all transcripts and certificates related to GED are administered through GED.com. To get a copy of these documents visit GED.com/life_after_ged.

What is the cost of GED classes?

There is no cost for the classes. 

Why do I have to attend orientation?

The orientation process is comprised of a registration (if you haven’t already registered online) and placement testing. The placement testing lets your teacher know at what level you are starting in each of the test areas (Reading and Writing, Math, Science, and Social Science). The length of orientation depends on the student and what needs to be done. We are flexible when it comes to when orientation takes place, but once complete you may join any of our GED classes.

I missed the required orientation in the first week of the term. May I attend orientation and enter the class later in the term?

Yes. An orientation can be scheduled at any time by contacting either the Basic Skills assistant at 541-861-8535 or the Associate Dean of Academics and Workforce.


I’m working with an agency who will be paying for my GED Class. What is the process?

Agencies should initiate the billing process for class payments by first providing a voucher or an intent-to-pay document to Sharon Hahn, Oregon Coast Community College, 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR.  For more info about agency payments, please call (541) 867-8504.

Are there grades or homework for GED classes?

Because GED classes are non-credit, there are no grades.  Homework is sometimes given as extra practice (and can be very helpful to making faster progress) but not graded by the instructor.

May teens attend GED classes?

Both 16- and 17-year-olds may attend OCCC’s GED classes with approval/documentation from Linn-Benton-Lincoln County Educational Service District’s Home School-GED Options Program. You will find more information at this website.

How long will it take me to get my GED?

This depends on what skill set you have when you enter class, as well as how much time you can devote to your studies outside of class.  The average time is 6 months to one year. Some students finish sooner and some need more time. 

I already have a high school diploma or GED but need to brush up on writing, math, and other basic skills. May I attend GED classes to brush up on basics so that I can place into college-credit classes, improve my workplace skills, and/or help my kids or teens with homework?

Absolutely, yes. We serve not only GED-seeking learners but also adults who need to brush up and/or improve skills for a variety for reasons. Orientation is still necessary.

I have to stop classes for a few weeks due to an emergency, family commitments, or a health issue. Can I rejoin the class?

As long as you communicate with your instructor, in most cases, you will be able to resume classes.

I am unable to pay for the GED Test. Is there financial assistance to pay for the test? 

Yes, there is financial assistance to pay for the GED Ready and the GED Test. There are two requirements: 1) Regular class attendance. 2) Economic hardship/financial need.  



For information on testing please visit GED Testing.


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