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

  • Study online or at home, on your own schedule
  • Attend class online from anywhere 
  • Receive individual assessments
  • Create customized progress plans
  • Practice the GED test from anywhere
  • New students are accepted throughout the term

GED student grant supports

Starting your GED? You may qualify for a grant of $200 per term. Ask at orientation or contact an advisor, 541-867-8501, for details.

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. 




Or call Debbie Skaggs at 541-867-8535.  


Class Schedule



GED® & Adult Basic Skills class will be held online. The class will be taught by several OCCC GED® instructors using Canvas, Zoom, and other on-line resources.

GED® Class Schedule


Adult Secondary Education Full Term – Math 1


Tues & Thurs

5:30PM – 8:20PM

Hybrid (Join LIVE in the classroom at our Lincoln City campus, or join via Zoom.)

Kim Puttman


Adult Secondary Education Full Term  – Math 2


Tues & Thurs


Live Stream via Zoom

Carole Parks


Adult Secondary Education Full Term – Language Arts


Tues & Thurs

1:30-4:20 pm

Hybrid (Join LIVE in the classroom at our Lincoln City campus, or join via Zoom.)

Kim Puttman


Adult Secondary Education Full Term – Social Studies and Science


Mon & Wed

5:30-8:20 pm

Live Stream

Terri Neimann

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 Winter Term.

Click here to schedule an orientation

More Information

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

Debbie Skaggs | 541-867-8535 | Email

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?

The cost of GED classes is a flat fee of $20 for each term. This can be paid online via credit or debit card, or paid in cash to student services or the Basic Skills assistant.

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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