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
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.
GED CLASS SCHEDULE FOR Fall 2022
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
For more information about GED/Adult General Education Classes and Orientations, please contact:
For GED Testing Information call the testing office at (541) 867-8505.
Click here for information about ESOL classes
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.
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.