The Adult Education Program
is a cost-free instructional program that is specifically designed for adults who
have different needs, backgrounds, and skills. Therefore, the College offers a flexible
program which meets the needs of any individual who wishes to participate. Three
types of instruction extend from beginning reading and writing to high school completion
through the General Education Development (GED) Program to English as a Second Language
to American citizenship classes. The services are available in the counties of Banks,
Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson, and Lumpkin.
Adult Education Cost & Fees
- Adult Education /GED Preparation Instruction
Adult Basic Education provides instruction for reading readiness, basic mathematics
skills, and an introduction to writing and basic grammar.
Adult Secondary Education provides instruction in reading, science, social
studies, grammar and writing skills, and mathematics. This level will develop the
skills necessary for completion of the GED examination.
Lanier Technical College is an official GED Testing Center. The test is administered
at a variety of locations throughout our seven-county service delivery area each
month. Successful completion of the GED Test qualifies an individual for a State
of Georgia High School Equivalency Diploma. GED credentials are accepted by industry,
government, licensing boards, technical colleges, arts and sciences colleges, universities,
and employers as the equivalent to a high school education.
The GED Test is a four-part test covering the following subject areas: Language
Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. The fee for GED testing is $160
and testing scholarships are often available.
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
Beginning ESL provides instruction in conversational English in life-coping
skills and beginning basic reading and writing.
Intermediate ESL provides continued development of conversational English
in life-coping skills. This level will improve the student's speaking, listening,
reading, and writing skills.
Advanced ESL provides instruction in grammar and usage, and effective speaking
and writing in English. This class provides pre-GED instruction for the foreign-born
person wishing to achieve a High School Equivalency Certificate.
- ESL/Civics/American Citizenship Instruction
Civics and American history instruction prepare non-citizens to take the American
citizenship test. Instruction covers the Constitution, American government, American
customs, and historical events.
There is no tuition charge for Adult Education and ESL classes. Books are
provided free for classroom use. There is a $160 fee for the GED Tests. For further
information on Adult Education, call 770.531.6363 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday or call one of our eight county locations:
- Banks County Adult Education Center
127 Hudson Valley Rd.
Homer, GA 30547
- Winder-Barrow County Adult Education Center
89 East Athens Street
Winder, GA 30680
- Dawson County Adult Education Center
408 Highway 9 North
Dawsonville, GA 30534
- Forsyth County Adult Education Center
3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd
Cumming, GA 30041
770.781.6987 (Lanier Technical College Forsyth Campus)
- Gainesville-Hall County Adult Education Center (ESL only)
4 1/2 Stallworth St.
Gainesville, GA 30501
- Wood's Mill Adult Education Center (GED only)
719 Woodsmill Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
- Jackson County Adult Education Center
631 South Elm Street
Commerce, GA 30529
706.335.9549 (Lanier Technical College Jackson Campus)
- Lumpkin County Adult Education Center
150B Johnson Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533