Adult Education
The Adult Education Program is a cost-free instructional program that is specifically designed for adults who have different needs, backgrounds, and skills. Therefore, a flexible program has been designed which meets the needs of any individual who wishes to participate. Three levels of instruction have been developed which extend from beginning reading and writing to high school completion through the General Education Development (GED) Program. The services are available in the counties of Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson, and Lumpkin.

Adult Basic Education provides instruction for reading readiness, basic mathematics skills, and an introduction to writing and basic grammar.
Adult General Education provides instruction in reading comprehension, reading in the content areas, mathematics, and language arts.
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.

General Educational Development (GED) Test
Lanier Technical College is an official GED Testing Center. The test is administered at a variety of locations monthly. 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 five-part test covering the following subject areas: Writing, Social Studies, Science, Reading, and Mathematics. To pass the GED, a total score of 2250 points is required. An average of 450 points on the test battery is needed with no individual test score falling below 410 points. The fee for GED testing is $160.

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.

Adult Education Cost & Fees
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 nine county locations:

Banks County Adult Education Center
127 Hudson Valley Rd.
Homer, GA 30547

Barrow County Adult Education Center
89 East Athens Street
Winder, GA 30680
770.868.4080 (Lanier Technical College Winder-Barrow Campus)

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
4 1/2 Stallworth St.
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