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,
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
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
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.
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.
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