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, 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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 eight county locations:
  • Banks County Adult Education Center
    127 Hudson Valley Rd.
    Homer, GA 30547
    706.677.4302

  • Winder-Barrow County Adult Education Center
    89 East Athens Street
    Winder, GA 30680
    770.868.4080

  • Dawson County Adult Education Center
    408 Highway 9 North
    Dawsonville, GA 30534
    706.265.1690

  • 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
    770.531.6410

  • 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
    706.867.2862