Class descriptions

Accuplacer

Who it’s for: Adults who want to improve their score on the Accuplacer test, which assesses their skills in reading, writing and math in order to place them in college courses
What you study: Brush up in reading, writing and math to gain the skill-levels necessary to bypass developmental college courses.

Adult Diploma - K-12 Diploma Completion or Credit Recovery

Who it’s for: Adults 21 or older who have not completed high school
What you study: Complete remaining high school classes to earn a diploma from a Minnesota school district.

Adult Diploma - Minnesota State Adult Diploma

Who it’s for: Adults 21 or older who have not completed high school
What you study: Complete a competency-based state standard adult high school diploma awarded by the Minnesota Department of Education through participation in an approved Minnesota Adult Basic Education program.

Career Training

Who it’s for: Adults who want to improve job-searching skills or develop skills needed to perform a job
What you study: Résumé-writing and how to search for, apply for, interview for and get jobs. Or learn specific skills or specialized vocabulary for a career in fields including child development and teaching, IT, construction, customer service, commercial driving, food service, healthcare, hotel work and mechanical/trade work.

Citizenship

Who it’s for: Adult permanent residents looking to become citizens
What you study: English and civics in order to pass the naturalization interview and examination.

College Prep

Who it’s for: Adults who have finished high school or completed their GED but would like to brush up for college
What you study: Brush up in reading, writing and math to gain the skill-levels necessary to attend college.

Computers

Who it’s for: Some programs require that adults be currently enrolled in ESL or GED classes in order to be eligible for computer classes. A few programs allow any adult to enroll in computer classes (whether or not they are enrolled in ESL or GED classes)
What you study: It varies depending on the program, but can include:

  • Computer basics if you have never used a computer
  • Programs such as Microsoft Word or Excel
  • How to use the internet
  • How to look for and apply for jobs on a computer
  • Open computer lab time with a volunteer or teacher available to help students one-on-one

English (ESL)

Who it’s for: Adults whose native language is not English and who are immigrants/refugees from other countries
What you study: Oral and written English language skills necessary for basic survival, work and social needs.

GED Class

Who it’s for: Advanced-level English language students or native-born adults 19 or older who do not have a high school diploma – the GED counts the same as this
What you study: The subject areas that make up the four GED tests: math, language arts, social studies and science.

GED Online

Who it’s for: Adults who want guided online help to prepare for the GED test. Basic computer skills and regular computer access are required
What you study: The subject areas that make up the four GED tests: math, language arts, social studies and science.

GED Test Site

A location in Minnesota that provides official GED testing. The test must be taken in-person. Please visit https://ged.com/ to find GED testing locations.

Math

Who it’s for: Adults who want to improve their math skills
What you study: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, algebra, fractions, probability and more, along with “real world” math skills like budgeting.

Reading

Who it’s for: Adults who want to learn to read better and who are at a pre-GED-level
What you study: Reading strategies focusing on improving vocabulary, reading with ease and better understanding what you read.