Class descriptions

Adult Diploma

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

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: Resume-writing and how to search for, apply for, interview, and get jobs. Or learn specific skills or specialized vocabulary for a career in nursing, childcare, truck-driving, food service, and more.

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

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 literacy skills necessary for basic survival, work and social needs

GED Class

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

GED Test Site

A location in Minnesota that provides official GED testing. The test must be taken in-person.

Math

Who it’s for: Adults who want to improve their math skills
What you study: Algebra, fractions, probability, etc. and “real world” math skills like budgeting or balancing a checkbook

Reading

Who it’s for: Adults who want to learn to read better and aren’t ready for GED-level classes
What you study: Reading strategies focusing on improving vocabulary, reading with ease, and better understanding what you read