GED Prep Course Now Online Through MCCC

2-15--06

Anyone seeking to earn a high school equivalency diploma (GED), who is not able to attend classes, can now take a GED preparation course online at an affordable cost through Mercer County Community College.

The recently launched program, called “GED Prep Online,” takes just three months to complete and costs $100, plus $25 to register for the GED exam. The course uses a software program that takes students approximately three months to complete. Applicants are asked to take a placement test before beginning the course.

While MCCC also offers a free GED program, this one is for those who are not able to attend classes in person because of work or family commitments. GED Prep Online students are welcome to use the full facilities of the college, such as the Learning Center and library. Prior online experience is not required, and more than 90 percent of current participants have never taken an online course before. Many have no previous computer skills. People from all counties and states are eligible to enroll.

According to Program Coordinator Adrienne Dixon of Mercer’s James Kerney Campus, program graduates will be invited to participate in the James Kerney Campus awards night in May. “We are excited about the program. This is the first step in trying to put a different spin on GED education. The ages of participants are across the board – from teenagers to grandparents.”

For more information visit the website, contact Adrienne Dixon at 609-586-4800 ext. 6530, or e-mail dixona@mccc.edu.

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