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Adult Education
  • GED® (General Educational Development) instruction is for people who want to earn a Nebraska High School Diploma.

    GEDPagePhotoTo earn a GED® diploma, students must pass the following four tests:

    • Reasoning Through Language Arts: Focuses on the ability to read closely, write clearly and edit and understand written English in context. The test includes giving an extended response.
    • Social Studies: Focuses on social studies reasoning, including civics and government, US history, economics and geography and the world. This test includes giving an extended response.
    • Science: Focuses on science reasoning, including life science, physical science and earth and space science.
    • Mathematics: Focuses on quantitative and algebraic problem solving. An on-screen scientific calculator is available for a portion of the test.

    Each test costs $30. These tests were updated effective Jan. 2, 2014, and are more rigorous to meet new GED® Testing Service guidelines.

    Adult Education (AE) provides instruction to students who are 16 years or older and have either officially withdrawn from school or have completed home-schooling. Students must pay a $20 registration fee two weeks prior to attending orientation. The fee must accompany a registration/receipt form that students can pick up at their local Adult Education classroom. The fee can be paid on site at the Kearney Center or Lexington Center and by mail or at a campus student accounts office for the other locations. The fee covers instruction from July 1 through June 30.

    For more information, contact one of the following local coordinators or Adult Education Director Ann Chambers at (308) 398-7446, toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 7446, or by e-mail at achambers@cccneb.edu.

    The following communities offer GED® classes. Click on the community name to get more information about its GED® program.

  • Coordinator: Jessica Igo at (308) 398-7433; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 7433, or jessicaigo@cccneb.edu

    GED® classes meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alice M. Farr Public Library, 1603 L St. Classes are closed in July.

    Coordinator: Mary Wiegand at (402) 562-1432; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 1432; or marywiegand@cccneb.edu

    GED® classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Columbus Family Resource Center, 3020 18th St., Ste. 3. New students can register during GED® class times.

    Computer labs offering keyboarding and GED® preparation are available on various days and at various times.

    Coordinator: Jessica Igo at (308) 398-7433; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 7433; or jessicaigo@cccneb.edu

    GED® orientations are held the first Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. for morning classes and at 6 p.m. for evening classes. Registration and pre-testing is required in our office before a student can attend an orientation. GED® classes meet Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 9 p.m. at College Park, 3180 W. Highway 34.

    Classes are also available at the Hall County Detention Center.

    Coordinator: Anne Cannon at (402) 463-7323 or annecannon@cccneb.edu

    GED® classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 9 p.m. at Head Start, 123 N. Marian Rd.

    Students are required to attend an orientation session before they can take the above classes.

    Coordinator: Diana Watson at (308) 995-8133, toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780 or dwatson@cccneb.edu

    GED® classes meet Mondays and Thursdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Phelps County Ag Center, 1308 2nd Street. 

    Coordinator: Laurel Volpe at (308) 338-4009; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 4009; or lvolpe@cccneb.edu

    GED® classes meet Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at CCC-Kearney, 3519 2nd Ave.

    Students are required to attend an orientation session before they can take the classes.

    Coordinator: Marilynn Hersh at (308) 324-8483 or mhersh@cccneb.edu

    GED® classes meet Mondays and Tuesdays from noon to 2:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at CCC-Lexington, 1501 Plum Creek Parkway.

    Students are required to attend an orientation session before they can take the above classes. 

    Coordinator: Crystal Ramm at 308-728-3299 o crystalramm@cccneb.edu

    Classes are held at the Ord Learning Center, 1514 K St., Ste 1. Students are required to attend an orientation session (scheduled by appointment only) before they can take the GED® classes.

    Coordinator: Vicki Pribil at (402) 352-8221 or vickipribil@cccneb.edu

    Self-paced GED® study is available Monday-Thursday 9:30 am to 5 pm. at Cargill Meat Solutions, 590 Road 9. Students can register for GED® classes during office hours.

  • GED® Transcripts

    The Adult Education Office can provide free transcripts for the Grand Island and Kearney GED® programs and Grand Island Public Schools for any GED® passed prior to 2002. Other individuals can request a transcript from the Nebraska Department of Education by clicking here:

    GED Transcript Request