Preparatory Programs

During the admissions process, all students are tested in reading comprehension, math skills, and language skills. The results of these tests determine the eligibility of the student to enter his or her desired program. In some cases, applicants do not meet the requirements of their program of choice. For these students, the EOC offers several options to improve their skills and meet the requirements of their desired program.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Teacher led instruction is provided in the areas of reading, writing, math, and verbal communication. This class meets nine hours per week and may be appropriate for students preparing for the GED as well as those with high school diplomas who need improvement in one or more of the instructional areas.


The Pre GED program is an individualized learning or classroom program where students work with the help of a teacher or an academic advisor to improve their reading and/or math scores and move into the GED program.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Two levels of ESL are offered. In both classes, students work on improving conversation as well as literacy in English.

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