GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT (GED)
GED classes are designed to help students obtain a GED as efficiently as possible by: assessing entry-level academic skills, developing a program to fit specific skill levels and improving those skills to meet goals.
Predictive tests (GEDReadys) are given prior to GED testing in order to assure students of their chances of passing.
The GED consists of four content areas:
- Social Studies
- Reasoning through Language Arts
Before entering the GED program, all students must complete the Foundations for Success course unless they prove competency in all the areas. There is evidence that this course has increased attendance and success of students.
The course is offered after registration in the morning, evening, or online. If students aren’t able to complete the course before the first day of GED classes, they will need to wait until it is offered again. If students have not completed the Foundations course before March 31, they must wait until it is offered in August.
English language classes are designed to teach English as a second language through reading, writing, speaking and listening skills needed for integration into the community.
Digital Literacy Services
The Bismarck Adult Learning Center Computer Lab delivers culturally sensitive, multi-generation, computer-based education services. Individualized instructor facilitated course work includes instruction in basic computer skills and software use (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite). Curriculum to improve keyboarding skills includes speed and accuracy. Students meet with the instructor to assess personal goals and skill level needed to determine the appropriate method of instruction.
Career Advising Services
Career consultations are available by appointment only.
- Career & Interest Assessments
- Career Information—Occupational Options & Labor Market Information
- Career Planning—Set goals, design education & action plans
- Post-Secondary Planning—Understanding education/training requirements, skill development, & navigating applications, requirements and timelines
- Employment Assistance—Job seeking strategies, resume development, cover letter preparation, interviewing skills
- Employability Skills Training—Work readiness, job retention, cultural aspects of work, workplace ethics, teambuilding
- Other—Job shadow experiences, career exploration events, career & job fairs, classroom observations and more!