Adult Education

Learn more about ABE/GED and ESL/Life Skills

The Adult Education Department at Northeast Community College offers the following services:
  • Instruction in basic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics (ABE)
  • Preparation and testing for a high school diploma (GED)
  • English language instruction (ESL)
  • Preparation for the Law Enforcement Academy Entrance Test
The program is free to anyone 16 years of age or older and not enrolled in a secondary school. Students are requested to attend an orientation session to register and take diagnostic tests to determine what skills are needed and develop a learning plan.

Schedule

  • Session I: August 4, 2014 - September 27, 2014
  • Session II: October 6, 2014 - November 22, 2014
  • Session III: December 1, 2014 - December 19, 2014
  • Session IV: January 5, 2015 - February 28, 2015
  • Session V: March 2, 2015 - April 25, 2015
  • Session VI: April 27, 2015 - June 6, 2015

Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education

If you need help brushing up on basic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics, you can take classes through the Adult Education Department. Classes are designed for adults who are not seeking a high school diploma. Classes and individualized sessions give you as much help and time as needed to reach your goals.

For more information about Adult Basic Education classes, please call 402-844-7253 or 402-844-7254, email nancyjs@northeast.edu or emily@northeast.edu, or stop by our Norfolk office at Northeast Community College, 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Maclay Building, Room 180.

Diploma

Preparation for the Nebraska High School Diploma

If you are at least 16 years old, have not completed a high school diploma, and are not currently enrolled in school, you can prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) tests to qualify for the Nebraska High School Diploma.

After determining your skills in each of the testing areas—literacy, science, mathematics, and social studies—our staff will help you develop an individualized learning plan. Classes and tutoring sessions are scheduled at several locations in northeast Nebraska including daily classes on the Northeast Community College campus in Norfolk.

When you are prepared for a test (you may take one test before preparing for another), you may test at Northeast Community College in Norfolk or another testing site in northeast Nebraska. (See “GED Testing”)

 For more information about preparing for the GED tests, please call 402-844-7253 or 402-844-7254, email nancyjs@northeast.edu or emily@northeast.edu, or stop by our Norfolk office at Northeast Community College, 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Maclay Building, Room 180.
Scholarships Available

Scholarships Available

Once you successfully complete all five GED tests and earn your high school diploma, we encourage you to consider continuing your education as a college student at Northeast Community College. Each year, up to twelve $500 Deans' scholarships may be awarded to selected Adult Education students.
English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Adults who speak limited English may take English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Classes are designed to serve individuals ranging from beginning learners, intermediate learners, and advanced learners. The classes are designed to stress communication, pronunciation, basic sentence patterns, essential vocabulary as well as speaking and writing skills.

For more information about ESL classes, please call 402-844-7253, email emily@northeast.edu, or stop by our Norfolk office at Northeast Community College, 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Maclay Building, Room 143.
Law Enforcement Academy Entrance Test

Preparation for the Law Enforcement Academy Entrance Test

Adults wishing to enter the Law Enforcement Academy may brush up on basic skills to prepare for the entrance test. The entrance test is administered at the Adult Education Office on the Northeast Community College campus in Norfolk and must be scheduled in advance. A $10.00 fee is required.

For more information about preparing for the Law Enforcement Academy Test, please call 402-844-7255, email dawnf@northeast.edu, or stop by our Norfolk office at Northeast Community College, 801 East Benjamin Avenue, Maclay Building, Room 180.