Adult Literacy and GED

The Adult Education Program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College offers instruction in Adult Learning Centers throughout its service area.

Instructional Areas include:

  • Preparation for the GED® Test
  • Adult Secondary Education
  • Adult Basic Education
  • English as a Second Language

The learning environment is designed to give special attention to adults who are returning to school to resume educational programs; refresh reading, writing, and math skills as they re-enter the job market; prepare for the GED® Test; qualify for a job or educational program that requires a high school diploma; learn English as their second language; or just work toward a personal educational goal.

Centers have modern computer labs, study materials and resources, and professional adult education staff for both day and evening programs. Each student is assessed to determine the starting place for his or her studies. Group and/or individualized instruction based on the student’s learning needs and goals is available.

Classes operate year round on the Georgia Northwestern Technical College calendar—spring, summer, and fall Semesters. Adults of all ages who have not graduated from high school in the United States or Canada or previously earned a GED® and who are at least 18 years old are eligible to enroll in classes at no charge.*

*Underage youth (ages 16 and 17) must provide a high school withdrawal document and obtain special permission from the Technical College System of Georgia in order to participate in Adult Education.

*In accordance with Georgia law (O.C.G.A. § 50-36-1), every applicant 18 years and over must complete a Verification of Eligibility for Public Benefit Affidavit and provide a secure and verifiable document verifying his or her lawful presence in the United States. A detailed list of secure and verifiable documents from the Georgia Attorney General’s office is posted at


The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Adult Education program partners with the Georgia Department of Labor to offer Business Ethics Student Training (GeorgiaBEST). GeorgiaBEST helps students acquire the soft skills and work ethic components needed to succeed in today’s workplace.

Transition to Postsecondary Education

The Adult Education staff will provide GED® graduates with step-by-step assistance in the transition to college or career.

GED® Transcript Request

Official GED Transcripts and diplomas, completed in Georgia, can be requested by contacting Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) in person or by mail.

Workplace Education

Employees who improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills, or who learn to communicate in English will become more productive in an organization. Employers can arrange for Adult Education instructors to bring Adult Education Services to their work sites. Interested employers should call (706) 295-6972 for more information.