Adult & Continuing Education
The Adult Education program at Turtle Mountain Community College began in 1976. The need for the service came about because of the large number of adults who had experienced problems in school and had dropped out. While the dropout rate has improved, the population has increased so that the number of adults needing the services from this program remains constant.
The Adult Basic and Secondary/GED program provides services to eligible participants to help increase knowledge and improve skills essential in today's world. The program provides instructions to enable adults to acquire basic skills necessary to function in our society. These skills include math, social studies, science, literature, language skills, job skills, career assessment, and literacy. The program provides instruction to help adults for the General Education Development (GED) tests. The State Department of Public Instruction issues a High School Equivalency Diploma to those who successfully complete the exams. Eligible adult participants must be 16 years of age or older who lack basic education skills or a high school education. Classes are flexible and are offered at no cost to the eligible participant.