• CCAC GED Preparation Classes

    CCAC's Bridge to College and Career Pathways Program provides  Adult Basic Education and GED® Preparation Classes to adults who want to improve their basic math and reading literacy skills and develop the critical thinking and reasoning skills required to pass the GED® test.

    The Bridge to College and Career Pathways Program is offered at CCAC Allegheny Campus on the North Side. Students attend the program on scholarship, there are no fees for Adult Basic Education or GED® Test Preparation classes. Program funding is provided through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).

    Through participation in the program, students can improve their basic literacy skills and explore opportunities for employment as well as post-secondary training and education.  Instructional preparation includes Reading, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math aimed at students successfully completing the GED® test to obtain a Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma (formerly GED).

  • Braddock GED Preparation Classes

    Braddock Education and Training Center also offers a GED Prep class. Call 412.871.5728.

    CCAC's Out of School Youth Program provides GED Preparation Classes to youth who want to strengthen their academic skills and develop the critical thinking and reasoning skills required to pass the 2014 GED® series of tests.

    The program is offered at the Braddock Employment and Training Center (BETC) at 849 Braddock Ave in Braddock, PA. Students attending the program will receive instruction in Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics in order to pass the 2014 GED® series of exams to receive Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Secondary School Diploma.

  • A prospective student over age 18 must:

    • Be a Pennsylvania resident,
    • Be a resident of Allegheny County and
    • Not be enrolled in an approved or licensed secondary school.

    A prospective student under age 18 must:

    • Be 16 or 17 years old,
    • Be a Pennsylvania resident,
    • Be a resident of Allegheny County and
    • Provide the program with an official letter of withdrawal from their school district, on school district letterhead, signed by an official of the school. The letter must include the date of the student's withdrawal from high school and the date that the student would have graduated from high school. This letter must be provided to the program at intake testing.


    Class Schedule

    • Classes are scheduled in six week terms
    • Classes meet three days a week: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
    • Two classes are held each day:

                Class I            9:30AM - 11:30AM
                Class II           12:00PM - 2:00PM

    Request Program Information
    Prospective students should send an email to abe-ged@ccac.edu with the subject line ABE/GED Program. In the body of the email include:

                Full Name
    Mailing Address
    City, State Zip code                                     
    Phone Number
    Email Address
     

    Prospective students may also call the ABE/GED Hotline at 412.237.4699.

    Program Enrollment Process

    Intake Testing: Prospective students must attend one half day of intake testing where they take a series of assessment tests to determine their academic skill levels in Reading, Language, and Math.

    Orientation: Prospective students must also attend one half day of program orientation which will be scheduled after intake testing is completed.

    Verification of Identity, Citizenship & Residency: Prospective students are required to present a current, valid Pennsylvania-issued Driver's License or Photo ID card and Social Security Card to verify their identity, confirm their citizenship and establish their residency.

    Students under 18 years of age must provide their official letter of withdrawal from their school district, on school district letterhead, signed by an official of the school. The letter must include the date of the student's withdrawal from high school and the date that the student would have graduated from high school.

    Program Expectations

    Attendance Policy: Attendance and class participation are crucial to ensuring that students advance toward their educational goals. Participants are expected to attend all classes. "Reasonable accommodations" can be made for any student who must miss class, but absences are limited to no more than three (3) during a six (6) week term.

    Code of Conduct: This is an adult education program in a college environment. Students are expected to conduct themselves as adults at all times. All students will receive a copy of the 2015-2016 CCAC Student Handbook that clearly defines the student code of conduct. All students in the program are required to follow the student code of conduct.