GED & Adult General Education Classes

These classes are designed to help with the general education of adult learners (aged 16 and up) who want to prepare for the GED Test or improve skills for current or future employment, enrollment in further education, and/or other personal reasons. Adults who want to gain confidence in the workplace by brushing up or improving their writing or math skills also benefit from these classes. Class sizes are small, and caring instructors are committed to helping students achieve their academic goals. Reading, writing, math, critical thinking, and general academic development are addressed in multi-skill, supportive classrooms.  Teens aged 16 and 17 with mature behavior may attend GED classes.

Click here to apply to the GED program.

GED Testing

Class Schedule

GED class schedule for Fall 2019

Newport, CC-27 Mon & Wed Noon to 4pm or 5:30-9pm Miller-Morgan, M Sept. 23, 2019
Lincoln City, LC-123 Tues & Thurs 9:00-Noon or 5-8pm Reynolds-Otrugman, J Sept. 24, 2019

GED orientation schedule for Fall 2019

GED Orientations for New Students: Two-session attendance is required before enrolling in GED classes.

Newport, CC-25 Mon & Wed Noon to 4pm or 5:30-9pm Sept. 23 and 25 OR Oct. 21 & 23, 2019
Lincoln City, LC-124 Tues & Thurs 9am-Noon or 5-8pm Sept. 24 & 26 or Oct. 22 & 24, 2019

For more information about GED/Adult General Education classes and orientations,
please contact:

Megan Miller-Morgan  | Newport Daytime Info
GED/Adult General Ed Instructor – Newport Days

Patricia DiGiulio  |  Newport Evening & Independent Study Info
GED/Adult General Ed Instructor – Newport Evenings

Julie Reynolds-Otrugman  |  Lincoln City Program Info
GED/Adult General Ed Instructor – Lincoln City Mornings & Evenings

OCCC Office of Academics & Workforce | General Information
Administrative Assistant, Office of Academics & Workforce
(541) 867-8541

For GED Testing Information, visit this page
or call the testing office at (541) 867-8505.

Click here for information about ESOL classes, now offered in Newport and Lincoln City

GED y Clases de Educación General para Adultos

Estas clases están diseñadas para ayudar con la educación general de los alumnos adultos (de 16 años en adelante) que deseen prepararse para el examen del GED o mejorar sus habilidades para el empleo actual o futuro, la inscripción en educación superior y/u otras razones personales. Los adultos que deseen ganar confianza en el lugar de trabajo al mejorar sus habilidades de escritura o matemáticas también se benefician de estas clases. El tamaño de las clases es pequeño, y los instructores se comprometen a ayudar a los estudiantes a alcanzar sus metas académicas. Lectura, escritura, matemáticas, pensamiento crítico y el desarrollo académico general se abordan en aulas con múltiples habilidades y apoyo. Los estudiantes de 16 y 17 años con comportamiento maduro pueden asistir a clases de GED.


Newport, CC-27 Lu & Mi 12-4pm, 5:30-9pm Miller-Morgan, M 09-23-2019
Lincoln City, LC-123 Ma & Ju 9am-12pm, 5-8pm Reynolds-Otrugman, J 09-24-2019


Calendario de orientación de GED para el otoño de 2019

Orientación de GED para estudientes nuevos: se requiere la orientación de dos días antes de inscribirse en las clases de GED

Newport, CC-25 Lu & Mi 12-4pm, 5:30-9pm 09-23-2019
Lincoln City, LC-124 Ma & Ju 9am-12pm, 5-8pm 09-24-2019

Para obtener más información acerca de las clases y orientaciones de GED,
por favor contacte:

Megan Miller-Morgan  | Newport Daytime Info
GED/Adult General Ed Instructor – Newport Days

Patricia DiGiulio  |  Newport Evening & Independent Study Info
GED/Adult General Ed Instructor – Newport Evenings

Julie Reynolds-Otrugman  |  Lincoln City Program Info
GED/Adult General Ed Instructor – Lincoln City Mornings & Evenings

Oficina de Académicos y Personel | Información general
Ayudante Administrativo, Oficina de Académicos y Personel
(541) 867-8541

Para obtener información sobre las pruebas de GED, visite esta página o llame a la oficina de pruebas al (541) 867-8505.

Haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre las clases de ESOL, que ahora se ofrecen en Newport y Lincoln City.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for GED classes?

Basic Skills staff assist GED students with online application and registration during orientation.

I took the GED before 2014 and lost my certificate. How do I get a replacement?

Simple. Click here and follow the instructions.

What is the cost of GED classes?

The cost of GED classes is $20 for each term.

Why do I have to attend orientation?

Orientations are offered in a relaxed and friendly setting. They are required because they allow plenty of time for answering questions, taking assessments, sharing helpful resources, connecting with other new GED students, providing information about the GED Test and “GED Ready” (the official GED practice tests), and to see if the program is right for you. Once you complete the two-session orientation, you may start class the following week.

May I attend one-day orientation session and one evening session during an orientation week? 

 Yes. As long as you attend both Monday & Wednesday orientation sessions in Newport or both Tuesday & Thursday orientation sessions in Lincoln City, you may “flip flop” the morning and evening orientations if that best suits your schedule.

I missed the required orientation in the first week of the term. May I attend orientation and enter the class later in the term?

Yes, you may enter the class at mid-term, providing you attend both sessions of the orientation scheduled at mid-term. Normally two orientations are offered each term (at the beginning of the term and at mid-term).

I attended the first orientation session at the beginning of the term but wasn’t able to attend the second session. I still want to take the class. What can I do? 

Because we offer a second orientation at mid-term, you only need to attend the second session at mid-term orientation.

  I’m working with an agency who will be paying for my GED Class. What is the process?

Agencies should initiate the billing process for class payments by first providing a voucher or an intent-to-pay document to Sharon Hahn, Oregon Coast Community College, 400 SE College Way, Newport, OR.  For more info about agency payments, please call (541) 867-8504.

May I alternate between attending GED day classes and night classes?

This can be done in Lincoln City GED Classes (because the same instructor teaches both day and night classes) but not in Newport (because there are different GED instructors for the day and night class).

Are there grades or homework for GED classes?

Because GED classes are non-credit, there are no grades.  Homework is sometimes given as extra practice (and can be very helpful to making faster progress) but not graded by the instructor.

May teens attend GED classes?

Both 16- and 17-year-olds may attend OCCC’s GED classes with approval/documentation from Linn-Benton-Lincoln County Educational Service District’s Home School-GED Options Program. You will find more information at this website.

Mature behavior is expected in this adult learning environment. Many teens have completed their GEDs after attending the College’s GED classes.

Do you have online GED classes?

We do not offer online GED classes but do have some options for students who cannot regularly attend class. Call Patricia DiGiulio at (541) 867-8557 for more information.

How long will it take me to get my GED?

This depends on what skill set you have when you enter class, as well as how much time you can devote to your studies outside of class.  The average time is 6 months to one year. Some students finish sooner and some need more time. After your assessments at orientation, you will be given an estimate of how long it will take you to complete the GED Test.

I already have a high school diploma or GED but need to brush up on writing, math, and other basic skills. May I attend GED classes to brush up on basics so that I can place into college-credit classes, improve my workplace skills, and/or help my kids or teens with homework?

Absolutely, yes. We serve not only GED-seeking learners but also adults who need to brush up and/or improve skills for a variety for reasons. Orientation is still necessary.

I have to stop classes for a few weeks due to an emergency, family commitments, or a health issue. Can I rejoin the class?

As long as you communicate with your instructor, in most cases, you will be able to resume classes.

I am unable to pay for the GED Test. Is there financial assistance to pay for the test? 

Yes, there is financial assistance to pay for the real GED Test. There are 3 requirements: 1) Regular class attendance. 2) Economic hardship/financial need.  3) Successful passing of all 4 sections (Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies) of the “GED Ready” Official Practice Tests.

Are you on Facebook?

Yes we are. Once in Facebook, type in Oregon Coast Community College Basic Skills Dept. and there you will find important information and helpful resources; inspirational postings for students; recent photos of GED students, faculty, and staff; and more. (Or, click here.)

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