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Adult Education
  • GED® (General Educational Development) instruction is for people who want to earn a Nebraska High School Diploma.

    GEDPagePhotoTo earn a GED® diploma, students must pass the following four tests:

    • Reasoning Through Language Arts: Focuses on the ability to read closely, write clearly and edit and understand written English in context. The test includes giving an extended response.
    • Social Studies: Focuses on social studies reasoning, including civics and government, US history, economics and geography and the world. This test includes giving an extended response.
    • Science: Focuses on science reasoning, including life science, physical science and earth and space science.
    • Mathematics: Focuses on quantitative and algebraic problem solving. An on-screen scientific calculator is available for a portion of the test.

    Each test costs $30. These tests were updated effective Jan. 2, 2014, and are more rigorous to meet new GED® Testing Service guidelines.

    Adult Education (AE) provides instruction to students who are 16 years or older and have either officially withdrawn from school or have completed home-schooling.

    For more information, contact one of the following local coordinators or Adult Education Director Ann Chambers at (308) 398-7446, toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 7446, or by e-mail at achambers@cccneb.edu.

    The following communities offer GED® classes. Click on the community name to get more information about its GED® program.

  • Coordinator: Jessica Igo at (308) 398-7433; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 7433, or jessicaigo@cccneb.edu

    GED® classes meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alice M. Farr Public Library, 1603 L St. Classes are closed in July.

    Coordinator: Mary Wiegand at (402) 562-1432; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 1432; or marywiegand@cccneb.edu

    GED® classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Columbus Family Resource Center, 3020 18th St., Ste. 3. New students can register during GED® class times.

    Computer labs offering keyboarding and GED® preparation are available on various days and at various times.

    Coordinator: Jessica Igo at (308) 398-7433; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 7433; or jessicaigo@cccneb.edu

    GED® orientations are held the first Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. for morning classes and at 6 p.m. for evening classes. Registration and pre-testing is required in our office before a student can attend an orientation. GED® classes meet Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 9 p.m. at College Park, 3180 W. Highway 34.

    Classes are also available at the Hall County Detention Center.

    Coordinator: Anne Cannon at (402) 463-7323 or annecannon@cccneb.edu

    GED® classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 9 p.m. at Head Start, 123 N. Marian Rd.

    Students are required to attend an orientation session before they can take the above classes.

    Coordinator: Diana Watson at (308) 995-8133, toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780 or dwatson@cccneb.edu

    GED® classes meet Mondays and Thursdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Phelps County Ag Center, 1308 2nd Street. 

    Coordinator: Laurel Volpe at (308) 338-4009; toll-free in Nebraska at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 4009; or lvolpe@cccneb.edu

    GED® classes meet Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at CCC-Kearney, 3519 2nd Ave.

    Students are required to attend an orientation session before they can take the classes.

    Coordinator: Marilynn Hersh at (308) 324-8483 or mhersh@cccneb.edu

    GED® classes meet Mondays and Tuesdays from noon to 2:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at CCC-Lexington, 1501 Plum Creek Parkway.

    Students are required to attend an orientation session before they can take the above classes. 

    Coordinator: Crystal Ramm at 308-728-3299 o crystalramm@cccneb.edu

    Classes are held at the Ord Learning Center, 1514 K St., Ste 1. Students are required to attend an orientation session (scheduled by appointment only) before they can take the GED® classes.

    Coordinator: Vicki Pribil at (402) 352-8221 or vickipribil@cccneb.edu

    Self-paced GED® study is available Monday-Thursday 9:30 am to 5 pm. at Cargill Meat Solutions, 590 Road 9. Students can register for GED® classes during office hours.

  • GED® Transcripts

    The Adult Education Office can provide free transcripts for the Grand Island and Kearney GED® programs and Grand Island Public Schools for any GED® passed prior to 2002. Other individuals can request a transcript from the Nebraska Department of Education by clicking here:

    GED Transcript Request