# GED Preparation Program

Courses and Curriculum Map

There is no one size fits all approach to how long it will take you to get your GED, but our curriculum map shows how our classes prepare students for GED readiness.

All of our classes are taught by experienced instructors trained in adult education, who have a passion for teaching.

- GED Preparation classes follow the CSCC academic calendar. View our upcoming schedule.
- Classes meet twice a week, for two hours each, for seven weeks.
- Weekend and evening courses available to accommodate student’s busy schedules.
- Language Arts classes provide instruction in reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary.
- Math classes are designed to build skill in number functions, multi-step word problems, and beginning algebra and geometry.
- Midterm and final progress reports for each class.
- Classes cost $99-149 each, plus books.

Language Arts 1

This course is designed to strengthen the student’s vocabulary and basic writing skills and reading ability by focusing on comprehending and interpreting a variety of written materials.

PREREQUISITES: Placement between 3.0 and 5.9 on the TABE Reading assessment. Students with scores below 3.0 will be referred to Basic English program.

Math 1

This course will cover whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions. The student will work on multi-step word problems as well as tables and graphs.

PREREQUISITES: Placement between 3.0 and 6.9 on the TABE math assessment.

Language Arts 2

This course extends student’s ability to read a variety of genres and to plan, write, and edit extended paragraphs with proper grammar and mechanics. The course will build spelling, grammar, and punctuation skills.

PREQUISITES: Placement between 6.0 and 8.9 on the TABE reading assessment.

Math 2

This course reviews basic mathematical instruction, and introduces complex word problems, concepts of beginning algebra and geometry.

PREQUISITES: Placement between 7.0 and 9.9 on the TABE math assessment.

Language Arts 3

This course is designed to improve student’s English grammar, essay writing, and literary skills. It focuses on preparing students for the reading portions of the GED test and Ohio High School Equivalent Diploma.

PREREQUISITES: Placement at 9.0 or above on the TABE Reading assessment.

Math 3

This course quickly reviews the fundamental mathematics covered in Math 2 and then focuses on the pre-algebra, geometry and coordinate geometry required for the GED test and Ohio High School Equivalent Diploma.

PREREQUISITES: Placement at 9.0 or above on the TABE Applied Math assessment.

Language Arts 4

In this course, students will learn the writing skills needed for college-level work, the essay portion of the GED, workforce readiness, and personal development. This course guides GED Prep Language Arts students through mastery of the essay portion of the GED test.

NOTE: Completion of this course is a prerequisite for taking the Official Practice Test (OPT) for the GED. This course may be taken at the same time as Language Arts 3.

Math 4

Students will learn advanced secondary mathematics principles typically covered in grades 9-10 (Algebra I and Geometry), and be able to both perform and explain the process for solving mathematical problems appropriate to that level. This class prepares students for mastery of the math portion of the GED practice test, while also helping students prepare for college placement/entrance exams such as the COMPASS. Completion of this course is a prerequisite for taking the Official Practice Test (OPT) for the GED.

NOTE: This course is intended to help students prepare for the COMPASS exam and place as high as possible in college-credit mathematics; thereby saving time and money on remedial math classes.

PREREQUISITES: Placement at 11.0 or higher on the TABE assessment or successful completion of Math 3.