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Adult Learning Center and GED Testing

The mission of the Adult Learning Center is to provide services to help adults increase knowledge and improve skills that are essential in today's changing world. The Adult Learning Center is a grant-funded program through the ND Department of Public Instruction.

Crighton Building Room 105 and 108
Monday - Thursday | 9a - Noon and 1p to 3:30p | Evenings by Appointment
Watford City Satellite by Appointment 

Requirements and Services Include:                                       

GED Preparation, Not enrolled in an educational institution, Study Skills, Need a GED, College Preparation
Need to learn English Language, Job Readiness Skills

GED Preparation

People who need to prepare for the GED tests are encouraged to come to the Adult Learning Center for instruction.  For more information please call the Adult Learning Center or stop at the Adult Learning Center!

English Language Learning (ELL)

People who want to learn English as a foreign language may sign up to take the ELL classes. ELL classes are held as a group throughout the week. Different level classes in Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening are held along with learning Idioms! Please call the Adult Learning Center for more information. The classes are definitely "The Cat's Meow"!

College Preparation:

The Adult Learning Center will help students prepare for the COMPASS test and students will be introduced to Williston State College staff for enrollment and to answer any college questions . Each student will be given a campus tour so he/she is prepared for enrolling at WSC.

Job Readiness Skills:

The Adult Learning Center will help students keep an personal data list of activities, awards, past employment, and more. This information will be used in targeted resumes. The students will learn how to research the company where he/she may get a job interview, also prepare an application,  prepare cover letters, targeted resumes, prepare answers for interview questions, thank you letters and follow-up phone calls.  

Websites to be used for Job Readiness include

Job Dig:
ND Job Service:
Career Outlook:
Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Book to share: How Would You Move Mt. Fuji by William Poundstone

Study Skills

Students will learn the different learning styles and learn many different study skill techniques to help in college and employment.

Contacts for More Information

Laurel Kaae, Director of Adult Learning Center  701-572-5886 or 701-774-4221
Tonya Hanson, Adult Learning Center/Displaced Homemaker  Assistant 701-572-5886
Rebekka Sax, Watford City Satellite Adult Learning Center - 701-570-4017

North Dakota State Contact for More Information

Valerie Fischer, State Director
Adult Education and Literacy
Department of Public Instruction
600 East Boulevard Avenue | Bismarck, ND 58505-0440 | Phone 701-328-2393

Other Links
DPI - Adult Education and Family Literacy 
American Council on Education GED Testing Service 
Request for Official GED Transcript