Share This

Adult Learning Center and GED Testing

ALC Logo
Williston State College
Stevens Hall
Room 204

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.

Classroom Hours
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Evenings by Appointment
Tioga Satellite by Appointment 


Requirements and Services Include:                                       

16 years plus                                                                                                                                    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 / Job Readiness Skills / Study Skills

College Preparation:

The Adult Learning Center will help students prepare for the COMPASS test and  introduce the potential college student to Katie Peterson at Career Services. 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.  

Possible 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.

Local Contacts for More Information

Laurel Kaae, Associate Dean for Student Success 701-572-5886 or 701-774-4221

Sierra Fredricksen, Adult Learning Center Instructor- 701-572-5886

Tonya Hanson, Adult Learning Center/Displaced Homemaker  Assistant 701-572-5886

Orpha Prather, Tioga Satellite Adult Learning Center Center - 701-641-3387

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
Fax 701-328-4770
Department of Public Instruction - Adult Education and Family Literacy       

Request forOfficial GED Transcript
 Official GED Transcript Information