Adult Learning Center and GED Testing
Williston State College
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.
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
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
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: www.jobdig.com
ND Job Service: www.jobsnd.com
Career Outlook: www.nd.gov/cte/crn/docs/careeroutlook.pdf
Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bis.gov/ooh/
Book to share:
How Would You Move Mt. Fuji by William Poundstone
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
Department of Public Instruction - Adult Education and Family Literacy
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