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ABE and GED Courses  

Tallahassee Community College (TCC) offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Education Development (GED) preparation courses in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. Prior to registering for a course, a student will take the Test of Adult Education (TABE) placement test to determine their grade level in each subject area. As of July 1, 2013, all new TCC Adult Education students will be charged a fee of $25 to register for and take the initial TABE test. TABE scores are valid for one year. All components of the courses provide an opportunity for adults to earn their GED diploma, which is an official State of Florida High School diploma. The next term for new students begins on May 11, 2015. New students must register prior to starting class. Or you can enroll now for online classes.

The Courses:

  • Adhere to the FL Department of Education’s adult education curriculum frameworks
  • Increase skills in reading, mathematics, language, social studies, science, and career readiness
  • Are designed according to educational levels
  • Are taught by dedicated and knowledgeable Instructors
  • Include “Career Pathways” curriculum that connects adult education programs, work, and postsecondary education
  • Improve the employability of the state’s workforce 

The Adult Education Program takes pride in the face-to-face ABE/GED prep courses and in our Instructors who deliver them.

 

 Admissions and Tuition

 

​Admissions Policy and Equity Concerns

As an institution of higher education, the College reaffirms its policies of equal opportunity and open admissions.  All applicants for admission and student job opportunities are considered solely upon the basis of individual qualifications without regard to the applicant's race, age, religion, national origin, gender, disability, or marital status. 

Tallahassee Community College reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant about whom there is evidence the individual may be disruptive or may interfere with the orderly conduct, process, functions, or programs of the College. 
 
The complaint of any student who has reason to feel he or she has been affected by discrimination or harassment will be considered through appropriate procedures. A copy of complaint procedures may be obtained from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs or from the Human Resources department.
 
In accordance with the Educational Equity Act, the College has designated the Human Resources Director as the Equity Coordinator.  For grievance procedures, call the TCC Human Resources Director at (850) 201-8510. The Human Resources department is located on the first floor of the Administration building. Click here for campus map.  

Tuition and Residency

 The Florida Legislature adopted Adult Education tuition. Student tuition is $30 per semester.
 

 Program Structure

 

Course Assignments  

Students are expected to attend all classes and actively participate on a daily basis during class time. Students are expected to complete class assignments and homework in a timely manner. Throughout the course, TABE tests are given to determine a student’s progress. Seats in the class are not guaranteed if students do not meet expectations.

Lectures and Readings  

Short papers and take-home assignments will allow students to reflect on readings and lectures and make connections between their classroom observations and course material.

Attendance and Class Participation

Attendance is mandatory. Students are responsible for all information and all assignments contained in the syllabus. If something is not understood, it is the student's responsibility to address the issue with the instructor. Each student is responsible for his or her success in the program and is encouraged to inform the instructor of any academic difficulties or problems that could interfere with completion of the program. A student will be withdrawn from class after six consecutive days of being absent.

Class Times 

Classes typically meet four days per week (excluding holidays) on TCC’s campus; classes are 50 minutes long. At our offsite locations, classes are in three hours blocks and usually meet from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. or 6 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. All classes are set up by subject and educational functional levels.
 

 Resources

 

TCC Learning Commons

Those seeking their GEDs in a TCC program may use the College's Learning Commons for academic support. The Learning Commons offers one-stop learning support for all students and is located on the main TCC campus Building 30. Walk-ins are welcome, or call (850) 201-8193 to make an appointment.

TCC Library  

The TCC Library provides the resources and services necessary to support the objectives of the college, and exists to facilitate and improve learning as an integral part of the instructional program.

TCC Career Center 

The TCC Career Center offers a diverse array of services related to career planning, preparation and job search assistance.

 

 Locations

 

​Leon County

Tallahassee Community College
Center for Workforce Development
Building 38
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895

New Birth Tabernacle
1200 Harlem Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Gadsden County

Quincy House
216 North Adams Street
Quincy, FL 32351

For more information email us at AE@tcc.fl.edu or contact a representative at (850) 201-8760.

Contact Information

For more information contact the Division of Workforce Development by phone (850) 201-8760 or e-mail workforce@tcc.fl.edu.

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Tallahassee Community College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, genetic information, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or age in programs or activities. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies may be directed to: Renae Tolson, Equity Officer | Room 239 Administration Building | 444 Appleyard Drive | Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895 | (850) 201-6074 | tolsonr@tcc.fl.edu (Other Languages)
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