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Essential Skills Classes

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you have NOT passed all 5 sections of the GED exam, test results will expire as of December 2013. As of January 2014, a new GED exam will take effect.

Classes marked as *Grant Funded are supported by grant funding from Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.

Essential Skills I
Learn to develop basic educational skills in reading and mathematics and to transition to Essential Skills II. Placement testing required at registration to enroll. To register, see ABE/GED Registration Information.
Cost: No Fee (*Grant Funded)
Book/Material Fee $25

LOCATION DAYS TIME

CCBC Essex M/T/R 6-9pm

Essential Skills II
Learn the skills required to develop and review the reading, writing, and math skills needed to transition to the Complete GED course. To register, see ABE/GED Registration Information.
Cost: No Fee (*Grant Funded)
Book/Material Fee $25

LOCATION DAYS TIME

CCBC Catonsville M/T/R 6-9pm
CCBC Dundalk M/T/R 6-9pm
CCBC Essex M/T/R 6-9pm

Essential Skills I and II Combined
This course is designed to enable the student to learn the skills required in reading, writing and math to transition to the Complete GED. To register, see ABE/GED Registration Information.
Cost: No Fee (*Grant Funded)
Book/Material Fee $25

LOCATION DAYS TIME

CCBC Catonsville M/T/W 12:30-3pm
CCBC Owings Mills M/T/R 6-9pm
CCBC Randallstown M/T/R 9am-12pm
  M/T/R 6-9pm
Eastern Family Resource Center T/W/R 12:30-3:30pm
Young Parent Support Center M/T/W/R 9:15am-2pm
T/R 3:30-6:00pm

NOTE: In addition to academic skills enhancement, the Young Parent Support Center provides parenting education as well as support to young parents. The Center also provides transportation for both day and evening classes to the facility, as well as childcare (for children 0-3 years of age) during the daytime program only. Call the Young Parent Support Center (410-853-3860 OR 410-853-3872) for this site's registration and class information.

Comprehensive Math Skills I
Increase your basic math skills in whole numbers, place value, measurement and word problems. Students will be able to transition to Comprehensive Math II classes. To register, see ABE/GED Registration Information.
Cost: No Fee (*Grant Funded)
Book/Material Fee $25

LOCATION LOCATION TIME

CCBC Catonsville M/T/R 6-9pm
CCBC Dundalk M/T/R 6-9pm
CCBC Essex M/T/R 6-9pm

Comprehensive Math Skills II
Learn to increase your skills in fractions, decimals and percents, conversions, word problems, measurement, charts and graphs, ratio and proportion and additional skills for transitioning to the Complete GED course. To register, see ABE/GED Registration Information.
Cost: No Fee (*Grant Funded)
Book/Material Fee $25

LOCATION DAYS TIME

CCBC Catonsville M/T/R 6-9pm
CCBC Dundalk M/T/R 6-9pm
CCBC Essex M/T/R 6-9pm
CCBC Randallstown M/T/R 6-9pm

Comprehensive Math I and II
Increase skills in whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, percentages and word problems. Due to range of skills, this class will provide more individualized learning.
Cost: No course Fee (*Grant Funded)
Book/Material Cost $25

LOCATION DAYS TIME

CCBC Owings Mills M/T/R 6-9pm

Accelerated GED Reading/Writing/Mathematics
Develop/review five subject areas of the 2002 General Education Development (GED) test. Course includes the Official GED Practice Test. Placement testing is required at registration to enroll in this class. Books and materials are included in the cost of the course. To register, see GED Registration Information
Total Cost: $125 (*Partially Grant funded)

LOCATION DAYS TIME

CCBC Catonsville M/T/R 9am-12pm
  M/T/R 6-9pm
CCBC Dundalk M/T/R 6-9pm
CCBC Essex M/T/R 12-3pm
  M/T/R 6-9pm
CCBC Owings Mills M/T/R 6-9pm

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you have NOT passed all 5 sections of the GED exam, test results will expire as of December 2013. As of January 2014, a new GED exam will take effect.

GED Math Workshop
This course is designed for those who still need to pass the math section of the current version of the GED test in order to earn their high school diploma. Current students who demonstrate through completion of the monthly scheduled official practice test (see GED Official Practice Test below) the need for upper level math instruction only, may also apply for placement in this class. Placement testing is required for entrance into this class. To register, see GED Regional Registration information.
Cost: No Tuition (*Grant Funded)
Book/Material Fee $25

LOCATION DAYS TIME

CCBC Essex M/W 6-9pm

Math Skills Review
This class will provide students who possess a high school diploma instruction that will increase skills in whole number place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division needed for job entry-level exams and/or preparation for college entrance assessments. Two summer sessions offered: July 1-July 22 and July 24-August 14.
Cost: $85 (Tuition: $60 Fees: $25)

LOCATION DAYS TIME

CCBC Catonsville M/W/F 10:10am-1pm
  M/T/R 6-9pm
CCBC Dundalk M/T/R 6-9pm
CCBC Essex M/T/R 1:25-4:25pm

The GED Official Practice Test (OPT)
Learn the format of the actual GED test by taking the Official Practice Test (OPT). The OPT is offered one Saturday of each month at CCBC Catonsville and CCBC Essex and takes 6 hours to complete. Students will be advised of their practice scores and their options on site the day of the test.
Cost: $30

For information on testing dates and/or to register for the OPT, please call 443-840-3093 or 443-840-3428, Monday - Friday between 9am and 4pm.

MARYLAND GED-I (Online)

Maryland GED-I is a free, teacher-supported online learning environment for GED test preparation. You must be a Maryland resident, be at least 16 years of age, and be officially withdrawn from high school. Eligibility is based on assessment in both reading and math. Applicants must exhibit minimum 9th grade skill levels in order to be enrolled. To obtain additional information and/or to apply, visit www.mdged-i.org. Click “Apply Now” at the right side of the home page. Complete steps 1 + 2. Step 3 is the application. Complete the application and select The Community College of Baltimore County as your testing center.
Cost: No Tuition (*Grant funded)

NATIONAL EXTERNAL HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM (EDP)

This is a Maryland State approved method to earn a high school diploma. To qualify, you must be age 18 or older, and demonstrate high-school level skills through a prescreening process. Since many adults have acquired and/or enhanced their high-school level abilities through work, family, and community experiences, this program allows adults to demonstrate their skills by applying their life experiences in real-life situations. Each participant works toward a Maryland State High School Diploma by demonstrating reading, writing, speaking, mathematics, problem-solving, and critical thinking academic skills, through the performance of real-life tasks. An entry-level job skill must also be demonstrated by each participant.

Because this program was designed especially for adults, it is:
• Self-Paced
• Confidential
• Conducted weekly through one-on-one appointments with trained assessors
• A combination of take home assignments with written and oral assessments at center locations.
Cost: $200.00 (*Partially Grant funded)
Location
CCBC Catonsville and CCBC Essex

Information/Prescreening Sessions are by appointment only. For more information
and/or to schedule an appointment,
call 443-840-1284.

Student Support Services
The Student Support Services office assists students with achieving their education goals. Examples of these services include academic learning support, assistance in transitioning to post secondary education, information and referral, and career advising for students attending Essential Skills, Comprehensive Math Skills, GED, EDP, and ESOL classes. For more information, call 443-840-3428.


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