In continuing its commitment to lifelong learning, Iowa Public Television is proud to highlight the features and offerings of adult learning centers from around Iowa. This month the featured adult learning center is Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).
Whether it is for a personal or career-oriented reason, Iowa Western’s Adult Literacy program can help. Iowa Western serves a seven county area, which includes the cities of Council Bluffs, Atlantic, Harlan, Missouri Valley, Shenandoah and Clarinda. Available services include GED preparation and testing, online GED instruction, basic skills instruction, college transition classes and English language instruction for students with limited English language proficiency. Call (712) 325-3266 or 1-800 432-5852, ext. 3266 or check the website at: http://www.iwcc.edu/ce/classes/ged.asp for class schedules and frequently asked questions.
General Educational Development (GED): If attending classes in Council Bluffs, call to make an appointment to get started. If attending at one of the other locations, stop by at the beginning of the scheduled class to allow time for registration and assessment. The GED test battery consists of (5) separate tests --Language Arts, Reading, Language Arts, Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. Contact the Adult Learning Center in Council Bluffs for details regarding GED online instruction and college transitions classes. A test fee of $100.00 is due when you take the first GED test. This fee covers all five tests and your GED diploma.
English as a Second Language: Instruction is available for adults who are learning to speak, read and write English. Contact the nearest IWCC Center for information regarding classes or individualized instruction.
College Knowledge: If pursuing post-secondary education is part of your career plan-- consider attending one or all of the sessions that make up the College Knowledge program. Sample topics from the list of 23 include: Applying to College, How Credits Work, Student Support Services, Financial Aid, Study Skills and Research Writing.
Subjects: Adult Education