TCC taking the next step in GED preparations

Tallahassee Community College began offering online General Educational Development test preparation courses. Starting as early as March 15. TCC looks to begin helping community members achieve a general education. The community college will allow adults, who aspire to obtain a general education diploma, receive course training that will prepare them for the test.

Timothy Edwards, a graduate engineering student, believes education is the key to success.

“It’s no secret that education is the key to success,” Edwards said. “By having a program where adults can receive a second chance at a better education is a great thing for the community.”

The courses are space-limited, so only the first 40 people will be allowed to register online.  Each course will cost $30 per term and will allow flexibility to people with busy schedules.  

Outside of GED test preparation, the college will also allow Test for Adult Education and Adult Basic Education test. There will be computer lab access for people who may not have the Internet access in their homes. There will be instructors to help anybody who may need one-on-one assistance.  

Students will work in courses that will help strengthen their skills in reading, mathematics, social studies and science.  

Jimmy Lee is a retired construction worker who thought he was too old to go back to school.

“I thought I was too old to go back to school,” Lee said, “but after hearing about all the help I will be receiving, how can I not seize the opportunity?”

This program has been talked about for years, but will only be around for a limited time.  

Florida A&M University has a similar program that has experienced great success within the community.  Other programs, like Florida State University’s Young Parents Program, was created to play a pivotal part in building the Tallahassee community.  

“Helping these young ladies over the years has been my pleasure” said YPP training director, Terry D. Hoover.

With different programs strengthening Tallahassee, the state capital’s future looks bright.