GED

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Program Description
Immokalee Technical College’s GED program is designed to prepare students to pass the GED examination and earn their high school diploma. Florida State certified teachers instruct students in reading, language arts, constructed writing responses, science, social studies, and mathematical reasoning using curriculum aligned to Common Core and approved by the Florida Department of Education.  Students learn in a comfortable and friendly classroom-laboratory environment with state of the art technology, a wide variety of computer based and on-line content area programs, and up to date texts in all subject areas. Textbooks are available for classroom use; students may also purchase their own textbooks. Small and large group lessons, individualized self-paced assignments, and computerized instruction all focus on the competencies students must know to be successful on the GED exam. Classes are structured to fit a variety of needs and learning styles. Study only the competencies you need to learn to pass the GED test. A GED fast-track program is available to those who qualify.

The GED test is a four part exam which includes science, social studies, mathematical reasoning, and language arts reasoning. You may take the test in parts. You may study one subject at a time and test only on that subject.

Get a better job. Make more money. Enjoy a better life. Does that sound like something you want? Earning your GED can make that happen. Upon completion of the GED program, you will receive a State of Florida High School Diploma. Many employers require a high school diploma for employment, so earning a GED is your ticket to a better job and opens the door to higher education and more opportunities.

Judge Greg Mathis Attained his GED

Judge Mathis grew up in the housing projects in Detroit. He was involved in gangs. He spent time in jail. How did he pull himself out? After learning that his mother had cancer, Mathis decided it was time to change the course of his life. He was offered probation, if he entered a GED program. He didn’t just stop there, though. He went on to college and law school, and he became the youngest superior court judge ever to serve in Michigan. Did he stop there? No, he went on to have his own television court show.

Achieve Your Goal, Make The Time to Get You GED

We know that you have a busy life with your job, family, and other commitments. iTECH has both day and evening GED classes with a variety of schedules. Our goal is to help you earn your GED in a timely manner.

Areas of Focus
► Reasoning Through Language Arts (Reading, English Language Arts and Writing)

In order to pass this section of the GED® test, students will need to read high school academic material closely in order to:

  • write clearly, edit and understand text, interpret information, use evidence
  • determine main ideas and details, cause/effect, sequence, author’s purpose and viewpoint
  • summarize information, compare and contrast, make inferences, draw conclusions
  • recognize tone and style, generalize information, use context clues
  • understand story elements and theme
  • use basic English grammar for college and jobs

► Mathematical Reasoning

In order to pass this section of the GED® test, students will need to perform math functions for grades 9-12 including, but not limited to:

  • decimals
  • fractions
  • geometry
  • measurement
  • algebra
  • statistics
  • probability

► Social Studies (Civics, Government, U.S. History, Economics and Geography)

In order to pass this section of the GED® test, students will need to read high school academic material closely in order to:

  • analyze historical documents
  • interpret data represented in a variety of social-studies-relevant ways; including maps, graphs, tables, charts and diagrams
  • learn United States and world history, geography, economics and civics

► Science (Physical Science, Life Science and Earth and Space Science)

In order to pass this section of the GED® test, students will need to read high school academic material closely in order to:

  • apply scientific principles and evaluate scientific data
  • understand and interpret science-related situations
Hours Program Offered
Fall and Spring Semesters

Full-time
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lunch Break: 11:20 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Part-Time

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
or
12:00 noon – 2:30 p.m.

Evening Classes

Fall and Winter Semesters
Monday through Thursday
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Summer Session

Summer Hours
Full-time
Monday through Thursday
7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lunch Break: 11:20 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Part-time
Monday through Thursday
7:45 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
or
12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

Tuition / Funding / Financial Aid

► $30 per semester

► The fee to take the entire test is $128; individual parts are $32 each.

► Some local agencies may provide funding for tuition or the cost of the GED test. It is the student’s responsibility to seek out funding sources.

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FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I get started?
A. The first step to enrolling in your GED program is to visit iTECH’s Student Services Department where you will complete a registration form and receive an appointment for an evaluation that will determine your academic skills in reading, mathematics, and language. Once this is completed, you may begin your GED classes.

Q. How long will it take to earn my GED?
A. The length of time is different for each person.  It is based on each student’s academic achievement, hours spent working, and dedication to the program.

Q. What will class be like for me?
A. You will have your own individualized study plan and be able to learn in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere the competencies that you need to master in order to pass the GED test.

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