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

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:

  • 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
  • analyze historical documents

 

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 Winter Semesters Days in Session Starting Time Ranges End Time Ranges
  • Full-time
Monday-Friday 8:00-8:15 AM 2:30-2:45 PM
  • Part-time

Morning

Monday-Friday 8:00-8:15 AM 11:20-11:40 AM
  • Part-time

Afternoon

Monday-Friday 12:00-12:20 PM 2:30-2:45 PM
  • Part-time

Evening

Monday-Thursday 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

 

►Summer Semester Days in Session Starting Time  End Time 
  • Summer
Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM 12:00 PM

 

Tuition / Funding / Financial Aid

► $30 per semester/session (Winter, Summer, Fall)

► 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.


Can’t afford it? There are agencies that could help with funding.

Community Agencies Providing Financial Aid to Eligible Students

Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organizations, Inc. (COFFO)
415 Rose Ave.

Immokalee, FL 34142
(239) 657-7272

► Provides emergency services to farmworker families in Collier, Hendry, Glades, and Palm Beach Counties.
► Provides financial assistance for farmworkers wishing to obtain skills, training, or continue their educational goals.

Farmworker Career Development Program
508 N. 9th Street
(239) 377-1193

► Comprehensive Career Counseling
► Job search assistance
► Referral to educational and social services
► Assistance in completing financial aid forms, including the PELL Grant.
► Financial aid for tuition, books, supplies, transportation, and childcare.

Immokalee Multicultural Multipurpose Community Action Agency, Inc. (IMMCAA)

Collier County Residents ONLY!
1255 N. 15th Street
Immokalee,FL 34142
(239) 657-2213

► Tuition, books, uniforms, supplies
► Childcare & Transportation cost, emergency rent, utilities, etc.

Vocational Rehabilitation Center
750 S. 5th Street
Immokalee, FL 34142
(239)658-3314

Career Source Southwest Florida
750 S. 5th Street
Immokalee, FL 34142
(239) 658-3300


Financial Aid Available 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

All students seeking financial assistance at Immokalee Technical College must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Create an FSA ID

If you and/or your parent (for students requiring parent information on their FAFSA) need a pin to complete your FAFSA online, go to www.fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.

Immokalee Technical College School Code is: 041508          

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Request More Information

To request more information or if you have a question please feel free to contact us.

Register Today

If you need to contact our Student Services Department, call 239-377-4556 or 239-377-9941.

Please feel free to contact Michele Antonia if you need further assistance at AntoniMi@collierschools.com.

ELL/GED Registration

Make sure to answer all required* fields before submitting the form. To confirm your submission you should be redirected to a ‘Thank You’ page. If not redirected to a ‘Thank You’ page, register again.

  • Please select one.
  • (As it appears on Government Issued ID)
  • (Select all that apply)
  • (Select One)
  • (Select One- To be completed upon entry for each term/semester)
  • (Select One- To be completed upon entry for each term/semester)
  • (Select all that apply- To be completed upon entry for each term/semester)
  • The school system provides services for persons with disabilities. If you need assistance in the course of your studies, please notify a school or college administrator. Section 119.071 (5)(a)2.-4., Florida Statutes requires agencies to notify individuals of the purpose(s) that require the collection of Social Security numbers. The Adult Education Department of The School District of Collier County collects student’s Social Security numbers for the following purposes: *Social Security numbers are used by the Florida Department of Education as a standardized identification number for the required reporting of yearly learning information, annual deliverables, and other required annual reports and data transmittals. I hereby certify that the information I have given on this registration is true and complete. I understand that a false statement will be subject to penalties pursuant to 837.06, Florida Statues. I understand there are NO REFUNDS available. I understand that I will be dropped from the program if I accumulate six (6) consecutive absences.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • (If under 18)
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I get started?
A. The first step to enrolling in your GED program is to complete a registration form which can be located in the ‘Register Today’ tab. Student services will contact you to make 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 the 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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