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Adult Education: GED & Adult Education

This guide provides a sampling of the materials available on this subject. To view more visit the library or browse the catalog.

GED & Adult Education

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy mandated that all libraries close to the public in order to stop the spread of Coronavirus. All in-person programming has been suspended for the foreseeable future. In response, the Atlantic City Free Public Library has moved some of its programming online. Click here to view the library's online classes.

The library also offers a variety of online resources. Click here to access our premium e-resources.  

High School Equivalency Exam

Atlantic County now offers the Test Assessing Secondary Completion or TASC for individuals without a high school equivalency and assesses secondary completion. You may register to take the all 5 subjects or choose to take one or several at a time. To learn more about the exam, attend free informational sessions held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 9:00 a.m. in Room 208 on the 2nd Floor of the Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development located at 2 South Main Street, Pleasantville, NJ 08232. Visit their website at https://learntrainworkac.com/high-school-equivalency/

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Pre-registration is required before a test date is issued. Registration for the TASC is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd Floor of the Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development located at 2 South Main Street, Pleasantville, NJ 08232. 

  • Three forms of identification, one of which must include a photo ID. Expired forms of identification will not be accepted. 
  • If you're 16 or 17 years old, you must bring a signed Parental Consent Form at the time of registration. 
  • Blank money order. See costs below.

WHAT ARE THE COSTS?

At the time of registration, please bring with you a blank money order in the amount of:

$96.00 for all 5 subjects (Math, Writing, Reading, Science and Social Studies) OR
$21.20 for each subject area you wish to take. Example: You may test in just Reading and Social Studies at a cost of $42.40.

Effective February 1, 2020

WHAT SUBJECTS ARE COVERED IN THE EXAM?

There are 5 subject areas covered: Math, Writing, Reading, Science and Social Studies. 

WHERE CAN I STUDY FOR THE EXAM?

There are many cost free adult education programs that will help you improve your reading, math, and communication skills.

The Atlantic City Free Public Library has books on preparing for the tests as well as an eResource called LearningExpress that has study guides and practice tests (see Premium eResources box on this guide). LearningExpress is available to anyone, any time. If you have questions, stop by the Help Desk and ask a librarian, email us at reflib@acfpl.org  or call us at 609-345-2269.

Communication Skills for the 21st Century Workforce

The Communication Skills for the 21st Century Workforce (CS21) program was created to present greater employability opportunities for local residents. The library received funding for this initiative from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development through its Community Library Adult Literacy & Career Pathway Grant Program.

Registration is required. Visit the Main Library Help Desk or call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3044, to register. 

Basic Computer Skills:

This program, taught by an Atlantic-Cape Community College instructor, runs 10 weeks and provides the computer essentials needed to find employment and perform tasks at the work- place, such as writing a resume, submitting applications online, and using email. 

Guest Services Certification:

Area residents who wish to pursue a career in the hotel and hospitality field have an opportunity to earn a guest services certification that is recognized by businesses in the industry.

The class is a two-week course taught by an Atlantic Cape Community College instructor. The instructor will provide training using Guest Service Gold®, a program developed by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. The goal is to create guest service-oriented line-level employees who know how to engage with their guests to provide memorable guest service. Though focused on hotel careers, the class teaches skills that are applicable to many jobs in the general service industry.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Customer Service:

English language curriculum that focuses on customer service and job readiness skills. Students will learn how to effectively communicate with customers and employers. 

The ESOL Customer Service Training Curriculum was developed by the Maryland Department of Labor.

Premium eResources

Learning Express: Improve your computer skills, and study for the TASC and GED tests with courses, study guides, practice tests and more.  

 

 

 


Tutor.com: Tutoring is available for adults too!  Live tutors are onine from 3 to 10 p.m. every day.  Study guides are available at all times.  Look in Test Prep Resources for guides to the: GED, standardized New Jersey school tests, ASVAB, Civil Service Exams, TOEFL, Nurse Entrance Test and more.

 

Local Adult Education Programs

Fresh Start @ Your Library

The Atlantic City Free Public Library has been selected to participate in a statewide effort to provide reentry services to citizens as they return to their communities. The program, Fresh Start @ Your Library, is sponsored by the New Jersey State Library, an affiliate of Thomas Edison State University, through federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

Click here for more information.

Conversational Spanish

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Save Money Going Back to School

Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCS)

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses available for anyone to enroll. MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new skills, advance your career and deliver quality educational experiences at scale.

Millions of people around the world use MOOCs to learn for a variety of reasons, including: career development, changing careers, college preparations, supplemental learning, lifelong learning, corporate eLearning & training, and more.

ESL

LIBRARY CLOSED

Library Closed Indefinitely 

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy mandated that all libraries close to the public in order to stop the spread of Coronavirus. All in-person programming has been suspended for the foreseeable future. In response, the Atlantic City Free Public Library has moved some of its programming online. Click here to view the library's online classes.

The library also offers a variety of online resources. Click here to access our premium e-resources.  

ESL Classes at the Library

All classes are held in the Main Library's Learning Center and are FREE to attend.

Basic English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Students will listen, read, practice conversation, and learn writing techniques, vocabulary, pronunciation and proper grammar. Registration is recommended for this class. Visit the Help Desk or call (609)345-2269 to register and for the the class schedule. 

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Customer Service:

English language curriculum that focuses on customer service and job readiness skills. Students will learn how to effectively communicate with customers and employers. 

The ESOL Customer Service Training Curriculum was developed by the Maryland Department of Labor and is part of the Atlantic City Free Public Library's Communication Skills of the 20th Century Workforce (CS21) program. 

Registration is required. Visit the Main Library Help Desk or call (609) 345-2269, ext. 3044, to register and receive the class schedule.

Learning Languages Online

Websites to Learn a Language

Job Training & Certification

Local Resources

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Learning Express Library offers practice test, courses and ebooks in the following categories: Air Traffic Controller, Civil Service, Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrical, Emergency Medical Services, Firefighter, Green Careers, Law Enforcement, Military, Nursing and Allied Health, Legal, Plumbing, Real Estate,Teaching, Test-Taking Skills Improvement.


Tutor.com:
Tutoring is available for adults too!  Live tutors are onine from 3 to 10 p.m. every day.  Study guides are available at all times.  Look in Test Prep Resources for guides to the: GED, ASVAB, Civil Service Exams, TOEFL, Nurse Entrance Test and more.

Online Resources

Computer Training

Free Computer Training at the Library

Job Skills Lab at the Library Learning Center Every Wednesday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Learn Computer Basics

Learn Keyboarding and Using a Mouse

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Learning Express: Improve your computer skillswith the following tutorials: Adobe Flash Courses, Adobe Illustrator Courses, Adobe Photoshop Courses, Corel WordPerfect Courses, Microsoft Access Courses, Microsoft Excel Courses, Microsoft Outlook Courses, Microsoft PowerPoint Courses, Microsoft Project Courses, Microsoft Publisher Courses, Microsoft SharePoint Designer Courses, Microsoft Visio Courses, Microsoft Word Courses, Windows and Mac Operating Systems Courses