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Adult Education: Computer Training

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GED & Adult Education

New Computer Based High School Equivalency Test (TASC)

Atlantic County has chosen to administer the TASC test, but only the computer version.   

Where? At the One Stop Career Center. 2 S. Main Street, Pleasantville, 2nd Floor. 609- 813-3900. Hours are usually 8:30-4:30.

When? Registration is required before a test date can be issued.  There is also an Information Session on the 1st and 3rd Wed of the month at 9:00 AM in Room 214.  It is strongly recommended that you attend an information session before registering.

Registration for the TASC is held on the 1st and 3rdThursday of each month at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd Floor of One Stop, beginning on June 5, 2014.

Cost? $92; How do you pay? With a blank money order for $92. Only money orders are accepted.

Do you need ID? Yes. When you register, you must bring three forms of ID, two primary and one secondary. Examples of primary forms include government-issued photo ID and a social security card. Examples of secondary ID include a utility bill or bank statement which includes a valid NJ address. Call 609-485-0052, ext. 4832, if you have questions about identification requirements.

Do you have to be a resident of NJ? Yes, to test in NJ, you must be a resident.   

 If you want to take the paper/pencil test option, you must go outside of Atlantic County. Cape May County Technical School District is offering the TASC in paper/pencil format. Register in person on Monday-Thursday from 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, one week prior to the test date. Cape May County Technical School District is located at 188 Crest Haven Road in Cape May Court House. Please visit capemaytech.com, or call 609-465-2161, ext. 648, to find out upcoming testing dates, ID requirements, etc.  Cost is $92.00

How do I prepare for the test?  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. LearningExpress can be found on our webpage acfpl.org by hovering over “Find” and clicking on “Premium eResources.”  It is available to anyone, any time, as long as you have a library card. Stop by the Help Desk and a librarian will show you where these resources are. Email us at reflib@acfpl.org  or call us at 609-345-2269. Atlantic County One Stop offers preparatory classes.  Please call 609-813-2363 for more information.  Free GED evening preparation classes are being offered by the Atlantic City Parent Resource Center and classes are held at the Sovereign Ave. school; please call 609-344-8809, x. 5081 for more information.

Further questions should be directed to Ken Olivenbaum at 609-485-0052, ext. 4832; please leave him a voicemail if he doesn't answer.  You can also visit One Stop's website at www.learntrainwork.com and click on "High School Equivalency" on the left hand side.

If you need to take the High School Equivalency Test in Spanish:

  • Cumberland County College .in Vineland NJ is offering the HiSet in Spanish.
  • Cost is $90.00
  • There is an English section in the test.
  • Questions?  Please call Patti Gilmore at 856-691-8600, ext 1378
  • Register online at http://hiset.ets.org

Local Adult Education Programs

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.

 

ESL Classes at ACFPL

ESL Classes are open to Library cardholders.  Please register at the Help Desk and call 609-345-2269 beforehand to make sure class is being held. Classes are held in the Library's new Learning Lab on the first floor next to the Help Desk.

Intermediate ESL

Tuesdays from 1:30 – 3:00 pm.

Listen, read, practice conversation, learn writing techniques, new vocabulary, pronunciation, and proper grammar. This is an intermediate class but other levels of students may also attend.

Adult Literacy Class at ACFPL

ACFPL is partnering with Literacy Volunteers Association Cape Atlantic to offer a basic adult literacy class for those needing help with reading and writing skills (5th grade level).  Classes will be held on an ongoing basis.

  Call (609) 383-3377 to set up an assessment or for more information.

Proctoring Services--Atlantic County

Atlantic Cape.Community College provides proctoring services at all sites.

Students should call 463-3775 for the Atlantic City Campus; 343-5099 for the Main Campus, Mays Landing and 463-3775 for the Cape May Campus. This information was provided by Christine Gamboa, Director of Testing at ACCC. 

Save Money Going Back to School

SAVE MONEY GOING BACK TO SCHOOL--Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCS)

MOOCs provide the opportunity to learn anywhere, anytime. And they’re usually less expensive than comparable in-person, on-campus programs. In the eight years since MOOCs arrived, there’s been a gradual shift from free to fee-based courses. As a result, the big three MOOC platforms, Coursera, Udacity, and edX, now offer users official recognition for their paid courses, and in some cases, even academic credit.  That official validation could be a nice benefit if you’re hoping to add some heft to your resumé.  Currently the fees for these classes are a fraction of what you’d pay for a similar class at a traditional college.

ESL

Premium eResources

Rosetta Stone:  Improve your English or learn one of thirty other languages with Rosetta Stone Library Solution. This is an effective, easy-to-use program that allows you to learn a new language on your own time.  Use this resource on your computer or mobile device.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local ESL & Citizenship Classes

ESL & Literacy Classes at ACFPL

Classes are open to Library cardholders.  Please register at the Help Desk and call 609-345-2269 beforehand to make sure class is being held. Classes are held in the Learning Lab on the first floor next to the Help Desk.

Beginning ESL

Mondays from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Registration required by calling Literacy Volunteers Cape Atlantic at 609-383-3377.

Intermediate ESL

Tuesdays from 1:30– 3:00 pm.

Visit the Main Library Help Desk to register.

Adult Reading and Writing Class

1st Grade to 3rd Grade Level: Mondays 10-12

5th Grade Level: Tuesdays 10-12

Registration and an assessment is required.  Call Literacy Volunteers Cape Atlantic at 609-383-3377.

 

Websites to Learn a Language

Job Training & Certification

Local Resources

Premium eResources

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

Free Computer Training and Job Skills Lab at the Library Learning Lab Every Wednesday

Free Classes include: Weekly Job Skills Lab, Basic Computer Skills, Keyboarding Skills, Email Setup & Practice, Microsoft Word for Resumes, Google Maps & Google Docs, and Smartphone Basics. Call 345-2269 for more information.

All Computer Training sessions are free and will be held in our  Learning Lab on the first floor of the Main Library. No registration required, first come, first served. 

Walk-In Job Skills Lab (EVERY Wednesday) 11:00am - 1:00pm: July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Computer Classes Wednesdays 1:30pm - 3:00pm

 

Learn Computer Basics

Learn Keyboarding and Using a Mouse

Premium eResources

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