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The Atlantic City Free Public Library

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.

LIBRARY IS OPEN

The Library Is OPEN!

Main Library: Monday - Saturday 9:30a-5p.

Richmond Library: Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30a-5p.

 

Limited in-person classes available at this time.

The Atlantic City Free Public Library has moved some of its programming online. Click here to view the library's online programs & classes.

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

iC3

IC3 Certification (VIRTUAL)

In this 9-week computer course, students will learn fundamental computing concepts, key applications (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint), and skills for living in an online world. Upon completion, attendees will receive an industry recognized IC3 certification.

Classes will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am to 2pm 

Starting May 24, 2022 through July 23, 2022.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

For more information, contact the program coordinator at (609) 345-2269 Ex. 3016 or nmunoz@acfpl.org.

Labor and Literacy Lab

IN-PERSON

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2 - 4pm in the Main Library's new Next Step computer lab.

Previously known as the Job Skills Lab, this lab offers staff assistance with:

  • GED prep
  • Job searching
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Computer skills
  • Setting up an email address, and more

Registration is not required. Visit the Main Library Help Desk or call 609-345-2269 ext. 3060 for more information. 

Digital Skills Training Project

IN-PERSON

Computer Basics 1 & 2 Classes

These classes cover basic computer skills such as using a mouse and keyboard. Participants will receive a certification of completion. For class schedules see the library's Calendar of EventsClick here to register for computer classes or scan the QR code:

One-On-One Computer Skills Assistance

For patrons who need more flexibility, you can schedule a one-on-one session with a staff member to work on your computer skills. Click here to schedule a one-on-one computer session with a staff member or scan the QR code:

For more information, call the Main Library's Help Desk (609) 345-2269 ext. 3060.

Fresh Start @ Your Library

IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL

Social worker available to assist people returning from incarceration. Wednesdays from 11am - 3pm in the Main Library's Tutoring Room. Live chat with a Fresh Start social worker available at www.freshstartlibrary.com.
This service will run until June 24, 2022.

High School Equivalency Exam

High School Equivalency

Effective February 1, 2020.

Take the Test in Atlantic County

Atlantic County now offers the Test Assessing Secondary Completion or "TASC for individuals without a high school equivalency and asses' secondary completion. You may register to take the all 5 subjects or choose to take one or several at a time. See fees below. 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.

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. Click here for a complete list of acceptable forms of identification.
  • If you're 16 or 17 years old, you must bring a signed Parental Consent Form at the time of registration. Click here to download the Parental Consent Form.
  • 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 are the subjects covered in the exam?

There are 5 subject areas covered: Math, Writing, Reading, Science and Social Studies. Click here to view sample test items.

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/education/high-school-equivalency.html


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.

1. Study guides available for checkout at the Main Library and the Richmond Avenue Branch Library

2. LearningExpress: Your library card gives you access to this online learning resource that includes study guides and practice tests.

3. Tutor.comTutoring is available from 3 to 10 p.m. every day The Adult Career Center offers help with resumes, citizenship classes, GED preparation, back to school resources and more!

4. Labor and Literacy Lab: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2 - 4pm in the Main Library's new Next Step computer lab. Previously known as the Job Skills Lab, this lab offers staff assistance with GED prep, job searching, resumes and cover letters, computer skills, setting up an email address, and more.

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.

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

Basic ESL @ ACFPL

VIRTUAL

Beginners English class for non-native, English speakers. Classes include interactive learning activities that focus on increasing the listening, speaking, reading, grammar, and writing skills of the students.

Classes meet using Zoom.  

Class Schedule: 

Mondays 7 pm - 8:15 pm

Wednesdays 7 pm - 8:15 pm

Fridays 10 am - 11:15 am

Click here to register. 

Converstaional Spanish @ ACFPL

Beginners Conversational Spanish (VIRTUAL)

Saturdays from 10am - 11am

No registration required.

Classes meet on Zoom

Meeting ID: 985 643 7039
Passcode: 4Dyr1x 

Intermediate Conversational Spanish (VIRTUAL)

Tuesdays from 5pm - 6pm

No registration required.

Classes meet on Zoom

Meeting ID: 816-4911-4515

Passcode: 195015

For questions, please email the class instructor at:

 lms.language.prep@gmail.com

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.

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