Coastal Pines Technical College
The mission of the Coastal Pines Technical College Adult Education program is to enable every citizen of the service delivery area to acquire the necessary basic reading, writing, computation, speaking, and listening skills; to assist students to complete the General Education Development credential; and to assist General Education Development graduates to transition to post-secondary education or gainful employment so they may compete successfully in the workplace, strengthen family foundations, and exercise full citizenship.
The Adult Education Program at Coastal Pines Technical College is specifically designed for adults who need assistance with academic skills. Programs offer flexible schedules that meet the needs of any individual who wishes to participate. General Education Development preparation classes are free. Contact your local Adult Education Center at (912) 496-4941 for more information. View Charlton County Adult Education Schedule (PDF).
The program will collaborate with other government agencies, community-based organizations, and business and industry to achieve this mission.
- The General Education Development diploma is recognized nationwide and is accepted by more than 95% of U.S. employers, colleges, and universities.
- The General Education Development diploma is a first step toward better jobs, further training, and higher education.
- Two of every three people who take the General Education Development tests plan to obtain additional education.
- In college, General Education Development graduates perform as well as traditional high school graduates.
- General Education Development graduates are more likely to encourage their children to finish school.
- Many General Education Development graduates say earning their diploma helped them to improve their self-esteem.
- The General Education Development tests measure many of the U.S. Department of Labor's necessary workplace skills that are valued by employers.
- The General Education Development tests measure the skills and knowledge that traditional high school seniors should know and be able to do.
- General Education Development graduates may be eligible to receive a $500 HOPE General Education Development Voucher to use toward post-secondary education in Georgia. Contact the Georgia Student Finance Commission for more information and to see if you would qualify.
- From 1990 to 2007, Georgia's General Education Development Testing Service awarded more than 305,000 General Education Development diplomas.