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Outreach Programs

Adult Education/HSE(High School Equivalency)

Adult Education/GED

The Chattanooga State Adult Education Department provides learner-centered educational opportunities that are designed to:

  • Improve basic educational skills
  • Enhance career opportunities through college enrollment
  • Increase workforce literacy skills
  • Enrich the life skills of the people we serve

Classroom instruction focuses on individual needs through traditional and innovative methods of delivery. In the adult education program, everyone is recognized as a valuable participant in a community of learners where all members support and encourage each other to achieve their educational goals. Chattanooga State honors the diversity of our students, our instructors, and our community.

Types of Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classes
  • Preparation classes for the Tennessee High School Equivalency (HSE) exams (either the HiSET exam or the GED exam)
  • Official HiSET Practice Test to qualify for HSE exams
  • English as a Second Language classes with focus on English Literacy and Civics

Class Information

Most classes are offered at both the Chattanooga State East Campus and at the St. Andrew's Center site, with both morning and evening schedules available.

  • Completion of a 12-hour Assessment, Orientation, and Counseling process is required for enrollment in the Adult Education program.   Completion of a 3-hour Assessment/Orientation session is required for enrollment in the ESL program.   
  • Prospective students may register at the Chattanooga State East Campus for any of our ABE or GED® classes.
  • ESL registration is available at both the East Campus and St. Andrew's sites.
  • Students will be assigned to an appropriate class upon completion of the Registration process.

Registration

Adult Education/GED ABE/HSE Registration To learn about enrolling in the ABE/HSE program, call our East Campus office at 423-697-2529 or St. Andrews at 423-643-0108 for information about enrollment dates and term start dates.    
ESL Registration To register for the ESL program, call our East Campus office at 423-697-2529 or St. Andrews at 423-643-0108 for information about ESL Assessment/Orientation sessions.

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