Adult Education

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Do you need your High School Equivalency or GED?

Our Adult Education classes may be right for you! These free classes will not only give you the educational skills needed to earn your High School Equivalency, but they will also make you college ready. Our High School Equivalency classes cover all of the areas required for your GED exams, English/Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Math. Here at South Suburban College we have Weigh More Options when it comes to earning your High School Equivalency. We offer day and evening classes in fulltime or part-time formats. Our High School Equivalency classes are offered in three convenient locations: SSC Main Campus, South Holland; SSC Oak Forest Center, Oak Forest, and at the Thornton Township Center in Riverdale. For more information contact South Suburban College Adult Education at (708) 596-2000 x2240.

Are you interested in a career in computers, but don’t have a High School Diploma? No problem! South Suburban College’s Adult Education Department offers bridge and integrate classes to start you on your path to a great career. Regardless of how long you have been out of school we have a program that can meet you where you are at. For more information contact Chris McElroy at (708) 596-2000 x2398.

The South Suburban College Adult Education program is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Priority registration is given to continuing students who are making progress in their studies. Waiting lists will be taken as classes have a maximum number of students who can be served.

For the purpose of compliance with Section 511 of Public Law 101-166 (the Stevens Amendment) Federal Funds of $395,020 provides approximately 38% of the support of these programs.

A placement test will be given, please expect to stay at least three hours. Please bring the following items for registration:

  • Current Illinois-Issued Photo ID
  • Social Security Card
  • High School Withdrawal Letter (for students under 18)
  • Medical Card (If Applicable)
  • No Children Allowed

GED®/High School Equivalency (HSE) Class Offerings FALL 2019

All Students will take a Placement Test at the Time of Registration

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY CLASS REGISTRATION DATES:

 

Registration Dates Main Campus

Monday, September 9th – Thursday, September 12th
10:00 AM or 5:00 PM Room L233

Late Start Class Registration
Monday, September 23rd – Thursday, September 26th
10:00 AM Room L233

 

Registration Dates Oak Forest Campus

Monday, September 9th – Thursday, September 12th
9:00 AM Room 5380

Late Start Class Registration
Monday, September 23rd – Thursday, September 26th
12:30 PM or 5:30 PM Room 5380

 

Registration Dates Riverdale Class

Late Start Class Registration
Monday, September 23rd – Thursday, September 26th
10:00 AM

 

***ALL CLASSES FREE OF CHARGE***

SSC MAIN CAMPUS
15800 S. State St., South Holland, IL

 

12-Week classes:

September 16 – December 12, 2019

 

General Studies (English, Science, and Social Studies):

General Studies classes are offered two days a week at the following times:

Monday & Wednesday

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

High School Equivalency Math:

High School Equivalency Math classes are offered two days a week at the following times:

Monday & Wednesday

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

HSE for ESL:

September 16 – December 12, 2019

Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

NEW FOR 2019! – Welding ICAPS:

August 19 – December 12, 2019

Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

Late Start IT Bridge:

September 30 – December 12, 2019

Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


OAK FOREST CENTER
16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest, IL 60452

 

High School Equivalency all subjects

September 16 – December 12, 2019

Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Late Start: High School Equivalency all subjects

September 30 – December 12, 2019

Monday – Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

OR

September 30 – December 12, 2019

Monday – Wednesday 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


AT THE SSC ADULT EDUCATION IN RIVERDALE:
Thornton Township Center
14323 S. Halsted St., Riverdale, IL

 

September 30 – December 12, 2019

Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Improve Your English Skills in Our ESL Program

Our program offers tuition free courses for individuals who are interested in improving their English speaking, writing, and digital literacy skills. The first step to this process is to take an assessment and register for classes.

Non-native students may improve their English skills in levels from beginning to advanced in South Suburban College’s English as a Second Language program. Each level includes a civics component to familiarize students with American history and government. Classes include:

  • Speaking
  • Understanding
  • Reading
  • Writing

Ingles como Segunda Lengua

El programa de English as a Second Language (Inglés como Segundo Lenguaje) en South Suburban College es un programa para los estudiantes quienes necesitan mejorar el Inglés en este país. Cada nivel incluye un componente cívico para familiarizar a los estudiantes en la historia y el gobierno de los Estados Unidos. Clases incluyen:

  • Recitar/Discurso
  • Comprensión
  • Leer/Lectura
  • Escribir/Escritura
  • Matemáticas

For more information, please download our brochure at the link below or call the South Suburban College ESL Center at (708) 596-2000 ext. 2408 or ext. 2410. Para más información, por favor descargue nuestro folleto en el eslabón abajo o llame a South Suburban College ESL Center al (708) 596-2000 extension 2408 (Se habla Español).
If you need more information about our classes, please call (708) 596-2000 x2240.

Para información en español, llame al (708) 210-5740 o envíe un correo electrónico a Latino@ssc.edu.


A placement test will be given, please expect to stay at least three hours. Please bring the following items for registration:

  • Current Illinois-Issued Photo ID
  • Social Security Card
  • High School Withdrawal Letter (for students under 18)
  • Medical Card (If Applicable)
  • No Children Allowed

English as a Second Language Class Offerings Fall 2019

All Students will take a Placement Test at the Time of Registration

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASS REGISTRATION DATES:

 

Registration Dates Main Campus

Monday, September 9th – Thursday, September 12th
10:00 AM or 5:00 PM Room 1243

 

Registration Dates Oak Forest Campus

Monday, September 9th – Thursday, September 12th
9:00 AM Room 5380

Late Start Class Registration
Monday, September 23rd – Thursday, September 26th
12:30 PM Room 5380

***ALL CLASSES FREE OF CHARGE***

SSC MAIN CAMPUS
15800 S. State St., South Holland, IL

 

Full-Time Class

September 16 – December 12, 2019

Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Part-Time Class

September 16 – December 12, 2019

Monday & Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

OR

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Part-Time Class

September 16 – December 12, 2019

Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

OR

Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Part-Time Class

September 16 – December 12, 2019

Monday & Wednesday 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


OAK FOREST CENTER
16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest, IL 60452

 

English as a Second Language

September 16 – December 12, 2019

Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Late Start: English as a Second Language

September 30 – December 12, 2019

Monday – Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Adult Literacy Program

An individualized volunteer tutoring program designed for adults who need to increase their competencies in basic reading, writing, listening and math.