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, Valid Matricula, or Passport
  • Social Security Card or ITIN
  • High School Withdrawal Letter (for students under 18)
  • Medical Card (If Applicable)
  • No Children Allowed
***Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, all classes will meet in person and online***
Registration will be by appointment only:
Please contact ext. 2227 or 2398 to schedule
Mask must be work at all times during the testing/registration process.

GED®/High School Equivalency (HSE) Class Offerings FALL 2020

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

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY CLASS REGISTRATION DATES:

 

Monday August 10; 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room L233

Wednesday August 12; 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room L233

Tuesday August 18; 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room L233

Thursday August 20; 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room L233

Monday August 24; 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room L233

Wednesday August 26; 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room L233

 

***ALL CLASSES FREE OF CHARGE***

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

12-Week classes:

September 21 – December 17, 2020

 

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

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

IN PERSON CLASS MEETING: MONDAY

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.

 

High School Equivalency Math:

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

IN PERSON CLASS MEETING: TUESDAY

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:

IN PERSON CLASS MEETING: MONDAY AND TUESDAY

September 21 – December 17, 2020

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

 

Welding ICAPS:

August 17 – December 17, 2020

Monday – Thursday TBA

 

Medical Bridge/CNA ICAPS:

August 17 – December 17, 2020

Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Additional time will be needed on Lab and Clinical days)


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

High School Equivalency all subjects

September 21 – December 17, 2020

IN PERSON CLASS MEETING: MONDAY AND TUESDAY

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

 

Late Start: High School Equivalency all subjects

October 5 – December 17, 2020

IN PERSON CLASS MEETING: MONDAY AND TUESDAY

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

OR

October 5 – December 17, 2020

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


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

October 5 – December 17, 2020

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, Valid Matricula, or Passport
  • High School Withdrawal Letter (for students under 18)
  • Medical Card (If Applicable)
  • No Children Allowed. Only Person Registering/Testing Allowed
***Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, class sizes limited with Blended Online/in person instruction***
Registration will be by appointment only.
Please contact ext. 2535 to schedule.
Mask must be work at all times during the testing/registration process.

 

English as a Second Language Class Offerings FALL 2020

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

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASS REGISTRATION DATES:

 

Monday August 10; 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room 1243

Wednesday August 12; 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room 1243

Tuesday August 18; 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room 1243

Thursday August 20; 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room 1243

Monday August 24; 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room 1243

Wednesday August 26; 10:00 AM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room 1243

***ALL CLASSES FREE OF CHARGE***

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

Full-Time Class

September 21 – December 17, 2020

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

Part-Time Class

September 21 – December 17, 2020

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

Part-Time Class

September 21 – December 17, 2020

Monday – Wednesday 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Late Start Class

October 5 – December 17, 2020

Monday – Thursday 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.


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

English as a Second Language

September 21 – December 17, 2020

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

Late Start: English as a Second Language

October 5 – December 17, 2020

Monday – Thursday 12:30 – 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.