Adult Education

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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 full-time 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 Raylynn Stokes at (708) 596-2000 x2475.

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
  • 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. 2411 or 2475 to schedule.Mask must be work at all times during the testing/registration process.

 

GED®/High School Equivalency (HSE) Class Offerings FALL 2022

A placement test will be given, please expect to stay at least three hours..

LAST CHANCE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY CLASS REGISTRATION DATES:

 

Tuesday, August 2nd; 10:00 PM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room L233

Thursday, August 4th; 10:00 PM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room L233

Monday, August 8th; 10:00 PM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room L233

Wednesday, August 10th; 10:00 PM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room L233

Tuesday, August 16th; 10:00 PM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room L233

Thursday, August 18th; 10:00 PM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room L233

Monday, August 22nd; 10:00 PM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room L233

Wednesday, August 24th; 10:00 PM & 5:00 PM at the Main Campus Room L233

 

***ALL CLASSES FREE OF CHARGE***

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR ADULT EDUCATION AND ESL REGISTRATION

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND ONLY A SELECT FEW CLASS TIMES REMAIN! PLEASE PICK FROM THE CLASSES BELOW. CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO REGISTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

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

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

12-Week Semester begins: September 12th – December 8th

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

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 time:

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.

 

NEW ONLINE HSE:

12-Week Semester begins: September 12th – December 8th

This will be an Asynchronous Online Class

 

Welding ICAPS Classes:

August 12th – December 10th

Monday – Thursday

TBA

 

MEDICAL BRIDGE/CNA ICAPS:

 

August 12th – December 10th

Monday – Thursday

TBA

 

HSE for ESL:

Students in this class plan to take the GED (HSE) exam in English and/or transfer to college/university.

12-Week Semester begins: September 12th – December 8th

Monday – Thursday

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

 


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

High School Equivalency all subjects – MORNING:

September 12th – December 8th

Monday – Thursday

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Late Start High School Equivalency all subjects – AFTERNOON:

September 26th – December 7th

Monday – Thursday

  • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Late Start High School Equivalency all subjects – EVENING:

September 26th – December 7th

Monday – Wednesday

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

South Suburban College’s English as a Second Language 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 our program. Each level includes a civics component to familiarize students with American history and government. Classes include:

  • Speaking
  • Understanding
  • Reading
  • Writing

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.
Mask must be work at all times during the testing/registration process.


***Debido a Covid-19 clases son 50% en persona y 50% en linea*** ́
Inscripciones por cita previa solamente. Se debe usar un cubrebocas en todo momento durante todo el proceso de prueba/registro.
Please contact ext. 2408 to schedule.

 

English as a Second Language Class Offerings FALL 2022

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

LAST CHANCE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASS REGISTRATION DATES:

FECHAS DE INSCRIPCIONES:

 

Tuesday, August 2nd; 10:00 PM & 6:00 PM at the Main Campus Room 1243

Thursday, August 4th; 10:00 PM & 6:00 PM at the Main Campus Room 1243

Monday, August 8th; 10:00 PM & 6:00 PM at the Main Campus Room 1243

Wednesday, August 10th; 10:00 PM & 6:00 PM at the Main Campus Room 1243

Tuesday, August 16th; 10:00 PM & 6:00 PM at the Main Campus Room 1243

Thursday, August 18th; 10:00 PM & 6:00 PM at the Main Campus Room 1243

Monday, August 22nd; 10:00 PM & 6:00 PM at the Main Campus Room 1243

Wednesday, August 24th; 10:00 PM & 6:00 PM at the Main Campus Room 1243

***ALL CLASSES FREE/GRATIS OF CHARGE***

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR ADULT EDUCATION AND ESL REGISTRATION
PARA HACER UNA CITA PARA EL REGISTRO DE ESL DE EDUCACIÓN DE ADULTOS

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

Morning Online Class:

September 12th – December 8th

Monday – Thursday

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Evening Online Class:

Tuesday – Thursday

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Asynchronous Online Class available as well!

In Person Class:

September 12th – December 8th

Monday – Thursday

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. *NEW*
  • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Asynchronous Online Class available as well!

 

HSE for ESL:

Students in this class plan to take the GED (HSE) exam in English and/or transfer to college/university

September 12th – December 8th

Monday – Thursday

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

South Suburban College is always welcoming tutors and students for the Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring program. The Adult Literacy Program is an individualized all-volunteer program designed to tutor adult education students and local residents. The program is structured to train volunteers to become one-on-one tutors for adults in need of basic literacy skills. Instruction in basic literacy includes the development of phonetic reading skills combined with communication skills. We work closely with the local libraries to facilitate our program in many locations, making it accessible and convenient for all community members. SSC is encouraging residents to take this opportunity to volunteer as a tutor or encourage someone you know to take advantage of the free program.

How do I sign up to receive free tutoring services?

Adults (17 and older and not currently enrolled in school) in need of free tutoring in reading, writing, speaking, comprehension, and or/math subjects can become involved simply by filling out an application form. Our Literacy Manager will contact you and explain the process of becoming a SSC adult learner. Adult Learner registration: https://forms.gle/NruzKFcFEfoMhVma9

How do I become a volunteer tutor?

Volunteer tutors are in constant need throughout South Suburban community college district 510, which includes 21 cities/villages in Chicago’s south suburbs. Before working with adult learners, tutors must complete adult literacy tutor training, a 12-hour course that culminates with literacy training certification. Tutors work with students in public locations, such as libraries, for approximately one to two hours each week. Tutor trainings occur throughout the year at SSC at various times to accommodate a variety of schedules. Additional professional development opportunities available.

  • Help improve your community
  • Give back to others
  • Improve your resume

Open the doors to other great opportunities!

Volunteer Tutor registration

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

Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutor Dates:

June 7th – June 23rd

Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 1243

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.