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.


GED®/High School Equivalency (HSE) Class Schedule

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

GENERAL GED/HSE REGISTRATION:

January 14, 15, 16, 2019

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM in Room 1243B OR 4:00 – 9:00 PM in Room L233
Students must be prepared to stay the entire time.

SSC Adult Education Center
South Suburban College (SSC)
15800 South State Street,
South Holland, IL 60473

Full-time ABE/ASE/GED®/HSE: Monday through Friday (January 22 – April 12, 2019)
Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Room 1243B

Part-time Day ABE/ASE/GED®/HSE: Monday through Friday (January 22 – April 12, 2019)
Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. OR 12:00 p.m. in Room 1243B

Part-time Evening ABE/ASE/GED®/HSE: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (January 22 – April 10, 2019)
Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Room L233

High School Equivalency (HSE) for ESL Students
Full-time ABE/ASE/GED®/HSE: Monday through Friday (January 22 – April 12, 2019)
Register: January 14, 15, 16, 2019 in Room 2452 at 9:00 am
Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Room 2452

LATE START GED/HSE CLASSES ON MAIN CAMPUS

Part-time GED®/HSE Technology Bridge Classes: MMonday through Thursday (February 11 – April 11, 2019)
Register February 4, 5, 6, 2019 in the L233 at 10:00 am.
Classes Begin: Monday, February 11, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Room L233

 

ADULT EDUCATION AT SSC OAK FOREST CENTER

Oak Forest Center
Room 5240
16333 South Kilbourn Avenue
Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 225-6029

Part-Time ABE/ASE/GED®/HSE: Monday through Friday (January 22 – April 12, 2019)
Register: January 14, 15, 16, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 5240
Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. in Room 5240

LATE START GED/HSE CLASSES AT THE OAK FOREST CENTER

Part-time ABE/ASE: Monday through Friday (February 11 – April 12, 2019)
Register: February 4, 5, 6, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. in Room 5240
Classes Begin: Monday, February 11, 2019
Time: 12:00 noon – 2:30 p.m. in Room 5240

Part-time ABE/ASE: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (February 11 – April 10, 2019)
Register: February 4, 5, 6, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 5240
Classes Begin: Monday, February 11, 2019
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Room 5240

SSC ADULT EDUCATION IN RIVERDALE, IL

Thornton Township Center
14323 S. Halsted St.
Riverdale, IL 60827

Part Time ABE/ASE/HSE: Monday through Thursday (February 11 – April 11, 2019)
Register: February 4, 5, 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Classes Begin: Monday, October 1, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

Indiana residents can not participate in this program.

Note: A student enrolling for the first time at a South Suburban College adult education center must have both documents listed below with them when registering:

  • Current state I.D. or driver’s license indicating Illinois Residence
  • Under age 18, must supply a High School Withdrawal Letter from high school where student currently resides
  • Proof of Social Security Number
  • Indiana Residents cannot participate in this program

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. 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.


English as a Second Language (ESL) Class Schedule

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

GENERAL ESL REGISTRATION:

January 14, 15, 16, 2019

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM in Room L233 OR 4:00 – 9:00 PM in Room 1243B
Students must be prepared to stay the entire time.

SSC Adult Education Center
South Suburban College (SSC)
15800 South State Street,
South Holland, IL 60473

Full Time ESL: Monday through Friday (January 22 – April 12, 2019)
Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Room L-233

Part-time ESL Day Program: Monday through Friday (January 22 – April 12, 2019)
Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Room L-233

Part-time ESL Evening Program: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (January 22 – April 12, 2019)
Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Room 1243 B

 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) AT SSC OAK FOREST CENTER

Oak Forest Center
Rooms 5240 & 5320
16333 South Kilbourn Avenue
Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 225-6029

Part Time ESL Day Program: Monday through Friday (January 22 – April 12, 2019)
Register: January 14, 15, 16, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 5230
Classes Begin: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. in Room 5680

LATE START ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE AT SSC OAK FOREST CENTER

Part-time ESL Day Program: Monday through Friday (February 11 – April 12, 2019)
Register: February 4, 5, 6, 2019 at 12:00 noon in Room 5230
Classes Begin: Monday, February 11, 2019
Time: 12:00 noon – 2:30 p.m. in Room 5680

Indiana residents will not be accepted into our programs.
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).

 

Adult Literacy Program

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


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.