Admissions at Hutchinson Community College

The Learning Center (GED)

HutchCC Adult Learning Center provides adult learners with opportunities to increase basic skills in math, reading and writing, prepare for the GED, take the GED Test, prepare for a work ready certificate, and college required placement tests and develop the skills to transition to further education and jobs.

Programs

SKILLS IMPROVEMENT: Designed for the student who has a GED or high school diploma, but wants to improve in the areas of math, reading, or writing for employment or entering college/training.

GED PREPARATION: Covers all four content areas, study skills, and test taking strategies

WORK READY CERTIFICATE (WORKKEYS): Covers Applied Math, Reading for Information, Locating Information. Also includes study skills and test taking strategies.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: Designed for students whose first language is not English. We concentrate on conversation, introductory reading and introductory writing.

ON-LINE: GED classes are also available on-line. For more information contact Stan Ploutz, ploutzs@hutchcc.edu.

Schedule your Registration appointment for all sites HERE!

Elgibility

  • 16 or older
  • Not enrolled in High School
  • Does not have a GED/High school diploma
  • OR student has a GED/high school diploma but wants to build skills in math, reading, or writing to meet employment or training needs.
GED student graduating

Upcoming Class Dates

  • Newton Campus: January 13th - March 4th
  • Hutchinson Campus: January21st  - March 11th
  • McPherson Campus: February 4th - March 31st

Upcoming Registration and Assessment Dates:

  • Newton Campus: January 8th & 9th (two days)
  • Hutchinson Campus: January 14th, January 16st
  • McPherson Campus: January 21st, January 23rd

ESL (English as a Second Language)

Class Dates/Times & Locations:

  • Hutchinson Campus ESL To Be Announced
  • Class Days/Times - Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays, 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Located - 1300 N Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501 in Office Technologies Building, Room 103
  • Newton Campus ESL begins - Winter Semester: Jan, 2020
  • Class Days/Times - Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Located - 203 East Broadway, Newton KS 67114, Basement, Room 110

Contact Us/ Locations

Hutchinson

Adult Education
abe@hutchcc.edu
620-665-8004
1-888-GO-HUTCH

Avenue A School (ESL only) 111 South Madison, Hutchinson KS 67501

Newton

Newton
newton@hutchcc.edu
316-283-7000
1-888-GO-HUTCH

McPherson

McPherson
mcpherson@hutchcc.edu
620-245-0202
1-888-GO-HUTCH ext. 6210
FAX: 620-245-0257

AOK - Accelerating Opportunity in Kansas

Earn college credit at HutchCC while you work toward your GED
AOK - Accelerating Opportunity in Kansas

Eligibility

  • Lack a high school diploma
  • Enrolled in an approved GED preparation class(es)
  • Complete an AOK Scholarship Application
  • Be fully committed to both college classes and GED preparation class(es)
  • Sign an AOK Scholarship Contract and adhere to it's guidelines

Hutchinson Community College is part of a National and State of Kansas Initiative to provide opportunities for adults to gain new skills for high demand high wage jobs.

Benefits

Tuition/Fees Scholarship in approved college career pathways
Free Official Practice Tests
Free GED Tests

To learn more about this program, contact Joseph Salas at salasj@hutchcc.edu

Current career paths:

  • Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) - Certified Medication Aide (CMA) - Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • HVAC
  • Welding Technology

GED - General Information Diploma

Testing information

All Test-takers must create a MyGEDTM portal account at www.ged.com. Test-takers will use their MyGED portal account to schedule and pay for exams. The MyGED portal account will also provide additional resources.

Looking for rreparation class? Click on the Adult Education tab for registration instructions.

Scores and Diplomas

To order a copy of your Kansas High School Certificate (GED)

If this is your first time using the online order system, please click Request Transcript then Create Account and enter the required information. Once you account is created you will be able to request transcripts online and track the status of your orders.

Registration

The HCC Learning Center offers many services, including GED preparation, basic skills instruction, and more. Enrollment begins by attending a registration session at one of our three sites: Hutchinson, Newton, or McPherson.

During registration, our instructors will answer your initial questions and then test you in core academic areas to determine class placement.

Register Here for all Sites

Frequently Asked Questions?

  • How do I get started?

    The HCC Learning Center begins new classes sessions approximately every 9-10 weeks.  Please, see our home page for upcoming Class Dates and Registration and Assessment Dates.

    The process for new students:

    1. Decide that you are serious about increasing your skills in Reading, Math, & Writing.

    2. Call the HCC Learning Center at 620-665-8004 and sign up for a Registration & Assessment date and time, or click on the Register Here link on our homepage to do it online. 

    3. Come in for your pre-selected Registration & Assessment date and time.  You will be asked to fill out some paperwork, given some information about our program, and then will be assessed to determine a baseline of your skills in Reading, Math, and Language using the Test for Adult Basic Education. 

    4. Attend the mandatory Orientation session that will occur the week before your classes begin. You will be given the dates and time of your Orientation session at the time of Registration and Assessment.  The dates for upcoming classes located on our homepage include the mandatory Orientation.

    5. Meet with your instructors one-on-one to go over test scores and develop an individual learning plan.

    6. Begin classes and building your skills to reach your goals!

  • Who will help me?

    The program provides trained staff to work with students in small classes, individualized instruction, and/or computer aided instruction.  Each student will have an individualized learning plan. A Transition Coach is also on staff to assist students with goal setting, workplace skills, planning for additional education, and life skills.

  • Is there a cost to the student?

    All students will pay a materials fee which will cover the cost of all materials used in the classroom. Our current materials fee is $50. 

  • May I check out books to study at home?

    Enrolled students will have access to materials for home use. It isn't necessary, but students will be able to purchase books for use outside of the Center.

  • What do we do?

    The program focuses on math, reading, writing, and basic computer skills that are required in preparation for:

    • Official GED Practice test
    • GED test
    • Work Ready Certificate
    • General College Placement Tests