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Adult Education at OCtech is here to help you restart or complete your education. Our classes run on a six-week rotation. All students must attend a four-day orientation session.

We’ll also work with you to develop an Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) or career readiness plan so you know exactly what your next step should be along the way.

GED and high school completion test preparation

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Digital Literacy Certification

Career Preparation Activities

GED by 23
GED by 23
Start a new life in less than a year.

All you need to do is complete your GED and pick a career. All tuition and fees will be at no cost to you through a grant from the South Carolina Department of Education.

Get Started Today

Follow these steps to begin:

1. Complete the TABE Placement Testing

TABE testing is offered on the following days:

  • Tuesday evenings at 4:30 pm
  • Thursday mornings at 7:30 am

Report to Building C Room 120 for TABE testing

Call or email the office for more information or to schedule your TABE test:  803.535.1321 or  803.535.1420, or email: harriscl@octech.edu or peeplescf@octech.edu or sellersjs@octech.edu

2. Attend Adult Education Orientation

Contact Adult Education to schedule your Orientation: 

Call or email the office for more information or to schedule your Orientation:  803.535.1321 or  803.535.1420, or email: harriscl@octech.edu,  peeplescf@octech.edu or sellersjs@octech.edu.

2022-23  Adult Education Orientation Schedule:

Session 1 – August 8, 9, 10, and 11, 2022
Session 2 – September 26, 27, 28, and 29, 2022
Session 3 – November 14, 15, 16, and 17, 2022
Session 4 – February 6, 7, 8, and 9, 2023
Session 5 – April 3, 4, 5 ,and 6, 2023
Session 6 – May 22, 23, 24, and 25, 2023

Available time slots for these days are:

8:30 am – 11:30 am
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

You must attend all four (4) days of Orientation in order to start classes.

3: Classroom Instruction*

Class Schedule:

OCtech Campus:
Monday - Thursday:
8:30 am – 11:30 am,
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, or
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Quick Jobs Center (St. Matthews)

Monday through Thursday
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Lake Marion High School Technology Center

Monday through Wednesday
8:00 am to 12:00 pm

*Virtual instruction is available for students who qualify based on individual TABE scores.

Call or email the office for more information or to schedule your TABE test:  803.535.1321 or  803.535.1420, or email: harriscl@octech.edu,  peeplescf@octech.edu or sellersjs@octech.edu.

Fees

  • There are no fees to attend Adult Education classes.
  • Students planning to drive to class must purchase a $10 parking pass.

Adult Education Staff

Renee Ritter

Renee Ritter

Adult Education Director

803.268.2533

Carolyn Fairey-Peeples

Carolyn Fairey-Peeples

Administrative Assistant

803.535.1420

Shekeia Hampton

Shekeia Hampton

College and Career Navigator

803.535.1214

Joycelin Sellers

Joycelin Sellers

Administrative Assistant

803.535.1321