GED students in class. Mission

Northeastern recognizes the value of every student and the importance of a quality education.  We offer adult basic education programs consisting of ESL/GED/Family Literacy.  Our committed staff creates a partnership with our students to help provide opportunities for individuals to develop skills and confidence for life. 

Who We Serve

The NJC Adult Education Program serves adults, ages 17 and older, who wish to improve their basic academic skills such as reading, writing and math; to prepare for the GED test; and/or to improve their English. The Family Literacy Program serves parents and children (ages 0-5 years old) by helping families to build literacy and language skills in order to reach their greatest potential possible. Contact Leslie Helfer at Leslie.Helfer@njc.edu  or call 970.521.6761 for more information.

What you can expect

GED Pathway

  • Focus on workplace skills and/or college readiness
  • Goal setting assistance
  • Whole group, small group, and individualized instruction
  • Pre-GED and GED instruction in math, reading, and writing subject areas
  • Official GED practice tests
  • College and Career Navigation
  • Weekly official GED test sessions (cost of official tests is $37.50 each)
  • Pre elementary school – early childhood education for children ages 0-5 while parents attend class

GED (General Educational Development) Preparation and Testing

  • Morning and afternoon classes to fit your schedule
  • Classes offered only in Sterling at this time
  • Weekly testing in Sterling
  • Spanish GED testing

2014 Spring GED Graduation Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, May 17 in the Bank of CO Event Center at 2:00 p.m.
Students interested in walking at the ceremony should contact Yavonne Draxler at 970.521.6605 before May 8th.

ESL (English as a Second Language) instruction

  • Speak, understand, read, and write English
  • Learn skills for the workplace
  • Learn about citizenship

Family Literacy

  • Adult education classes in GED preparation or ESL
  • Early childhood education for children ages 0-5 years old
  • Parent and Child Together (PACT) time –promotes parent-child interaction while supporting the literacy development of participating children 
  • Parenting Education - provides education and support for parents regarding their children’s literacy development.

Workplace and College readiness

  • Resources for career interests
  • Assistance with skills needed to be successful on the job
  • Higher educational opportunities
  • Appointments with Admissions, Financial Aid, and Counseling

Volunteers

Are you interested in putting your strengths to work to help someone else? We have opportunities for you to volunteer with:

  • Academic preparation for the GED (math, reading, science, social studies, and writing)
  • Employability skills and workplace readiness
  • English as a Second Language
  • Computer skills
  • College preparation and study skills
  • Early childhood literacy and assistance
  • Literacy

 Your success is what we are all about!

For more information, contact:

Leslie Helfer
ABE/GED/ESL Program Coordinator
100 College Avenue
Sterling, CO 80751
970.521.6761