- Community Education
- Continuing Education for
Health Professionals (CEHP)
- Emeritus (55 and Older)
- English as a
Second Language (ESL)
- General Education
- Literacy/Reading Classes
- Online Learning
- Youth Programming
GED / Evening High School - Fall
GED stands for General Educational Development. Passing the GED Tests enables a student to earn a GED diploma. This credential is accepted by most employers and schools. New students who do not attend the testing and counseling sessions pay the fee that appears in parenthesis after each course listing, for example, ($98). Continuing students and students who attend the testing and counseling pay the lower fee for GED-level classes and no fee for Pre-GED classes. Call the GED office at Oakton Community College at 847-635-1426 for more information.
Resident of Cook County and 17 years of age or older. (Age 16, call the GED Office at 847-635-1426 for specific requirements.)
Tutoring and computer skills training are available for GED students on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7-9 pm, at Oakton Community College in Skokie. Call 847.376.7682 for an appointment.
Oakton Community College is committed to equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, please contact Theresa O’Sullivan at 847.635.1759
GED Testing and Counseling
GED Placement Testing and Counseling
New students who want to begin their GED test preparation classes in September 2014 must come to one of the locations listed below for two evenings of placement testing, counseling, and registration. Attendance is required on both evenings. Students must arrive on time and bring a calculator.
Oakton Community College
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL
Room number will be posted.
August 18 and 20 (Monday and Wednesday), 6:30 pm
August 26 and 28 (Tuesday and Thursday), 6:30 pm
PRE-GED ENGLISH SKILLS Fee: No Charge ($47)
A review of English usage, sentence structure, and punctuation.
EDU A02-01, ETHS, 13 Tue., 9/2, 6:30-9:15 pm
EDU A02-02, MAINE E, 13 Tue, 9/2, 7-9:45 pm
EDU A02-04, NILES W, 13 Thu, 9/4, 7-9:45 pm
PRE-GED READING SKILLS Fee: No Charge ($47)
Recognizing the main idea and supporting details, includes review of vocabulary development skills.
EDU A04-01, NILES N, 13 Mon., 9/8, 7-9:45 pm
EDU A04-02, OC/SK, 13 Mon., 9/8, 6:30-9:30 pm
PRE-GED MATH SKILLS Fee: No Charge ($47)
Review of basic math skills, fractions, decimals and interpretation of graphs and charts.
EDU A07-01, NILES N, 13 Wed., 9/3, 7-9:45 pm
EDU A07-02, NILES N, 20 Mon & Wed., 9/3, 7-9:45 pm
EDU A07-03, NILES N, 13 Wed, 9/3, 7-9:45 pm
EDU A07-04, MAINE E, 13 Thu, 9/4, 7-9:45 pm
GED Review Classes
GED ENGLISH REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Review of sentence structure, grammar, and introduction to academic writing.
EDU A03-01, ETHS, 12 Tue., 9/2, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A03-02, NILES W, 12 Thu, 9/4, 7-10 pm
GED READING REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Review of high school reading skills incorporating prose, poetry, and drama. Course provides practice in critical reading skills needed for three major areas of the GED tests.
EDU A05-01, NILES N, 12 Mon, 9/8, 6:45-9:45 pm
GED MATH REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Focus on algebra, geometry and interpreting graphs and charts.
EDU A08-01, NILES N, 10 Mon & Wed., 9/3, 7-9:45 pm
EDU A08-02, NILES N, 13 Wed., 9/3, 7-9:45 pm
GED SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Prepare students for the Science/Social Studies portion of the GED test.
EDU A18-01, NILES W, 13 Tue., 9/2, 7-9:45 pm
GED COMPLETE REVIEW Fee: $10 ($98)
Intensive review of the four subject areas of the GED Tests; course is intended for those close to taking the tests.
EDU A09-01, OC/SK, 11 Sat., 9/6, 9 am-1:30 pm
EDU A09-02, OC/SK, 16 Mon/Wed., 9/3, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A09-03, OC/SK, 16 Tue./Thu., 9/2, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
SPANISH LANGUAGE - COMPLETE REVIEW
(GED LEVEL) Fee: $10 ($98)
Preparation in all five areas of the GED Tests; course is taught solely in Spanish and is intended for students wishing to take GED Tests in their native language.
EDU A11-01, MAINE W, 16 Mon./Wed., 9/8, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A11-03, ETHS, 16 Tue./Thu., 9/9, 6:30-9:30 pm
CONSTITUTION REVIEW (GED LEVEL) Fee: $3 ($32)
Instruction on the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions and the Declaration of Independence; course can enable students to fulfill the Constitution Test requirement of the GED Tests.
HIS A01-01, NILES W, 6 Thu, 9/2, 7-9:30 pm
HIS A01-02, MAINE E, 6 Thu., 9/4, 7-9:30 pm
Computer Lab for ESL, Literacy, and GED Students
Open only to students enrolled in Oakton’s free ESL, Literacy, GED, and Bridges classes. Practice English or Math skills on the computer with the help of an instructor. Nine (9) seats available on a first come/first served basis.
Location: Oakton Community College, Room A210, Skokie Campus
Days and Times: Mondays/Wednesdays, 9:30 am-2:30 pm and 6:30 - 9 pm; Tuesdays, 9:30 am-12 pm and 6:30 - 9 pm; Fridays 12:30 - 2:30 pm.
Availability dates: Friday, August 29 - Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Evening High School
Students who are not currently enrolled in a regular daytime high school program may obtain a high school diploma by attending evening classes at Maine South High School.
Evening High School classes are:
• Smaller class sizes allow for more individualized instruction
• Held two times each week from 6 to 10 pm, on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays
• Taught at Maine South High School
• Resident of Evanston, Maine, Northfield, or Niles Township
• 17 years of age or older; call a counselor for further information.
• Not presently enrolled in a regular daytime high school program
• Evanston, Maine and Niles residents: Apply to your high school principal for special permission to enroll. Glenbrook residents (District 225) must apply to Frank Santa, Principal of Glenbrook Evening High School at 847.486.4465
Bring a transcript of your high school credits to:
Evening High School Coordinator
Alliance for Lifelong Learning
Maine South High School,
1111 Dee Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Call the Evening High School at Maine South at 847-825-7719 between the hours of 6 and 9 pm, Monday through Thursday, to set up an appointment. During daytime hours, call Tim Pappageorge at Maine East 847-825-4484 or the Adult Education Department at 847-635-1426.
Cost: Classes are $12 each (books available on free loan).
Oakton Community College is committed to equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact Theresa O’Sullivan at 847.635.1759
Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers Age 50 and Over
Learn how to converse with Spanish-speaking patients and guests in any health care setting.
Wednesdays, Sept. 3 - Nov. 5
Space is limited!
Register by Aug. 22 for the reduced fee of $79.
(After Aug. 22, fee is $100)
Offered through the American Association of Community Colleges Plus 50 Encore Completion Program.
Online Flexible Registration System
Register using our online Flexible Registration system with its shopping cart functionality. The online registration system serves as a convenient method to search, register, and pay for classes. Visit our How to Register page and find out more.