- 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
GED / Evening High School - Summer
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.)
Students must complete an application to take the GED Tests. Forms are available through the Cook County GED Testing Program at 847-328-9795 or online at www.cookcountyged.org.
Tutoring is 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 June 2013 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
June 25 and 27 (Tuesday and Thursday), 6:30 pm
PRE-GED ENGLISH SKILLS Fee: No Charge ($47)
Beginning preparation for the GED Writing Skills Test with a review of English usage, sentence structure, punctuation and spelling.
EDU A02-31, OC/SK, 7 Tue., 7/2, 7-10 pm
EDU A02-32, Family Focus, 9 Mon., 7/1, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
PRE-GED READING SKILLS Fee: No Charge ($47)
Instruction in elementary reading skills: recognizing the main idea and supporting details, drawing inferences, and learning methods of
organization; includes review of vocabulary development skills.
EDU A04-31, OC/SK, 7 Mon., 7/1, 7-10 pm
EDU A04-32, OC/SK, 7 Mon., 7/1, 7-10 pm
PRE-GED MATH SKILLS Fee: No Charge ($47)
Elementary addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; percents; interpretations of
graphs and charts.
EDU A07-32, OC/SK, 14 Mon & Wed., 7/1, 7-10 pm
EDU A07-33, OC/SK, 7 Wed., 7/3, 7-10 pm
EDU A07-34, Family Focus, 7 Wed., 7/3, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
GED Review Classes
GED ENGLISH REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Review of high school English grammar, sentence structure, correct usage, punctuation and spelling.
EDU A03-31, OC/SK, 7 Mon., 7/1, 7-10 pm
GED MATH REVIEW Fee: $4.50 ($47)
Review of high school math including rapid review of fractions, decimals, and percents, but focusing on algebra, geometry and story
EDU A08-31, OC/SK, 7 Wed., 7/3, 7-10 pm
EDU A08-32, OC/SK, 7 Wed., 7/3, 7-10 pm
GED COMPLETE REVIEW Fee: $10 ($98)
Intensive review of the five subject areas of the GED Tests; course is intended for those close to taking the tests.
EDU A09-31, OC/SK, 16 Mon./Wed., 7/1, 6:30-9:30 pm
EDU A09-33, Dist. 65 Fam. Cent., 16 Mon./Wed., 7/1, 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 A11-32, Rosemont Rec. Center, 16 Tue./Thu./Sat., 5/14, 10 am-1 pm
EDU A11-33, Rosemont Rec. Center, 16 Tue./Thu., 7/2, 5-8 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 A01-31, OC/SK, 6 Thu., 7/11, 7-9:30 pm
GED SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES REVIEW Fee:$4.50 ($47)
Prepare students for the science/social studies portion of the GED test.
EDU A18-31, OC/SK, 7 Tue., 7/2, 7-10 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-12 pm; Tuesdays, 6:30-9 pm.
Availability dates: Monday, July 1 - August 14, 2013
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.
Residents of Evanston, Maine and Niles Townships must apply to their high school principals for permission to enroll. Glenbrook residents (District 225) must apply to Frank Santa, Principal of Glenbrook Evening High School at 847.486.4465
• Resident of Evanston, Maine, Northfield, or Niles Township
• 17 years of age or older; call a counselor for further information.
• Evanston, Maine and Niles residents: Apply to your high school principal for special permission to enroll.
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
For information call Tim Pappageorge at 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
Rush Neurobehavioral Center Conference
Change of Location
Due to flooding of the Des Plaines campus, the April 29 conference will be hosted at Wyndham Glenview Suites, 1400 N. Milwaukee Ave., Glenview.
begins March 25
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Big Picture Retirement Planning Workshop
Begins Mar. 13
Texas Hold'Em I
Begins May 22
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Basic and Intermediate Excel
Begins June 4
Conversational Spanish I
Begins June 4
Begins June 6
The World of George Bernard Shaw Festival
Begins May 20