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Columbia MD, 21044
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Laurel, MD 20707
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High School Diploma Programs

students after graduation

Master the skills you need at Howard Community College.

Our classes are:

  • Taught by caring, experienced, and expert teachers.
  • Filled with adults studying, just like you.
  • Offered both day and night.

Unless otherwise specified, winter/spring classes will run January 29 through May 7, 2020.

Hickory Ridge Building (HR), Room 100 Next to the West Garage (on the southwest corner of the HCC main campus)

Call 443-518-4919 for more information or email abe@howardcc.edu 
Visit our website anytime for up-to-date program and course information: howardcc.edu/abe

Click on the options below to find out more information.

  • GED Testing Preparation

    How does it work?

    Successfully pass all four GED exams: 

    1. Reasoning Through Language Arts
    2. Mathematical Reasoning 
    3. Science
    4. Social Studies

    Credential Earned: Maryland High School Diploma

    This option is best for a student who:

    • Prefers to study in a classroom
    • Has strong timed test-taking skills
    Preparation Courses and Costs
    • Math Review 1 & 2 $50
    • Math Prep for GED $100
    • Language Arts Review 1 & 2 $50
    • Language Arts Prep for GED $100

    The courses you take depends on placement tests and your effort. Not all students take all courses, and courses may not be taken sequentially.

    For more information: Please call 443-518-4919.

    Requirements
    To schedule the GED exams, you must be: 
    • 17 years or older to take the exam (You must be 18 years or older to take one of our courses.)
    • Officially withdrawn from high school 

    GED Exam Costs: $11.25 per subject exam ($45 total)

  • National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
    How does it work?
    Successfully create an electronic portfolio. Use the experience gained from  work and life to show high school level skills while completing:
    • Online tasks
    • One-on-one, in-person assessments

    Complete in six to 12 months after qualifying, depending on your starting skills and effort.

    Credential Earned: Maryland High School Diploma

    This option is best for a student who:

    • Is a self-motivated, independent learner
    • Has strong technology skills
    Preparation Courses and Costs
    • NEDP Preparation Course: $50

    For more information: Please call 443-518-4919.

    Requirements
    To participate in NEDP, you must be:
    • 18 years or older
    • Currently or recently employed
    • Able to pass a reading, math, and writing assessment

    Program Costs: $200 (includes $180 in fees)

  • Reading and Writing Courses

    Language Arts Review I

    This course is designed for students working towards earning their high school diploma. Topics are drawn from concepts in reading and writing and include the parts of speech; paragraph construction; grammar, punctuation, and capitalization; developing reading fluency; recognizing details, sequences, and comparisons; locating information in reference material. Free tuition. There is a $50 materials fee* collected at registration.

    Math and Language Arts Review I

    This course is designed for students working towards earning their high school diploma. Topics from math include number sense, place value, rounding, arithmetic, fractions, order of operations, interpreting graphs or charts, word problems, area, and perimeter. Topics are drawn from concepts in reading and writing and include the parts of speech; paragraph construction; grammar, punctuation, and capitalization; developing reading fluency; recognizing details, sequences, and comparisons; locating information in reference material. Free tuition. There is a $50 materials fee* collected at registration.

    Language Arts Review II

    This course is designed for students working towards earning their high school diploma. Topics include reading comprehension and analysis of a variety of texts and longer form writing. There is a $50 materials fee* collected at registration.

    Language Arts Prep for GED®

    This course is designed for students preparing to take the GED® Reasoning Through the Language Arts Test. Topics include reading and analyzing a variety of literary and informational texts; argumentative and persuasive writing; and, grammar. Students will also learn about the testing environment and requirements. $100 is collected at registration ($10 tuition and $90 in fees*).

    *Fees are non-refundable.

  • Science and Social Studies Courses

    GED Science Foundations

    This continuing education course is primarily designed for ESL students to improve their English reading, writing, and vocabulary skills, as well as the scientific knowledge needed to transition into further GED preparation courses. $50 materials fee.

    Science Prep for GED®

    This course is designed for students preparing to take the GED® Science Test. Topics are drawn from life, physical, earth, and space sciences. Students will also learn about the testing environment and requirements. $100 is collected at registration ($10 tuition and $90 in fees*).

    Social Studies Prep for GED®

    This course is designed for students preparing to take the GED® Social Studies Test. Topics are drawn from U.S. history and government; economics; civics; and world geography. Students will also learn about the testing environment and requirements. . $100 is collected at registration ($10 tuition and $90 in fees*).

    GED U.S. History and Government Foundations

    This continuing education course is primarily designed for ESL students to improve their English reading, writing, and vocabulary skills, as well as the historical knowledge needed to transition into further GED preparation courses. $50 materials fee.

    GED® Exam Preparation HYBRID

    This course is designed for students to take the GED® subject tests. Strengthen your skills in reading, writing, science, social studies, and mathematics. You will take GED Ready™ and meet with an instructor to set up an online study plan for all subjects. Lessons can be completed anywhere with internet access, with tutoring and lab support available. $150 is collected at registration ($10 tuition and $140 in fees*).

    *Fees are non-refundable.

  • Math Courses

    Math Review I

    This course is designed for students working towards earning their high school diploma or those needing a review to prepare for college-level mathematics. Topics include number sense, place value, rounding, arithmetic, fractions, order of operations, interpreting graphs or charts, word problems, area, and perimeter. Free tuition. There is a $50 materials fee* collected at registration.

    Math and Language Arts Review I

    This course is designed for students working towards earning their high school diploma. Topics from math include number sense, place value, rounding, arithmetic, fractions, order of operations, interpreting graphs or charts, word problems, area, and perimeter. Topics are drawn from concepts in reading and writing and include the parts of speech; paragraph construction; grammar, punctuation, and capitalization; developing reading fluency; recognizing details, sequences, and comparisons; locating information in reference material. Free tuition. There is a $50 materials fee* collected at registration.

    Math Review II

    This course is designed for students working towards earning their high school diploma or those needing a review to prepare for college-level mathematics. Topics include operations and word problems with fractions, decimals, and percentages; proportions; ratios; solving equations; area; mean, median, and mode; perimeter; and, volume. Free tuition. There is a $50 materials fee* collected at registration.

    Math Prep for GED®

    This course is designed for students preparing to take the GED® Mathematical Reasoning Test. Topics from algebra and geometry are covered and include operations and word problems with rational numbers; solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; and, computing surface area and volume of composite shapes. Students will also learn about the testing environment and requirements. $100 is collected at registration ($10 tuition and $90 in fees*).

    GED Math for ESL A & B

    Explore and learn math vocabulary needed to begin preparing for the GED. Topics include whole number operations, decimals, fractions, percentages, and word problems. $50 materials fee.

    *Fees are non-refundable.

 

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