Whatever the hurdle, many people never finish high school, only to discover that the degree they are missing is stalling their career. But now, adult learners can study for and take their high school equivalency test through the MiraCosta College Community Learning Center and walk next door to the college’s new testing center and take their exam--all for free.
And for those wanting to learn more about the program, MiraCosta College is hosting an open house from 9–10 a.m., September 11, at the Community Learning Center, 1831 Mission Avenue, Oceanside.
“We offer something for everybody seeking their GED--flexible times, online and face-to-face instruction, in a welcoming environment,” said Karen Keough, instructor at the MiraCosta College Community Learning Center.
Funded through the California Adult Education Program, the Community Learning Center covers the cost of instruction, books, materials, and the test itself. Classes are offered day and evening. The course runs 16 weeks, but through its open enrollment, students can drop in at any point without waiting for the start of a new semester.
In addition to the GED program, MiraCosta College’s Adult High School program offers a high school diploma track at the Community Learning Center. Day classes meet Monday through Thursday. Evening classes meet two nights a week. Students may take one course at a time, or up to five courses during the day and two courses at night. After initial assessment and orientation, students meet with a counselor to select and enroll in classes. Students may enroll in classes each term, or they may take breaks as needed.
Not sure where to begin? The Community Learning Center counselors help students assess what classes they need and how to navigate through the program. “We want to help those who have faced hurdles to overcome their fears,” said Keough. “After our students go through the program, we see an amazing transformation.”
For more information about the MiraCosta College Adult High School program, call 760.795.8736, or visit our website.
About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District has served the coastal North San Diego County area for over 80 years. More than 21,000 credit students per semester in over 70 disciplines enroll in associate degrees, university transfer and workforce readiness certificate programs. The college also serves a wide spectrum of educational needs in the region ranging from programs for adult education, basic skills, and ESL to a California Community College pilot program offering the nation’s first baccalaureate degree in biomanufacturing. MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).