SELECT A PROGRAM

To view more information regarding the different courses offered through the Adult General Education (AGE) department of Marion Technical College, click one of the courses below.

ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (ABE)

The ABE program provides basic skills instruction and critical thinking skills in reading, language, and math to students who score below the high school level.

GENERAL EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT (GED)

The GED program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Official GED® Tests, be awarded a State of Florida High School Diploma, and be better prepared for postsecondary education.

ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)

The Adult ESOL program assists immigrants and other individuals who are English language learners in improving their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and comprehension skills in English, mathematics skills and an understanding of the American system of Government, individual freedom, and the responsibilities of citizenship.

COST

Application Fee: $15
(New Students Only)
Tuition: $45 (Per Semester)

LOCATION

MTC Main Campus
Dunnellon
Silver Springs Shores
Online

ADDITIONAL FORMS

New Student Application (PDF)
Under 18 Supplemental Information Form (PDF)
Returning Student Form (PDF)

CONTACT

MTC: (352) 671-7200
AGE Office: (352) 671-4133
Email

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING OUR CLASSES

  • Motivated, caring staff
  • Individualized instructional plan
  • Self-paced learning
  • Multiple schedule options
  • Affordable
  • Computer-assisted learning
  • Positive environment

FAQS

Check out some of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
WHAT IS AGE?

AGE stands for Adult General Education. It includes English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and General Educational Development (GED).

HOW MANY SEMESTERS DO YOU HAVE?

We have 2 semesters: Fall Semester (July – December) and Spring Semester (January – June)

CAN I GET FINANCIAL AID FOR MY CLASSES?

No, however, agencies such as Career Source, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Childhood Development Services may assist with payment. We cannot guarantee their help. If you are homeless, you may qualify for a waiver with appropriate documentation.

HOW CAN I PAY?

Cash, local check, Visa, MasterCard, or debit card.

CAN I GET A REFUND IF I CHANGE MY MIND?

No refund will be given after the 3rd class meeting after initial enrollment for the term.

WHAT DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES?

Please bring a photo ID or a passport and your social security card if applicable.

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES?

You must be at least 16 years old.

DOES MY PARENT/GUARDIAN NEED TO COME WITH ME TO REGISTER?

No.

DO I HAVE TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM MY SCHOOL?

Yes, students under the age of 18 must provide official documentation of school withdrawal.

DO I HAVE TO TAKE A TEST BEFORE MY CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED?

Yes, all students must take a placement test. ESOL students will take the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS); GED students will take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

IS IT POSSIBLE TO FAIL THE PLACEMENT EXAM?

No, the placement tests are not pass/fail. They help us to determine your current level and customize a learning plan to meet your needs.

WHAT SUBJECTS ARE ON THE TABE?

Language, Reading, and Math

WHAT IS TESTED ON THE CASAS?

Reading and Listening

WHAT IS ON THE GED TEST?

Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ABE AND GED?

The results of the TABE test determine if you are placed in ABE or GED classes. If your scores fall below high school level (NRS Levels 1 – 4), you will be scheduled in ABE. These classes include ABE Reading, ABE Language, and ABE Math. They strengthen your foundational skills and prepare you for GED coursework. If your scores are high school level (NRS Levels 5 and 6), you will be placed in GED classes: Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science, and Social Studies.

CAN I CALL TO GET MY TEST RESULTS?

No, test results cannot be given over the phone. You will receive your scores at orientation.

DO YOU HAVE ONLINE CLASSES?

Yes, we have online classes for ESOL, ABE, and GED. You must have scored a level 3 or higher on the reading section of the TABE to qualify for online ABE classes.

MAY I TAKE CLASSES ON CAMPUS AND ONLINE AT THE SAME TIME?

No.

CAN I TAKE THE GED TEST IF I’M UNDER 18?

You must be at least 16 years old and qualify for a waiver in order to take the General Educational Development (GED) tests.

CAN I TAKE GED CLASSES IN SPANISH?

We do not offer GED classes in Spanish; however, the GED test is offered in Spanish. Go to GED.com for more information.

IF I DO NOT HAVE ANY LEGAL STATUS, MAY I ENROLL IN CLASSES?

Yes.

MAY I BRING MY CHILD TO CLASS WITH ME OR DO YOU OFFER DAYCARE?

No.

HOW LONG SHOULD THE PROGRAM LAST?

The length of the program depends on your current academic level and how much time and effort you can commit to accomplishing your goal.

MEET OUR OFFICE & SUPPORT STAFF

Meet the office and support staff for our ABE, GED, and ESOL departments.

JESSICA CHRISTOPHER

Office

LISA MORRIS

Office

BILL EICHLER

Dean

DIANA PEREZ

Office

MACIE GREENLEAF

Office

KARLA PEREZ ARROYO

Testing

Delores Holcomb

Guidance Counselor

CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ

Office

MICHELLE KOOGLER

Office

SUSAN SILVA

Testing

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Meet the instructors from our ABE, GED, and ESOL departments.

RICHARD ANGUIANO

PAULA GONZALEZ

EARL LAWRENCE

BRENDA MULLIN

DAVID RICHARDSON

ELIZABETH ARRENDELL

DENISE GROSSO

JACQUELINE LOBBAN

MARIA THOMPSON

YADIRA THOMPSON

JEANNE BAUMEL

CYNTHIA HOTH

TAMARA MARQUEZ DE SMITH

BRENDA PETKANICS

LINDA WESTBROOK

MICHAEL COTTON

ROBERT JOHNSON

DOROTHY MASSENGILL

TIMOTHY POPP

LEILA WILLIAMS

ROBERT GENTZEL

STEVEN KING

REBECCA MELTON

JACQUELINE POWELL