Our Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) department offers free classes in:
- High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) Preparation (formerly known as the GED)
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
HSED stands for High School Equivalency Diploma.
Students in Iowa study for and take the HiSET test, developed by ETS, to earn Iowa’s HSED.
- High School Equivalency Diploma Frequently asked questions
- HSED Program Overview
- In-Depth Information About the HiSET Test from ETS
- Test Accommodations Information
- Financial Assistance Information
- Need a Copy of Your Diploma?
High School Equivalency Diploma orientations are held five times a year on NCC’s campus at 9am and 5pm. The 2023 orientation dates are:
- Wed, Jan. 18, 2023
To sign up for an orientation, call Amy at 712-631-5657 or email the adult literacy office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you or someone you know interested in improving your English speaking, writing or reading skills? Or would you like to earn your High School Equivalent Diploma formerly known as a “GED”? NCC offers free classes for English language learners and preparation for the High School Equivalency Diploma Students.
NCC’s CLASE PARA ESTUDIANTES APRENDICES DEL IDIOMA INGLES COMO “ESL”
¿Usted o alguien a quien usted conoce está interesado en mejorar sus habilidades de hablar, escribir o leer en Inglés? O ¿Le gustaría obtener su Diploma Equivalente a la Preparatoria conocido anteriormente como “GED”? NCC ofrece clases gratis para estudiantes aprendices del idioma Inglés y preparación del Diploma Equivalente.
English as a Second Language orientations are held on NCC’s campus and in surrounding communities.
|August 15, 2022||6:00PM||Sheldon – NCC Classroom B221, Bldg B.|
|15 de Agosto, 2022||6:00PM||Sheldon – NCC Clase B221, Edificio B.|
|August 18, 2022||5:30PM||Sioux Center Public Library – Computer Lab|
|18 de Agosto, 2022||5:30PM||Biblioteca Pública de Sioux Center – Sala de Computadoras|
|August 19, 2022||9:30AM||Sioux Center Public Library – Computer Lab|
|19 de Agosto, 2022||9:30AM||Biblioteca Pública de Sioux Center – Sala de Computadoras|
|October 24, 2022||6:00PM||Sheldon – NCC Classroom B221, Bldg B.|
|24 de Octubre, 2022||6:00PM||Sheldon – NCC Clase B221, Edificio B.|
|October 27, 2022||5:30PM||Sioux Center Public Library – Computer Lab|
|27 de Octubre, 2022||5:30PM||Biblioteca Pública de Sioux Center – Sala de Computadoras|
|October 28, 2022||9:30AM||Sioux Center Public Library – Computer Lab|
|28 de Octubre, 2022||9:30AM||Biblioteca Pública de Sioux Center – Sala de Computadoras|
Las orientaciones de inglés como segundo idioma se llevan a cabo en el campus de NCC y en las comunidades circundantes.
Northwest Iowa Community College cooperates with high school partners to provide alternative education to area students.
About the Program
Alternative Education provides students who leave or might leave traditional high school because of academic or personal problems with the opportunity to earn a high school diploma.
Students are typically between 16 and 19 years old, come from all types of family backgrounds, and have a wide range of abilities.
The alternative high school curriculum offers courses in language arts, social studies, math and science. Students may also take courses in parenting, personal finance, and other life skills.
Assignments are completed on an individual basis with students setting their own pace and seeking help from instructors as needed.
The Northwest Iowa Alternative High School has sites in two locations: Sheldon and Marcus. Which site a student attends is chosen by the Alternative High School, the enrolling school, and the student.
If you think this is the best path for you, please:
- Contact your high school guidance counselor
- Email the NCC Alternative High School