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Adult Learners' Training and Assistance Program (ALTA)


  • About ALTA



    Since 1987, the Adult Learners' Training and Assistance Program (ALTA) has existed to enhance the basic skills of adult learners. Our mission is to offer educational programs that are accessible and flexible in delivery. The ALTA Program fosters values for lifelong learning, respect for diversity, and development of students as contributing members of society. Educational goals are set by individual learners and are defined by the adult learner's perceived roles as workers, family members, and community members.

    The ALTA Program is funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) and the Workforce Investment Act.

  • Preparing for the GED with ALTA



    Let ALTA help you prepare for the GED Exam
    This free training is designed for the adult who needs to pass the actual GED exam as well as improve basic workplace & technology skills. It is curriculum based on the College and Career Readiness Standards.

    Adult Basic Education (ABE) To College
    Instruction intended to enable students to successfully transition from an adult basic education program to postsecondary education (PSE) and training programs focusing on high priority occupations.


    LCCC Wilkes-Barre Center, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre

     

    Start DateEnd DateDaysHours

    Summer 2016 DAY Classes
    August 1stOctober 5thMon / Wed9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    August 2ndOctober 6thTue / Thu9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Orientation: July 11th - July 14th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm &
    July 25th - July 28th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Summer 2016 EVENING Classes
    July 26thSeptember 29thTue / Thu5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Orientation: July 19th & July 21st 5:30 pm -8:30 pm

    Fall 2016 DAY Classes
    October 17thDecember 21stMon / Wed9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    October 18thDecember 22ndTue / Thu9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Orientation: October 10th - October 13th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm &

    Fall 2016 EVENING Classes
    October 11thDecember 22ndTue / Thu5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Orientation: October 4th & October 6th 5:30 pm -8:30 pm

    Winter 2017 DAY Classes
    January 17thMarch 23rdTue / Thu9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    January 18thMarch 22ndMon / Wed9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Orientation: January 9th - January 12th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm &
    January 23rd - January 26th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Winter 2017 EVENING Classes
    January 24thMarch 30thTue / Thu5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Orientation: January 17th & January 19th 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Spring 2017 DAY Classes
    April 10thJune 22ndMon / Wed9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    April 11thJune 23rdTue / Thu9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Orientation: April 3rd - April 6th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm &

    Spring 2017 EVENING Classes
    April 11thJune 29thTue / Thu5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Orientation: April 4th & April 6th 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

     

    LCCC Hazleton Learning Center, 100 W. Broad St, Hazleton

     

    Start DateEnd DateDaysHours

    Fall 2016
    October 10thDecember 23rdMon / Wed / Fri9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    October 11thDecember 22ndTue / Thu9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Orientation: October 3rd - October 6th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Winter 2017
    January 17thMarch 23rdTue / Thu9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    January 18thMarch 24thMon / Wed / Fri9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Orientation: January 9th - January 12th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Spring 2017
    April 10thJune 23rdMon / Wed / Fri9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    April 11thJune 22ndTue / Thu9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Orientation: April 3rd - April 6th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

     


    Online Classes
    We offer FREE online adult education services to adults who can not attend regular face to face classes.
    Contact Kimberly Gavlick at kgavlick@luzerne.edu or 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7325 for more information.

    Taking the GED



    Visit http://www.gedtestingservice.com.

     

  • English as a Secondary Language



    Free non-credit Basic English classes with ALTA
    Designed for the adult with limited English proficiency who was not born in the United States or whose first language is a language other than English or who came from an environment where a language other than English is dominant. Curriculum based on the College and Career Readiness Standards & PA English Language Proficiency Standards.

    LCCC Wilkes-Barre Center, 2 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre

     

    Start DateEnd DateDaysHours

    Fall 2016
    October 10thDecember 21stMon / Tue / Wed9:00 am - 11:30 pm
    October 10thDecember 21stMon / Tue / Wed12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Orientation: October 3rd - October 7th

    Winter 2017
    January 23rdMarch 29thMon / Tue / Wed9:00 am - 11:30 pm
    January 23rdMarch 29thMon / Tue / Wed12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Orientation: January 17th - January 20th

    Spring 2017
    April 10thJune 14thMon / Tue / Wed9:00 am - 11:30 pm
    April 10thJune 14thMon / Tue / Wed12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Orientation: April 3rd - April 7th

    Transition Class
    July 29thDecember 23rdFri9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    January 23rdJune 16thFri9:00 am - 2:30 pm

     

    LCCC Hazleton Learning Center, 100 W. Broad St, Hazleton

     

    Start DateEnd DateDaysHours

    Summer 2016
    August 22ndOctober 13thMon / Tue / Wed / Thu9:00 am - 11:30 am
    August 22ndOctober 13thMon / Tue / Wed / Thu12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Orientation: August 8th - August 12th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Fall 2016
    October 31stDecember 23rdMon / Tue / Wed / Thu9:00 am - 11:30 am
    October 31stDecember 23rdMon / Tue / Wed / Thu12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Orientation: October 17th - October 20th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Winter 2017
    January 24thMarch 31stMon / Tue / Wed / Thu9:00 am - 11:30 am
    January 24thMarch 31stMon / Tue / Wed / Thu12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Orientation: January 9th - January 13th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Spring 2017
    April 18thJune 23rdMon / Tue / Wed / Thu9:00 am - 11:30 am
    April 18thJune 23rdMon / Tue / Wed / Thu12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Orientation: April 3rd - April 7th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Online Classes with ALTA
    We offer FREE online adult education services to adults who can not attend regular face to face classes.
    Contact Kimberly Gavlick at kgavlick@luzerne.edu or 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7325 for more information.



    Credit & Non-Credit ESL Classes

    ESL020 - Academic Skills and Communication for ESL Students Credits: 3
    This course is designed to help ESL students improve their listening skills, oral communication skills, basic reading comprehension, and writing and grammar skills in a risk free academic environment. Students are assessed using a basic reading inventory to determine their level of English reading proficiency, and instruction is designed to build the student's general and instructional communication skills. Basic vocabulary building exercises, extensive discussion of text samples, in which both informational and fictional text is reviewed, and writing exercises designed to build proficiency in written English communication are emphasized. The basic reading inventory will be used as a post-test in order to measure growth in English language proficiency. This course does not apply toward graduation. Corequisite: RDG 019.

    Current/Upcoming Offerings:
    This course is offered during the following current/upcoming semester(s):


    Fall Session - 2016 - Excludes 7 Week Classes


    Hazleton Area:

    SectionInstructorBldgRoomDaysStart TimeEnd Time
    HA5 Irena Mira HAZC 201 T 06:00PM 08:30PM

    Main Campus:

    SectionInstructorBldgRoomDaysStart TimeEnd Time
    001 Linda Lawler 09 920 MWF 11:15AM 12:10PM


    Spring Session - 2017 - Excludes 7 Week Classes


    Hazleton Area:

    SectionInstructorBldgRoomDaysStart TimeEnd Time
    HA5   HAZC 201 TH 06:00PM 08:45PM

    Main Campus:

    SectionInstructorBldgRoomDaysStart TimeEnd Time
    001   14 C118 MWF 11:15AM 12:10PM

    ESL030 - Advanced Academic Skills and Communication for ESL Students Credits: 3
    This course is designed to help ESL students improve their listening skills, oral communication skills, basic reading comprehension, and writing and grammar skills in an academic environment. Students moving into this class from ESL-020 will notice that the focus of the work is now on communication in the college classroom. Students are assessed using pretests in reading comprehension and vocabulary knowledge, and a writing sample is taken to determine their level of English communication proficiency. Instruction is designed to build the student's academic communication skills. Academic vocabulary building exercises, extensive discussion of text samples, in which both college level academic and literary text is reviewed, and writing exercise, designed to increase grammatically correct text pieces are emphasized. A post-test of reading comprehension and vocabulary knowledge will be used, along with a final writing sample, to determine the student's English language proficiency level at the end of the course. This course does not apply toward graduation

    Corequisite: RDG 020.

    Current/Upcoming Offerings:
    This course is offered during the following current/upcoming semester(s):


    Fall Session - 2016 - Excludes 7 Week Classes


    Hazleton Area:

    SectionInstructorBldgRoomDaysStart TimeEnd Time
    HA5 Irena Mira HAZC 201 TH 06:00PM 08:45PM

    Main Campus:

    SectionInstructorBldgRoomDaysStart TimeEnd Time
    001 Danna Williams 14 C118 MWF 11:15AM 12:10PM


    Spring Session - 2017 - Excludes 7 Week Classes


    Hazleton Area:

    SectionInstructorBldgRoomDaysStart TimeEnd Time
    HA5   HAZC 201 T 06:00PM 08:30PM

    Main Campus:

    SectionInstructorBldgRoomDaysStart TimeEnd Time
    001   14 C118 MWF 11:15AM 12:10PM

    ESL100 - Mastering Academic Skills Credits: 3
    This course is designed to help ESL students achieve a high level of competency in four areas of literacy: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Upon completion of ESL 030, students will study advanced text snd vocabulary; in addition, students will build competency in the area of oral academic communication: comprehension of and note-taking during lectures, understanding oral directions, building confidence and competence in oral presentations, and interacting orally with teachers and students in the academic environment, and co-workers in the workplace. Students are assessed using rubrics designed to measure specific literacy behaviors and competencies. Instruction is designed to build the student?s academic communication skills. Academic vocabulary building exercises, extensive discussion of text samples, in which both informational and fictional text is reviewed, and writing exercises designed to build proficiency in written coomunication are emphasized.

    Prerequisites: ESL-030 or placement by exam.

    Current/Upcoming Offerings:
    This course is offered during the following current/upcoming semester(s):


    Spring Session - 2017 - Excludes 7 Week Classes


    Main Campus:

    SectionInstructorBldgRoomDaysStart TimeEnd Time
    001   14 C118 TTH 02:00PM 03:20PM

    Contact the Admissions Office at admissions@luzerne.edu or 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7337 for more information.

     

  • Family Literacy



    High-quality, intensive instructional programs for low-income families with young children (birth through third grade) that also have one parent with basic skills needs. Instruction promotes adult literacy and empowers parents to support the educational growth of their children, provide developmentally appropriate early childhood services, and prepare children for success in regular school programs.

    Contact Debra Trulock at dtrulock@luzerne.edu or 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7325 for more information.

    Life and Work Skills for Literacy and Beginning ABE/ESL



    Designed for the adult in need of instruction that is delivered one-on-one with volunteer tutors. Curriculum based on developing basic communication, consumer economics, community resources, health, employment, government and law, computation, learning to learn, and independent living.

    Contact Kimberly Gavlick at kgavlick@luzerne.edu or 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7325 for more information.