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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

    January 13thMarch 19thMon & Wed5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Orientation: January 6th & January 8th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    January 21stMarch 25thMon-Thurs9:00 am - 11:30 am
    January 21stMarch 25thMon-Thurs12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Orientation: January 12th - January 15th 9:00 am - 11:30 am

    March 31stJune 30thMon & Wed5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Orientation: March 24th & March 25th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    April 7thJune 30thMon- Thurs9:00 - 11:30 am
    April 7thJune 30thMon- Thurs12:30 - 3:00 pm
    Orientation: February 23rd - February 26th & March 30th - April 2nd 9:00 am - 11:30 am

     

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

     

    Start DateEnd DateDaysHours

    January 20thMarch 26thTues/Thurs9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    January 21stMarch 25thMon/Wed/Fri9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Orientation: January 12th - January 15th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    April 7thJune 25thTues/Thurs9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    April 8thJune 24thMon/Wed/Fri9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Orientation: March 30th - April 2nd 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

    Jan 20thMarch 31stMon & Tues9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Jan 20thMarch 31stWed & Fri9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Orientation: January 12th & 13th 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

    April 13thJune 30thMon & Tues9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    April 13thJune 30thWed & Fri9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Orientation: April 7th & 8th 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

     

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

     

    Start DateEnd DateDaysHours

    January 25thMarch 27thM-Th9:00 am - 11:30 am
    January 25thMarch 27thM-Th12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Orientation: January 11th - 16th

    April 19thJune 30thM-Th9:00 am - 11:30 am
    April 19thJune 30thM-Th12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    Orientation: April 5th - 10th


    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 - 2015


    Hazleton Area:

    SectionInstructorBldgRoomDaysStart TimeEnd Time
    HA5   HAZC 405 T 06:00PM 08:30PM

    Main Campus:

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


    Spring Session - 2015


    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

    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 - 2015


    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


    Spring Session - 2015


    Hazleton Area:

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

    Main Campus:

    SectionInstructorBldgRoomDaysStart TimeEnd Time
    001 Danna Williams 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 - 2015


    Main Campus:

    SectionInstructorBldgRoomDaysStart TimeEnd Time
    001 Danna Williams 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.

     

  • Inglés como Lengua Secundaria



    No crediticios clases gratis de inglés básico con ALTA
    Diseñado para el adulto con dominio limitado del Inglés que no nació en los Estados Unidos o cuya lengua materna es un idioma que no sea Inglés o que procedían de un entorno donde un idioma que no sea Inglés es dominante. Plan de estudios basado en las preparación universitaria y profesional Standards & PA inglés Estándares de Competencia .

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

     

    Fecha de inicioFecha de finalizaciónDíasHoras

    enero 20marzo 31lunes & martes9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    enero 20marzo 31miércoles & viernes9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    orientación: enero 12 & 13 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

    abril 13junio 30lunes & martes9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    abril 13junio 30miércoles & viernes9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    orientación: abril 7 & 8 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

     

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

     

    Fecha de inicioFecha de finalizaciónDíasHoras

    enero 25marzo 27lunes-jueves9:00 am - 11:30 am
    enero 25marzo 27lunes-jueves12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    orientación: enero 11 - 16

    abril 19junio 30lunes-jueves9:00 am - 11:30 am
    abril 19junio 30lunes-jueves12:45 pm - 3:15 pm
    orientación: abril 5 - 10


    Clases en línea con ALTA
    Ofrecemos servicios GRATUITOS de educación para adultos en línea a los adultos que no pueden asistir regularmente cara a cara clases .
    Contacto Kimberly Gavlick en kgavlick@luzerne.edu or 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7325 para más información.



    Crédito & No de crédito Clases

    ESL020 - Habilidades Acadmicas y Comunicacin para estudiantes de ESL Credits: 3
    Este curso est diseado para ayudar a los estudiantes de ESL a mejorar sus habilidades de escucha , habilidades de comunicacin oral , la comprensin bsica de la lectura y las habilidades de escritura y gramtica en un ambiente acadmico libre de riesgo . Los estudiantes son evaluados usando un inventario bsico de lectura para determinar su nivel de dominio de la lectura Ingls , y la instruccin est diseado para desarrollar las habilidades generales de comunicacin y de instruccin del estudiante . Ejercicios de creacin de vocabulario bsico, un amplio debate de las muestras de texto, en el que se revisa el texto , tanto informativos y de ficcin , y ejercicios de escritura diseados para construir el dominio de la comunicacin escrita Ingls se enfatizan . El inventario bsico de lectura se utilizar como un post-test con el fin de medir el crecimiento en el dominio del idioma Ingls . Este curso no cuenta para la graduacin.

    Concurrente con RDG 019 .

    Actuales Próximos / Ofrendas :
    Este curso se ofrece durante el siguiente semestre en curso próximo ( s ) / :


    Fall Session - 2015


    Hazleton Area:

    SecciónInstructorEdificioHabitaciónDíasHora de inicioHora de finalización
    HA5   HAZC 405 T 06:00PM 08:30PM

    Main Campus:

    SecciónInstructorEdificioHabitaciónDíasHora de inicioHora de finalización
    001   14 C118 MWF 11:15AM 12:10PM


    Spring Session - 2015


    Hazleton Area:

    SecciónInstructorEdificioHabitaciónDíasHora de inicioHora de finalización
    HA5 Irena Mira HAZC 201 TH 06:00PM 08:45PM

    Main Campus:

    SecciónInstructorEdificioHabitaciónDíasHora de inicioHora de finalización
    001 Danna Williams 14 C118 MWF 11:15AM 12:10PM

    ESL030 - Avanzado Habilidades Acadmicas y Comunicacin para estudiantes de ESL Credits: 3
    Este curso est diseado para ayudar a los estudiantes de ESL a mejorar sus habilidades de escucha , oral habilidades de comunicacin, la comprensin bsica de lectura y habilidades de escritura y gramtica en un ambiente acadmico . Los estudiantes que se trasladan a esta clase de ESL - 020 se dar cuenta de que el enfoque de la el trabajo ahora est en la comunicacin en el aula universitaria . Los estudiantes son evaluados utilizando pruebas preliminares en la comprensin de lectura y el conocimiento del vocabulario , y una escritura se toma una muestra para determinar su nivel de dominio del Ingls comunicacin . La instruccin est diseada para desarrollar habilidades de comunicacin acadmica del estudiante . acadmico ejercicios de creacin de vocabulario, extensa discusin de muestras de texto, en el que tanto texto acadmico y literario de nivel universitario se revisa , y la escritura de ejercicios , diseado para aumentar gramaticalmente correctas piezas de texto se hace hincapi . Un posterior a la prueba de comprensin y conocimiento del vocabulario de lectura se utiliza , junto con una final la escritura de la muestra, para determinar el nivel de dominio del idioma Ingls del estudiante en la al final del curso. Este curso no cuenta para la graduacin

    Co-requisito : RDG 020 .

    Actuales Próximos / Ofrendas :
    Este curso se ofrece durante el siguiente semestre en curso próximo ( s ) / :


    Fall Session - 2015


    Hazleton Area:

    SecciónInstructorEdificioHabitaciónDíasHora de inicioHora de finalización
    HA5   HAZC 201 TH 06:00PM 08:45PM

    Main Campus:

    SecciónInstructorEdificioHabitaciónDíasHora de inicioHora de finalización
    001   14 C118 MWF 11:15AM 12:10PM


    Spring Session - 2015


    Hazleton Area:

    SecciónInstructorEdificioHabitaciónDíasHora de inicioHora de finalización
    HA5 Irena Mira HAZC 201 T 06:00PM 08:30PM

    Main Campus:

    SecciónInstructorEdificioHabitaciónDíasHora de inicioHora de finalización
    001 Danna Williams 14 C118 MWF 11:15AM 12:10PM

    ESL100 - Dominar Habilidades Acadmicas Credits: 3
    Este curso est diseado para ayudar a los estudiantes de ESL a lograr un alto nivel de competencia en cuatro reas de la alfabetizacin : escuchar, hablar , leer, y escribir. Tras la finalizacin de ESL 030 , los alumnos estudiarn avanzada vocabulario snd texto ; Adems , los estudiantes construirn competencias en el rea de la comunicacin acadmica oral: comprensin y de toma de notas durante las clases , la comprensin de instrucciones orales , la creacin de confianza y competencia en las presentaciones orales , e interactuar oralmente con maestros y estudiantes en el mbito acadmico y co -Los trabajadores en el lugar de trabajo . Los estudiantes son evaluados utilizando rbricas diseadas para medir los comportamientos y las competencias de alfabetizacin especficos . La instruccin est diseada para construir el estudiante ? S habilidades de comunicacin acadmicos . Ejercicios de creacin de vocabulario acadmico , un amplio debate de las muestras de texto, en el que se revisa el texto , tanto informativos y de ficcin , y ejercicios de escritura diseados para construir conocimiento en coomunication escrito son enfatizados .

    Requisitos previos : ESL - 030 o la colocacin por examen.

    Actuales Próximos / Ofrendas :
    Este curso se ofrece durante el siguiente semestre en curso próximo ( s ) / :


    Spring Session - 2015


    Main Campus:

    SecciónInstructorEdificioHabitaciónDíasHora de inicioHora de finalización
    001 Danna Williams 14 C118 TTH 02:00PM 03:20PM

    Póngase en contacto con la Oficina de Admisiones al admissions@luzerne.edu o 1-800-377-5222 ext. 7337 para má s información.

     

  • 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.