Workforce

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.

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  • 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.

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    2018 / 2019 GED Classes in Wilkes-Barre

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

     

    Start DateEnd DateDaysHours

    Summer 2018 DAY Classes
    July 23rd September 25th Mon / Wed9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    July 25th September 27th Tue / Thu9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Orientation: July 16th - July 19th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Summer 2018 EVENING Classes
    July 24thSeptember 27th Tue / Thu5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Orientation: July 17th & July 19th 5:30 pm -8:30 pm (must attend both days)

    Fall 2018 DAY Classes
    October 15thDecember 18thMon / Wed9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    October 17thDecember 20thTue / Thu9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Orientation: October 8th - October 11th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (must attend all 4 days)

    Fall 2018 EVENING Classes
    October 16thDecember 20thTue / Thu5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Orientation: October 9th & October 11th 5:30 pm -8:30 pm (must attend both days)

    Winter 2019 DAY Classes
    January 22ndApril 3rdMon / Wed9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    January 23rdApril 4thTue / Thu9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Orientation: January 14th - January 17th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (must attend all 4 days)

    Winter 2019 EVENING Classes
    January 22ndApril 4thTue / Thu5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Orientation: January 15th & January 17th 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Spring 2019 DAY Classes
    April 23rdJune 25thMon / Wed9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    April 24thJune 27thTue / Thu9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Orientation: April 15th - April 18th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Spring 2019 EVENING Classes
    April 23rdJune 27thTue / Thu5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Orientation: April 17th & April 19th 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

     

    2018 / 2019 GED Classes in Hazleton

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

     

    Start DateEnd DateDaysHours

    Summer 2018
    July 23rdSeptember 26thMon / Wed9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    July 24thSeptember 27thTue / Thu9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Orientation: July 16th - July 19th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (must attend all 4 days)

    Fall 2018
    October 15thDecember 19thMon / Wed9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    October 16thDecember 20thTue / Thu9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Orientation:October 8th - October 11th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (must attend all 4 days)

    Winter 2019
    January 22ndApril 4thTue / Thu9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    January 23rdApril 3rdMon / Wed9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Orientation: January 14th - January 17th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (must attend all 4 days)

    Spring 2019
    April 23rdJune 27thTue / Thu9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    April 24thJune 26thMon / Wed9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Orientation: April 15th - April 18th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (must attend all 4 days)

     


    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.

     

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  • 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.

    2018 / 2019 ESL Classes in Wilkes-Barre

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

     

    Start DateEnd DateDaysHours

    Summer 2018
    July 23rdSeptember 25thMon - Wed9:00 am - 11:30 am
    July 25thSeptember 27thMon - Wed12:15 pm - 2:35 pm
    Orientation: July 9th - July 11th (must attend all 4 days)

    Fall 2018
    October 15thDecember 19thMon - Wed9:00 am - 11:30 am
    October 15thDecember 19thMon - Wed12:15 pm - 2:35 pm
    Orientation: October 8th - October 11th (must attend all 4 days)

    Winter 2019
    January 23rdApril 3rdMon - Wed9:00 am - 11:30 am
    January 23rdApril 3rdMon - Wed12:15 pm - 2:35 pm
    Orientation: January 14th - January 17th (must attend all 4 days)

    Spring 2019
    April 24thJune 26thMon - Wed9:00 am - 11:30 am
    April 24thJune 26thMon - Wed12:15 pm - 2:35 pm
    Orientation: April 15th - April 18th (must attend all 4 days)

     

    2018 / 2019 ESL Classes in Hazleton

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

     

    Start DateEnd DateDaysHours

    Summer 2018
    July 23rdSeptember 25thMon - Wed9:00 am - 11:30 am
    July 23rdSeptember 25thMon - Wed12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
    Orientation: July 9th - July 12th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (must attend all days)

    Fall 2018
    October 15thDecember 19thMon - Wed9:00 am - 11:30 am
    October 15thDecember 19thMon - Wed12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
    Orientation: October 8th - October 11th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (must attend all days)

    Winter 2019
    January 23rdApril 3rdMon - Wed9:00 am - 11:30 am
    January 23rdApril 3rdMon - Wed12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
    Orientation: January 14th - January 17th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (must attend all days)

    Spring 2019
    April 24thJune 26thMon - Wed9:00 am - 11:30 am
    April 24thJune 26thMon - Wed12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
    Orientation: April 15th - April 18th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (must attend all days)

    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 - 2018 - Excludes 7 Week Classes


    Hazleton Area:

    SectionInstructorBldgRoomDaysStart TimeEnd Time
    HA1   HAZC 205 MW 11:30AM 12:55PM
    HA5   HAZC 406 M 06:00PM 08:55PM

    Wilkes-Barre Area:

    SectionInstructorBldgRoomDaysStart TimeEnd Time
    WB1   WBC TBA MW 02:00PM 03:45PM

    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 - 2018 - Excludes 7 Week Classes


    Hazleton Area:

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

    Wilkes-Barre Area:

    SectionInstructorBldgRoomDaysStart TimeEnd Time
    WB5   WBC TBA W 06:00PM 09:25PM

    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:
    Sorry, this course is not being offered during the current/upcoming semester(s).

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

     

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  • 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.

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