Preparing to take a High School Equivalency Test

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The Adult Learners' Training and Assistance (ALTA) Program at Luzerne County Community College offers FREE instruction to adults 18 and older who wish to prepare to take a high school equivalency test (GED® or HiSet®). There is no charge for attending the classes; however, there is a cost to take the actual tests. Although it is NOT a requirement to attend classes before taking the actual tests, it is recommended that you take a practice test to see if you are sufficiently prepared. ALTA provides the GED® Ready Practice test for program participants once they are enrolled in a class.

The GED® test preparation classes are designed to help adults earn their General Education Development (GED®) credential. Whether you're looking to further your education, advance in your career, or simply accomplish a personal milestone, our expert instructors are here to guide you every step of the way. Our comprehensive curriculum covers the four subject areas of the GED® test: Math, Science, Social Studies, and Reasoning Through Language Arts. With flexible learning options, personalized support, and dedicated expert instructors, you'll be well-prepared to succeed in obtaining your high school equivalency.

All prospective students are asked to attend an orientation which entails a discussion about what the ALTA Program and taking the GED® tests can and cannot do for them; Program requirements, area careers-in-demand, and goal setting. Students will also need to take a placement test before being scheduled for classes.

ALTA Program
Preparing to take a High School Equivalency Test
Class Schedule

Orientations for new classes are held in July, October, January & April.

Class schedules vary depending on instructional levels and location and are offered in-person & through Zoom.

LCCC Wilkes-Barre Center
Monday-Friday 9:00-12:00
Wednesday & Thursday 5:30-8:30 pm

LCCC Hazleton Center
Monday-Friday 9:00-12:00
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-3:00 pm

All class schedules are subject to change without notice.

For more details, call 570-740-0325 or email