High School Completion 

Adult Basic Skills Classes (formerly GED)

Camden County College’s Adult Basic Skills High School Completion Test Preparation Program (formerly called GED) has been proudly serving New Jersey residents since 2008. We offer a unique academic program in a family atmosphere with qualified and caring instructors.

Our comprehensive, 12 month program is customized to meet the needs of each student. After studying reading, writing, science, social studies and math, the students will take practice tests. If they do well, they can take the actual test. When the students pass all 5 parts of the new HiSet High School Completion Test, they earn a New Jersey State endorsed High School Diploma!

With their High School diplomas, the students can participate in the Annual Graduation Ceremony, wear a cap and gown, and have their friends and relatives share in their special day.

Special Features:

  • Customer Service Certification Classes
  • Financial Literacy Program
  • College & Career Readiness
  • Life Skills Workshops
  • Educational Field Trips
  • Keyboarding
  • Family Reading Program

Academic Courses:

  • Language Arts – Reading – Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Academic Support

Additional Student Services:

  • Academic Counseling
  • Eye Screenings
  • Personalized Support
  • Job Coaching
  • Math Tutoring
  • Community Work Experience Program (CWEP)
  • Career Connections

Next Registration/Orientation for our Daytime Classes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

There are only 50 Spaces available for each session. All Registration/ Orientation sessions are 3 hours long. Registration is first-come, first-served.

Session Information

Session InformationRegistration LocationTimes
CAMDEN / DAYTIME

Class Times:
Monday through Friday
9 AM – 1:50 PM

Camden City Campus
College Hall Room 508
Doors Open at 8 AM
Close 8:30 AM

Registration Times:
Begins at 8:30 AM
Ends at 11:30 AM

CAMDEN / EVENING

Class Times:
Monday through Thursday
5 PM – 8:00 PM

Camden City Campus
College Hall Room 508
Doors Open at 4:30 PM
Close 5:00 PM

Registration Times:
Begins at 5:00 PM
Ends at 8:00 PM

BLACKWOOD / EVENING

Class Times:
Monday through Thursday
5 PM – 8:00 PM

Blackwood Campus
CIM Building Room 119
Doors Open at 4:30 PM
Close 5:00 PM

Registration Times:
Begins at 5:00 PM
Ends at 8:00 PM

Must Bring

  1. Picture ID – (choose from one of the following):
      – NJ Driver’s License
      – NJ Non-Driver’s License
      – Camden County ID
  2. Social Security Card
  3. Birth Certificate
  4. Copy of any GED or HiSet Test Results
  5. Parent or guardian, for 16 or 17 year old students must also attend the Registration/ Orientation.

** PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN **

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost for the preparation classes?

Classes are FREE!

How do I register?

Call (856) 968-1315 and leave your name and phone number on the answering machine.

You will be placed on our mailing list and information will be mailed to you about one week prior to registration.

When are classes held?

We offer (3) sessions During the School Year (Sept. – April)

Camden Campus:
9:00am – 1:50pm (Mon – Fri) DAY
5:00pm – 8:00pm (Mon – Thurs) EVENING

Blackwood Campus:
5:00pm – 8:00pm (Mon – Thurs) EVENING

We offer (1) session during the Summer (July – August)

Camden Campus:
9:00am – 1:50pm (Mon – Thurs) DAY

How does the ABS Program work?

Each adult student who enrolls will be pre-tested in reading and mathematics with the TABE test. After taking the TABE test the Program’s instructors will have an individual conference with each student and review the results of the tests. From the TABE results the students will be grouped according to their abilities within the mathematics, reading, and writing subject areas. In addition, all students will receive weekly instruction in science and social studies.

How much is the HiSet High School Completion Test and when can I take the exam?

You can contact the Camden County College Testing Center at (856) 968-1287 for specifics on the cost and times to take the HiSet exam.

 

Adult Basic Skills/Community Work Experience Program (CWEP)

Camden County College Adult Basic Skills/CWEP Program is a unique workforce readiness program for pre-screened, highly motivated students. In addition to receiving classroom instruction toward passing the HiSet exam, CWEPs learn essential clerical skills working in the ABS office every day. The CWEP program is also available for English as a Second Language clients. ABS provides ESL CWEPs with classroom instruction to learn how to read and write in English.

Admission Requirements for CWEP Program:

  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) client
  • Must be 16 years of age and older
  • Provide an Enrollment/Exit Activity Record that has been signed by a One-Stop case manager
  • Must be interviewed by our ABS job coach before acceptance into program
  • Child care must be in place in an approved facility