GED/Adult Education Classes

General Educational Development (GED) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes are offered throughout the IECC district at no cost to eligible students.  Classes help prepare students for the computerized GED exam, as well as college and career readiness.

GED Test Preparation

GED Test Preparation is offered on each college campus, as well as offsite locations in Clay, Edwards, Jasper, and Lawrence Counties. Online classes are available to qualifying students.

Classes are offered in eight-week segments and provide customized lesson plans and one-on-one support. GED Test Prep reviews all of the subjects on the GED exam, including math, writing, reading, science, social studies, and the Constitution. Job preparation skills are also covered throughout the course of the class.

After completing the necessary courses, students can take the computerized GED or HiSET exam on any IECC campus (Frontier Community College, Lincoln Trail College, Olney Central College, Wabash Valley College).  Each campus has an approved Pearson Vue testing center, and computerized GED exams are currently available.

To learn more or to register for a GED Test Preparation course:

Frontier Community College: Offsite GED Test Preparation classes are offered through Frontier Community College.  On-site registrations are scheduled at each location prior to the start of an eight-week class.  To learn more about offsite locations and registration dates, contact Angel Maguire, Director of Adult Education, at or 618-847-9160.  

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Additional ABE Classes

The AEFL program offers several additional classes to meet your educational needs.  Read below to learn more about available classes, and contact the college closest to your geographic location to register.

Adult Basic Education - ABE courses provide the basic skills of reading, math, language arts, science, and social studies.  These classes may provide a pre-high school equivalency for students working towards the GED or HiSET exam.  Classes include Government and Law, Basic Developmental Reading, Pre-GED Skills, and more.  

Adult Secondary Education - These classes, in addition to GED Test Preparation, are designed to prepare students for the GED or HiSET exam.  Classes include GED Math Skills, GED Science, and more. 

English as a Second Language (ESL) - These classes help non-native speakers learn the English language.  Classes teach reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension.

Transition Skills and Job Skills - These classes are designed to equip students with the necessary skills for a smooth transition into the college classroom or the workforce. 


All services are based on funding and individual college guidelines.  Students may be eligible to receive free practice test vouchers and test vouchers pending funding and eligibility requirements. Students earning their State of Illinois High School Diploma (formerly Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate) through IECC may be eligible to receive an IECC college scholarship.