Adult Education

The Adult Education Program is a cost-free instructional program that is specifically designed for adults who have different needs, backgrounds, and skills. Therefore, the College offers a flexible program which meets the needs of any individual who wishes to participate. Three types of instruction extend from beginning reading and writing to high school completion through the General Education Development (GED) Program to English as a Second Language to American citizenship classes. The services are available in the counties of Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson, and Lumpkin.

GED Preparation Instruction

Adult Basic Education provides instruction for reading readiness, basic mathematics skills, and an introduction to writing and basic grammar.

Adult Secondary Education provides instruction in reading, science, social studies, grammar and writing skills, and mathematics. This level will develop the skills necessary for completion of the GED examination.

Lanier Technical College is an official GED Testing Center. The test is administered at a variety of locations throughout our seven-county service delivery area each month. Successful completion of the GED Test qualifies an individual for a State of Georgia High School Equivalency Diploma. GED credentials are accepted by industry, government, licensing boards, technical colleges, arts and sciences colleges, universities, and employers as the equivalent to a high school education.

The GED Test is a four-part test covering the following subject areas: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. The fee for GED testing is $160 and testing scholarships are often available.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Beginning ESL provides instruction in conversational English in life-coping skills and beginning basic reading and writing.

Intermediate ESL provides continued development of conversational English in life-coping skills. This level will improve the student's speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

Advanced ESL provides instruction in grammar and usage, and effective speaking and writing in English. This class provides pre-GED instruction for the foreign-born person wishing to achieve a High School Equivalency Certificate.

ESL/Civics/American Citizenship Instruction

Civics and American history instruction prepare non-citizens to take the American citizenship test. Instruction covers the Constitution, American government, American customs, and historical events.

Adult Education Cost & Fees

There is no tuition charge for Adult Education and ESL classes. Books are provided free for classroom use. There is a $160 fee for the GED Tests. For further information on Adult Education, call 770-531-3356 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday or call one of our eight county locations:

High School Equivalency (GED®) ELA/ESL
Contact the Adult Education Center for your area listed below to study for and schedule your GED® Test. For more information, please call the center for your area listed below.
Banks County GED®
Banks Adult Education Center
127 Hudson Valley Drive

Homer, GA 30547

706-677-4302 Phone

706-677-3262 Fax

Barrow County GED®
Winder/Barrow Adult Education Center

163 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winder, GA 30680

770-531-3361 Phone

678-989-3058 Fax
Lisa Prescott (Lead Instructor)


Phone: 770-531-3360

Fax: 678-989-3019

Dawson County GED®
Dawson Adult Education Center
388 Highway 9 North

Dawsonville, GA 30534

678-513-5205 Phone

678-989-3179 Fax

Forsyth County GED®
Forsyth Adult Education Center
3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd

Cumming, GA 30041

678-341-6606 Phone

678-989-3064 Fax

Maria Bond (GED® Lead Instructor)


Phone: 678-341-6606

Hall County GED®
Hall Adult Education Center
2535 Lanier Tech Dr

Gainesville, GA 30507

770-531-3356 Phone

Terri Greene (GED® Lead Instructor)


Phone: 770-531-3354

Fax: 678-989-3196

Jackson County GED®
Jackson Adult Education Center
631 South Elm Street

Commerce, GA 30529

770-535-6277 Phone

678-989-3079 Fax

David Butler (Lead Instructor)


Lumpkin County GED®
Lumpkin Adult Education Center
150 B Johnson Street
Dahlonega, GA 30533

706-867-2862 Phone

706-867-8828 Fax

Jennifer Parker (Lead Instructor)

Barrow County ELA/ESL
Winder/Barrow Adult Education Center
163 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winder, GA 30680

770-531-3361 Phone

678-989-3058 Fax

Lisa Prescott (Lead Instructor)


Phone: 770-531-3360

Fax: 678-989-3019

Forsyth County ELA/ESL
Forsyth Adult Education Center at Forsyth Campus
Laura Sanabria (ESL Lead Instructor)


Phone: 678-341-6650

Hall County ELA/ESL
Hall Adult Education Center at Stallworth Street
4 ½ B Stallworth Street

Gainesville, GA 30501

770-531-3370 Phone

678-989-3217 Fax

Tina Schnepper (ESL Lead Instructor)


Phone: 770-531-3353

Fax: 678-989-3201