Adult Learning Center

1st Floor Community Center
130 East Washington Street
Suite 106
Hartford, KY 42347

(270) 298-4470 – Phone
(270) 298-4472 – Fax
(270) 276-9254 – Fordsville

Email:
occareercenter@bellsouth.net

Hartford Hours:
Monday-Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Closed 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (lunch)

Fordsville Hours:
Monday and Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

We are a grant funded program whose sole purpose is to enhance skills and raise education levels within our county’s population.

Our main office is located in the basement of the Community Center and we have a staff of four who can meet all of your tutoring needs.  We also have a satellite office located in Fordsville and one at the Ohio County Senior Center.  For more info on these two sites please contact us @ 298-4470.

The Ohio County Adult Learning Center offers many services but is not limited to:

  • GED prep
  • WorkKeys Testing
  • Computer Training
  • TABE Testing
  • ESL (English as Second Language)
  • REACH (a Family Literacy Program)
  • College Prep
  • Workplace Education
  • Compass Prep
  • KPA (KY Para educator Assessment)

All of our services are free and open to everyone 16 years and older.

FAQs

Q: Does the GED cost anything?
A: GED prep doesn’t cost anything.  However, when you take the actual test, there is a one time fee of $40.  Any retake after that has a $10 fee.

Q: How long does it take to get your GED?
A: The length of time depends entirely on willingness to work, desire to get your GED, and how much time you spend preparing.

Q: When are your GED classes?
A: Currently, we do not have “scheduled” classes.  At our center, you work at your own speed and are helped through instruction.

Q: What is the process of getting your GED?
A: An enrollment assessment is performed and then based on the results of that, we will provide tutoring in the areas most needed.  After adequate tutoring, the OPT (official practice test) will be given.  Once the OPT is passed, the GED exam may be scheduled.

Q: What can I expect on the GED exam?
A: The GED is a five-part test that covers math, reading, language/writing, science, and social studies.  The exam is administered on two consecutive half days.

Q: Can I take the GED if I am a teenager?
A: Yes.  However we need an official withdrawal form from your last school before we can proceed.

​Additional Resources

http://kyae.ky.gov
This is our Kentucky Adult Education homepage where you can find more information about Adult Education and learn about things that are happening in the Adult Ed world.

www.famlit.org
This is the National Center for Family Literacy website. Useful information about our family literacy program can be found there.

www.kctcs.edu
Information about GED testing times and furthering your education can be found here on the Owensboro Community and Technical College’s website.