Adult Education, GED, and ESL Programs

The Mission of the WNCC Adult Education program is to provide lifelong educational opportunities and services which address the unique needs of individuals and the community by providing learners with the knowledge and 21st century skills necessary to participate effectively as citizens, workers, parents and family members, and be contributing members of the local and global community.


The Adult Education, GED, and ESL Programs

  • Anyone 18 years of age or older who is not enrolled in another school is eligible for enrollment
    • Please call 308.635.6770 regarding special enrollment requirements for students who are 16 years or age or older and have either officially withdrawn from school or have completed home schooling.
  • Provides instruction that helps individuals acquire the academic skills necessary for employment or admission to college and occupational or training programs
  • Some students may wish to work on all the subjects necessary to take the GED tests, and others may only need to improve skills, such as math or reading, to improve their employment opportunities.
  • Adult Education instruction is FREE!
  • Participants are only charged for the testing fees, which are $30 per test for a total of $120.

The Adult Education Program also offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes can help you learn or improve English language literacy such as speaking, reading, or writing in English. English as a Second Language also helps individuals with the necessary occupational skills for employment 

  • El Programa de Educación para Adultos también ofrece Inglés como Segundo Idioma (ESL) clases que lo ayudan a aprender o mejorar la alfabetización en inglés, como hablar, leer o escribir en inglés. Inglés como segundo idioma también ayuda a las personas con las habilidades ocupacionales necesarias para el empleo.

What is a GED?

GED® (General Educational Development) instruction is for people who want to earn a Nebraska high school diploma. The GED is a test that measures competency about subjects taught in high school. All colleges and employers consider the GED equivalent to a high school diploma.

Why do I need a GED?

To earn a GED® diploma, students must pass the following four tests:

  • Reasoning Through Language Arts: Focuses on the ability to read closely, write clearly, and edit and understand written English in context. The test includes giving an extended response.
  • Social Studies: Focuses on social studies reasoning, including civics and government, U.S. history, economics and geography, and the world. This test includes giving an extended response.
  • Science: Focuses on science reasoning, including life science, physical science, and earth and space science.
  • Mathematics: Focuses on quantitative and algebraic problem solving. An on-screen calculator is available for a portion of the test.

Is it hard?

That depends on your background since it’s different for every individual. For some, it’s a challenge to pass the GED, but anything worth having is worth the work you put into it. We’ll help you with every step.

How do I get started? 

Attend an orientation session. Call 308.635.6770 or stop by any of the Adult Education offices where you’re always welcome, and register for orientation.

Where are the Adult Ed offices?

Scotts Bluff County

  • WNCC Scottsbluff Campus, 1601 E 27th Street, Scottsbluff, NE 69361, 308.635.6770
  • Guadalupe Recreational Center, 1200 E 9th Street, Scottsbluff, NE  69361, 308.635.6775
  • One Stop Career Center, 505A Broadway, Suite 300, Scottsbluff, NE  69361, 308.632.1398

Sheridan County

  • 817 N. Oak Street (blue house across from high school), Gordon, NE 69343, 308.635.6769

Dawes County

  • Early Head Start Building, 255 Chadron Ave. Chadron, NE 69337, 308.747.2017

Cheyenne County

  • WNCC Sidney Campus, 371 College Dr., Sidney, NE  69162, 308.254.7458

Kimball County

  • Kimball Public Library, 208 S Walnut St, Kimball, NE  69145, 308.235.4523

Box Butte County

  • WNCC Alliance Campus, 1750 Sweetwater Ave. #101, Alliance, NE 69301, 308.763.2018

GED® Transcrips

Individuals who have previously taken the GED can request a copy of their transcript from the Nebraska Department of Education by clicking here: GED Transcript Request 

Get started today! Call the Adult Education Office at 308.635.6770.