CERTIFICATE-- Here's a chance to upgrade your reading, writing and math skills - right here in town

If you are someone who's interested in getting a General Educational Development certificate or upgrading your reading, writing and math skills to be ready to take college classes, take note.

Portland Community College will offer a GED preparation class this fall at Forest Grove High School.

The nighttime course will be in room 2119 beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26. Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 30.

Class won't be held on Nov. 23 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

An intake session for new students will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 19 and continue Thursday, Sept. 21; Tuesday, Sept. 26; Thursday, Sept. 28; Tuesday, Oct. 17 or Thursday, Oct. 19. Parking while in class is free in Forest Grove.

The 57-hour class carries a $25 college admission fee, good for two years for new students only. If you have taken any classes at PCC during the last year, you've already paid that fee.

Students who attend 50 of 57 hours of GED preparation class and pass all five GED exams can qualify for a free term - up to 12 credits in one term - of classes at PCC.

Nearby campuses include Rock Creek and Sylvania.

Students can prepare for the exam in English or Spanish. This class is also appropriate for students who speak English as a second language and have completed PCC's ESL Level D or the equivalent, and wish to continue to build their reading and writing skills in English.

For more information, call 503-244-6111, ext. 3001.

Or, you may send an e-mail to Marylin Planchart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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