Basic Computer Literacy
The Nicholas County Adult Education Center offers instruction in basic computer skills. Instructors will introduce you to a basic typing program and give individualized assistance on how to operate and use a computer. Instructors will teach you how to "surf the internet" and use search engines. Instruction is based on the individual’s needs and goals for computer literacy.

College Preparation
The Nicholas County Adult Education Center offers Compass Preparation. You can improve your COMPASS scores with a few hours of individualized tutoring and practice in math, language or reading skills. This program is designed to help prepare you for college courses and to test you out of developmental classes.
After completing a minimum of eight hours of study, you will take the diagnostic assessment to determine COMPASS test readiness.
Final Step…Re-take the COMPASS test at NO CHARGE and start working toward your chosen career.

English as a Second Language (ESL)
The Nicholas County Adult Education Center offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes to aid students in learning English as a Second Language (ESL).
Classes are structured and individualized to meet the needs of each individual student. To assist the students in reaching his or her goals, we utilize the following: basic sight words, computer programs, role playing, testing, textbooks, visual aids, and workbooks. With these various tools we are able to improve student’s comprehension and understanding of American culture; while improving the English speaking, reading and writing skills.

GED Diploma Preparation and Testing

Nicholas County Adult Education provides services such as adult education classes, GED preparation, English as a second language classes, workforce education and reading instruction for eligible Kentuckians. 



A GED, or high school equivalency diploma, is your ticket to a better paying job or higher education. The GED tests measure high school-level skills and knowledge. The GED credential offers adults a powerful second chance at attending college or pursuing a career. Nicholas County's Adult Education Center can help you prepare for the GED test through individualized assessment and tutoring. Qualifying candidates could earn their GED Diploma in as little as 12-20 hours. Free GED testing is also available.

Nicholas County Adult Education

If you are interested in learning more about any of the following services, you may visit the Nicholas County Adult Education | MCTC web sitehere. If you have questions about Adult Education Services, please contact them at 859.289.6861

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