TVCC Catalog

Developmental Education

Oregon Trail Building - (541) 881-5865

The Adult Education Department provides services and courses tailored to meet the needs of students who need to prepare for college-level coursework, adults who have not completed high school, community members interested in improving English language skills, and adults seeking to improve employability. The Adult Education Department consists of College Preparation, General Education Development (GED; in English and Spanish), English for Speakers of other Languages (ESL).


All Adult Education programs are offered on the Ontario campus. College Prep is also offered at the Caldwell Center, and adult basic skills development, GED and ESL are offered at outreach sites at Nyssa and Burns. ESL/Family literacy evening classes are currently offered at Vale Elementary School and Annex Elementary during the winter quarter. See the college quarterly schedule for classes and times.


Oregon Trail Building - (541) 881-5865

This program provides classes for adults with a variety of goals. Students may wish to improve reading, improve employment opportunities, learn basic computer skills, prepare for entrance into academic and/or professional technical programs, or pursue personal growth by upgrading their basic skills.

Adults who have not received a high school diploma may enroll in the General Education Development (GED) program. This program is designed to prepare students to pass the GED test, which is composed of four subject areas: language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students must be at least 16 years of age to enroll in the program, and students under the age of 18 need special permission from their parents and/or educational facilities.

Students working on their GED on the Ontario campus are assigned to cohorts or other class schedules based on needs and skill levels. The same students are also assigned times to work in the Learning Center for individualized study, either during daytime hours or two evenings per week. See quarterly college schedules for information on classes at Nyssa and Burns.


(These classes are free, however, there will be a charge for the test)

Oregon Trail Building - (541) 881-5866

This program is for students whose first language is Spanish and who have not completed high school, or who want a valid U.S. GED to enter the workforce. Instruction is available in Spanish for GED preparation and for pre-GED literacy in the five areas of reading, writing, math, science, and social science . There is an orientation in Spanish each month; please call for a reservation. Special tutors and materials are available.


Helpful Contacts

  • Advising: 541.881.5815
  • Admissions: 541.881.5811
  • Financial Aid: 541.881.5833
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