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Adult Basic Education (ABE)


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must schedule an interview with the admissions office and submit a completed enrollment application. Upon enrollment, the student will be given a Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) assessment. The student will be assessed on reading, writing and mathematics. The student must score a minimum of a 4.0 grade equivalency in reading to enroll in this class. The student will be tested for progress in each subject area after 60 clock hours to access outcomes. Students who have increased their reading score to 5.9 grade equivalency in reading will be enrolled in the GED Preparation Program.

The MT Training Center does not discriminate regarding race, national origin, ethnicity, creed, age, sex, gender identity or religion. Special needs students will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Information

Tuition and Fees

Registration: $100.00
Tuition: $2,939.50
Textbooks: $378.00
Exam Fees: $80.00
Total Cost $3,497.50

Class Schedule

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PROGRAM AND SUBJECT DESCRIPTIONS

Total Clock Hours:430
Length: 24 Weeks (Day Class)
24 Weeks (Evening Class)
Ratios: 20:1 (students/instructor)

Graduation Requirements

The graduating student must possess a basic knowledge of the English language including usage of general vocabulary, dialogue, work place terminology, and must possess a mastery of reading with understanding.

Objective

The ABE program is specifically designed for the English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) student and prepares each student to enroll in the GED Preparation program. The program has instruction in GED subject areas including Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. The program is designed to incorporate classroom instruction, computer lab learning, self-study and group study.

Subject Hours
Number Lectures Lab Credits
LAR-100 Language Arts Reading 86 0 0
LAW-100 Language Arts Writing 86 0 0
MM-100 Mathematics 86 0 0
SS-100 Social Studies 86 0 0
SC-100 Science 86 0 0
Total Hours 0 0
Total Clock Hours:430

Subject Descriptions

LAR-100

Language Arts Reading - The student will be instructed in understanding and interpret reading passages and to apply interpretations of these passages to new contexts. Passages are both fiction and non-fiction texts. Students will learn to comprehend, apply, analyze and synthesize drama, poetry, visual communications and business documents.

Prerequisite: None

Clock Hours:86

LAW-100

Language Arts Writing - The student will be instructed in understanding the major parts of speech to include nouns, pronouns, verbs, comma splices and mechanics. Students will also learn basic sentence structure and the difference between sentence fragments and complete sentences. Students will be able to write a 250 word five paragraph essay.

Prerequisite: None

Clock Hours:86

MM-100

Language Arts Mathematics - The student will be instructed in understanding basic mathematics such as whole numbers, decimals, fractions, percents, proportions, algebra and geometry. Students will learn to use the Casio fx-260 calculator and the answer sheet grid. The student will also be able to learn to solve multiple step problems and estimate answers.

Prerequisite: None

Clock Hours:86

SS-100

Social Studies - The student will be instructed in understanding history, geography, civics and government. The student will learn to evaluate political cartoons, maps, charts and graphs. The student will learn to determine between fact and opinion and make assumptions based on the information provided. The course focuses on application and analyzing concepts rather than remember facts and dates.

Prerequisite: None

Clock Hours:86

SC-100

Science - The student will be instructed in understanding physical, life, earth and space science. The student will learn to think through and analyze situations in order to apply what was learned to make sound decisions. Students will apply critical reading skills and learn the basis of interpretation of charts, graphs and other illustrations.

Prerequisite: None

Clock Hours:86

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