Distance Education

What is Distance Education?HCDE Adult Education student earns credit from home using Distance Learning

Distance education is a flexible and convenient way to earn your GED or improve your English language skills from the convenience of your home or any place with an internet connection.

View the August-December GED/ESL schedule and registration details.

What are the benefits?

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Receive a free seat in an online GED or ESL program
  • Work from home or any place with an internet connection
  • Review and repeat lessons as often as you like
  • Access to a live teacher for technical or instructional support
  • Work on your goals and receive feedback on your progress
  • Secure priority placement in an upcoming traditional class

How many hours will you be required to work each week?

Work on the program at a time best for you. You may access your new online class any time and any place that has an internet connection – 24 hours a day/365 days a year. To remain enrolled, you must use the program for at least three hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Failure to do so results in loss of privileges. We encourage you to study for more than the minimum program requirements. Remember, the more you work, the faster you will reach your goals!

Program Enrollment

Enrollment is a 3 step process. In order to successfully enroll, you will need to complete all of the following steps:

Step 1: Orientation and Testing
You will receive general information about the program, participate in orientation activities and complete the first portion of the baseline assessment. The assessment will be used to match you with the appropriate online program.

Step 2: Registration and Testing
Complete registration documents and become fully enrolled in our program. The second and final part of the baseline assessment will be administered.

Step 3: Online Program Training
You will receive a hands-on guided tour of the program that has been selected for you and time to practice using the program. A trainer will be at your side to answer any questions and ensure that you are ready to work on your own.

How do you maintain enrollment status? Return to the campus to take a Progress Test

During the registration process, you are given a date and time to return to the same location to take a progress test. The progress test is critical to track your advancement towards your goals, ensure that you receive priority placement in upcoming classes, and assist our program in justifying the use of grant funds. Please make a special effort to return for testing. If you are not able to return on the predetermined date, please call our office and we will arrange a date and time that is best for you.

More questions about our Distance Education program? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions.