To assist learners of all levels, Rowan College at Gloucester County maintains a number of basic education programs designed specifically for adults. Coursework improves students’ reading, writing and mathematics skills, which are essential for career success. Prior to enrolling, students take a placement exam to evaluate their skills. Students will then be placed in the right course(s) to accommodate their needs.
All classes are free, thanks to the sponsorship of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development; however, there is a $10 nonrefundable registration fee.
For more information or to register for classes, call 856-468-5000, ext. 6227.
High School Equivalency
Formerly known as the GED®, this program enables Gloucester County residents to take the coursework they need to earn their high school diploma. Coursework includes secondary-level reading, writing, mathematics, social studies and science approved by the state of New Jersey.
Adult Basic Education
Students who do not possess a high school diploma obtain remediation through foundation courses in reading, writing and mathematics. Classes are offered on a rolling basis, so students can sign up at any point during the year.
This program provides an overview of American government and culture to prepare students for the Process of Naturalization set forth by the U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services. The examination has two components, English language and American history.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Coursework is for residents who wish to learn more about the English language. It is designed to improve communication skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Special emphasis is placed on cultural differences to address difficulties.