COCC Adult Basic Education and GED/College Prep Course Descriptions

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Essential Communication: Reading, Writing and Speaking

Course Description
Multi-level class that strengthens and develops skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and problem solving for success in work and academics.

Students work toward GED completion or college readiness by reading and analyzing a variety of texts, constructing essays, and preparing and delivering presentations.


Essentials of Math

Course Description
Multi level mathematics class in which students will work at levels appropriate to their abilities in preparation to take the GED exam, transition to college level course or meet personal and workplace goals.

Covers basic math applications, developing basic algebraic reasoning, using tables, charts, and graphs to interpret data, basic geometry and calculator functions, and math relating to life skills.


English Language Learning

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Health Careers Bridge

Course Description
Develops the academic skills necessary to succeed in COCC's Health Careers programs: Certified Nursing Assistant, Nursing, Phlebotomy, Emergency Medical Services, Community Health Worker, Medical or Dental Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Massage, Veterinary Technician, and more. Strengthens college-level reading, writing, and presenting skills; basic math and computer skills; basic medical terminology; and test-taking and study strategies. Provides individualized GED preparation as needed.


Class fees are $30 per course. Needs-based scholarships are also available. Please ask your instructor about scholarships once classes begin.


Please view our Class Schedule for more information, or contact our office at 541-504-2950 or

High school release form required for students under 18 years of age.