Adult Education Programs

The Adult Education Program provides services or instruction below the post-secondary level to individuals:

  1. Who have attained 16 years of age;
  2. Who are not enrolled or required to be enrolled in a secondary school under state law; and
  3. Who lack sufficient mastery of basic educational skills to enable the individual to function effectively in society; do not have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent level of education; or are unable to speak, read, or write the English Language.

Flexible program hours are offered to accommodate busy schedules including day, evening and weekend classes. In addition to basic skills education and GED preparation, the Adult Education Program administers the General Education (GED) Testing program and awards the General Educational Development diploma to successful examinees.


The Adult Education Program offers workplace education program for area business and industry, English Literacy (ELP), job readiness, post-secondary transition assistance, dual enrollment focused on employment and job skills in the following technical education programs under Ability to Benefit which provides financial aid for tuition, fees and books.

ATB Programs

  • Air Conditioning
  • Auto Collision Repair Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Building & Facilities Maintenance
  • Business Technology
  • Business Management
  • Carpentry
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Design & Media Production Technology
  • Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Drafting Technology
  • Early Childhood Care & Education
  • Electrical Construction Technology
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management
  • Industrial Electrical Technology
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Welding & Joining Technology

FREE classes are held in the following locations:

Baker County Adult Education Center

236 Hoke Smith Drive, Newton, GA

(229) 734-1297

Calhoun County Adult Education Center

665 Manry Street, Edison, GA

(229) 835-2977

Clay County Adult Education Center

155-A Wilson Street, Fort Gaines, GA

(229) 768-3792

Lee County Adult Education Center

1346-G US Highway 19, Leesburg, GA

(229) 759-3040

Randolph County Adult Learning Center

241 Highway 82 E, Cuthbert, GA

(229) 732-5158

Terrell County Adult Education Center

Robert Albritten Neighborhood Service Center

771 Round Tree Drive, Dawson, GA

(229) 995-6172

Dougherty County- Albany Technical College

Artisan Hall, Room 115, Albany, GA

(229) 430-1620


Adult education provides these services:

  • Academic Assessment
  • Counseling and Advisement
  • Individualized Instruction
  • No cost Instruction
  • Online Instruction
  • GED Test Scholarships
  • Child Care Assistance
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Fast Track GED - 5 weeks

The General Education Development Test (GED©) is offered as an alternative to a high school diploma. The GED® test is made up of four batteries, including Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies and Science. The Complete battery of the test costs ($160.00) and each test is $40.00 (if taken separately).

There is no cost for Adult Education orientation and classes. Please visit the Adult Education Program located in Artisan Hall, Room 115 on the Dougherty County campus; or you may contact us at (229)430-1620 or (229)430-6615 for additional information.