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GED program at UCC ranked best in Oregon

UCC’s GED program is the only community college GED program in the state to have a third of its’ students get their GED.

Posted: Aug 31, 2018 4:51 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The GED program at Umpqua Community College has been recognized as the best at any community college in the state for the second year in a row.

According to statistics from the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission, UCC’s program is the only community college GED program in the state to have a third of its students get their GED.

Students and officials said that is because of the support their program offers to get students to the next phase in their lives.

Before entering the GED program, students go through a core skills program to enhance their life skills.

Monique Reinwald, the Assessment and Tracking Coordinator for the Adult Skills Program, said their whole program, which includes GED classes, helps students prepare for what they want to do with their life.

“Students that are going to be ready to go into the work force, going to be ready to take that next step, whether it be coming to UCC or doing some sort of training program, or they’re going to go out into the community and maybe go into the military,” Reinwald said.

At only $20 for a 10-week course, Reinwald said it’s an affordable way to get started on a new path.

Former GED student Jennifer Hagerty said they will assist you with anything you need to get into and through their courses.

“If they have transportation issues, we have gas cards and bus passes,” Hagerty said. “If you have barriers for child care, they have lists of people you can contact. If you need clothes, they have a clothes closet. If you need food, they have a food closet. If you need school supplies, they have school supplies.”

Hagerty completed the GED course in 2015 and is now enrolled as a nursing student at UCC.

With two special needs kids at home and a job, she said she had to work hard to complete the program.

Hagerty said she couldn’t have done it without UCC.

“A lot of people -- sometimes they’re afraid to ask for help or they don’t know that it’s okay to need help, and at the Woolley Center they just made me feel that I could go to them with whatever I needed,” Hagerty said. “Their main goal was my success.”

UCC offers GED courses in Tri-City, the Woolley Center on Harvard in Roseburg, and their main campus.

You can learn more about their GED program on their website.

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