December 2, 2008

Owens Findlay-area Campus Announces GED Regional Testing Center December Schedule

FINDLAY, OH – Area residents interested in enhancing basic skills in English or math, or improving employment skills, are encouraged to attend free GED educational opportunities in December at the Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus.

Owens’ Findlay-area Campus is one of only two Testing Centers in Hancock County to house the official GED examination and also provides educational testing services to the immediate area, including Allen, Hardin, Henry, Putnam, Seneca, Wood and Wyandot counties. Owens is located on Bright Road in Findlay.

The GED examination was created with the goal of providing individuals who do not finish high school with an opportunity to earn an Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma and advance their academic and career aspirations. Prior to taking the GED examinations, individuals are encouraged to attend free GED Preparation classes offered Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 12-2 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Owens’ GED Preparation classes are designed to help prepare students for success in passing the Ohio GED examination by building on a foundation of basic skills, including reading comprehension, science and mathematics. Owens’ GED Preparation classes are held in Room 150 on the Findlay-area Campus.

Additionally, all students must attend an orientation meeting before receiving GED Preparation classroom instruction. Orientation meetings will occur on Monday, Dec. 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Room 162, and on Friday, Dec. 12 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Room 162.

The College also makes available a free Ohio GED practice test for individuals prior to taking the official examination. Students who pass the GED practice test will receive a fee waiver to take the Ohio GED test for free, saving $55. The practice test is offered in the College’s Testing Center in Room 124 through a computer program.

The official Ohio GED examination is administered at Owens on one designated day per month. The College’s next official testing date is on Saturday, Jan. 10. GED testing will begin at 7:15 a.m. on the Findlay-area Campus.

For more information on the many GED educational opportunities, call (567) 429-3547 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3547.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.