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Course Descriptions:

GED Language Arts (Writing) Part I & Part II

This includes the elements of Standard English, sentence structure, and the parts of speech. A composition of approximately 200 words is also required. This course will introduce you to the skills needed for this test. You will have the opportunity to learn the difference between sentence fragments and complete sentences. You will also learn the major parts of speech, including nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs, subject and predicate, basic spelling rules, and punctuation. You will learn paragraph structure and the four types of writing; narrative, descriptive, informative, and persuasive. Upon satisfactory completion of this portion of the course, you should be able to successfully pass the post-test for the course and perform acceptably in the Writing Skills portion of the GED test. Learn more about our educational services.

GED Reading

This course will teach you to comprehend and interpret workplace and academic reading selections and to apply those interpretations to new contexts. The questions ask you to understand, apply, analyze, and synthesize information that you are given in the reading selections. Completing this course will prepare you for the GED. In the literature and arts course, you will be exposed to all forms of literature. You will be trained on how to interpret what you have read in popular literature, classical literature, and commentary written about literature, music, fine arts, poetry, and drama. The purpose of this section is to help you become a discerning reader on these subjects. You will learn how to analyze style and structure elements in selected passages. You will practice application of new information to a situation, and appreciate quality in art, and literature. You should be able to complete the post-test successfully and pass the art and literature portion of the GED upon successful completion of this section.

GED Math

This course reviews and teaches basic arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. By the time you have completed this course, you will be prepared to pass the GED Math test. This section will help you develop high school graduate level skills in arithmetic, including fractions, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, percentages and other measurements, and basic statistical measures. You will also cover algebra and geometry. You should learn how to effectively estimate answers, solve a problem requiring multiple steps to solve, discern between material needed and not needed in solving a problem, and how to recognize when you do not have enough information to answer a problem. Upon the satisfactory completion of this section you will be able to pass the post-test and successfully pass the mathematics portion of the GED test.

GED Science

This course reviews Physical Science (physics and chemistry), Life Science (biology), Earth (geology and meteorology) and Space Science (astronomy). This course teaches you to apply what you have learned in the content matter of the course to everyday situations. You will learn to think through situations and apply what you have learned to reach sound decisions. Again, this course teaches the critical reading skills and their use in learning new material. You will also learn the basics of interpretation of illustrations. Upon satisfactory completion of this section, you should be able to successfully read and understand high school graduate level material in both the life sciences and the physical sciences. You should be able to pass the post-test and successfully complete the Science portion of the GED.

GED Social Studies Part I & Part II

This course teaches History (United States & World History), Geography, Civics and Government, and Economics. This course helps you learn how to read and interpret concepts in these subject areas. You will be able to understand what you have read, take what you have learned and apply it to new situations, discern differences and relationships between ideas, and how to make judgments based on what you have read. Though you will be gathering information and specific facts in the course, remember that the test will cover your ability to use ideas and concepts effectively rather than memorize facts and dates. Upon proper completion of this course you should be able to pass the post-test for the course and successfully complete this section of the GED.

Strategies for Success

This course teaches “study skills,” which are abilities to use specific techniques and approaches to enable better learning, better understanding and better retention of what is taught. This course also addresses time and life management issues that are pertinent in a SBA Educational/Vocational environment. The strategies presented are applied to enhancing skills and processes such as learning from lecture and text, preparing for exams, researching and writing papers, managing tasks, making career decisions, and managing oneself and one’s life at college or on the job. Certificate of Completion will be issued to Clients who successfully complete the course.

Educational Orientation

An Introduction to Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center Educational Department. It previews the Student Services, Programs & Opportunities available; while the client works their individual educational/vocational plan. Preview of the basics on how to succeed as a student. Steps the client can take to obtaining their GED, Certificate or Degree on-line or higher educational institution. Clients must be on Level II or Lower to take this course. Certificate of Completion will be issued to Clients who successfully complete the course.
Language Arts (Writing) For Success – This is an Upper-level writing course. The purpose of this class is to prepare Clients for the writing assignments and course expectations they will receive at the college level. Student can develop ideas through pre-writing and brainstorming techniques. They will write original, thoughtful essays responding to a prompt or developed solely through his/her own ingenuity. This course challenges the student to use language and rhetorical techniques effectively; while expressing themselves by clearly using Standard English. Student will obtain effective editing techniques including learning to locate and use source material without plagiarizing it.

Reading for Success

This is an Upper-level Reading course. In this course, Clients understand and improve the critical and creative thinking processes central to college level learning. Clients develop an awareness of the general characteristics and practices of an advanced learner, with a major focus on self- monitoring, self-assessing and self-correcting thinking and learning patterns. Clients also develop an awareness of the specific attitudes, structures, processes, and applications of thinking central to comprehending and communicating ideas, solving problems, and making decisions. Clients develop skills in analyzing and evaluating information, asking probing questions, and drawing logical conclusions with improved accuracy and fair-mindedness. Clients practice reading and listening with heightened awareness and empathy, writing and speaking with improved clarity and precision; and thinking and inquiring with originality. This course promotes making connections within and between academic disciplines, career areas, and personal life. The course applies core thinking and learning processes to college content areas and real-life scenarios, and it promotes the development of lifelong-learning habits.

Math For Success

This course provides a solid foundation in the algebraic skills that are necessary to pursue upper level mathematics. The content of this course covers a wide range of topics—including integers, rational numbers, equations and inequalities, exponents and polynomials, factoring, systems of equations and relations, functions and graphs. Clients are also introduced to problem solving strategies and applications of algebra to real-world problems.

Job Readiness

Is an instructor-led, paper-based training course for delivery in a classroom setting. The Job Readiness course is designed primarily for job-seeking adult clients at SBA to prepare them for new careers. The goals of the training course include the following: To build Clients’ career development knowledge and skills and awareness of job search opportunities and regional resources. To develop Clients’ knowledge and skills necessary for creating effective resumes, preparing for job interviews, and securing job opportunities. Clients must be on Level II or Higher to take this course. Certificate of Completion will be issued to Clients who successfully complete the course.

Job & Career Exploration

Provides a foundation for successful school-to-career transition after high school or college. Clients complete self-assessments to analyze interests and skills and use computer/online research to explore careers and college programs to select a career pathway. Each student creates a career portfolio that may be expanded and refined throughout high school and after high school. Employment law and safety are presented as well as planning for career advancement/transition and the need for lifelong learning. Clients must be on Level II or Higher to take this course. Certificate of Completion will be issued to Clients who successfully complete the course.

Basic/Intermediate Computer Skills

This course for beginning computer users is designed to introduce clients who have never used a computer to the basic elements of running a computer in a comfortable, structured manner with significant instructor support in the lecture/demonstration mode. It is also designed to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to survive and prosper in today’s fast-changing workplace. You will learn how to implement the powers of modern office software to work faster and more efficiently. We’ll focus on practical application for software most common to the workplace. When you finish this course, you will have learned why employers consider technological literacy so critical to the success of any organization. Certificate of Completion will be issued to Clients who successfully complete the course.

Advance Computer Skills

The Clients in Advanced Computer s will explore ways to communicate effectively through the use of computers. Clients will work to design projects which will be informative and visually appealing. Emphasis will be placed on imagination and creativity as well as on accuracy of information and good writing. Among the projects assigned will be an exploration of HTML and their use in designing pages for the World Wide Web. For many of their projects, the Clients will be working in collaborative groups. Clients will be working side by side to produce final projects. Our Clients will not only gain individual skills, but they will learn to combine their talents and skills with the talents and skills of their fellow Clients to produce these projects. I will give our young people guidelines that will enable them to work successfully in their groups, and with our parents’ help and reinforcement, they will continue to interact successfully and creatively with each other. I urge parents to encourage their children to be focused in the classroom and to participate fully in class.


Under the management of SBA Educational Vocational Department, the Educational/Vocational Computing Lab is designed to meet the computer based instructional needs of the SBA community. Clients currently enrolled in an active SBA Educational/Vocational class, with assignments requiring the use of computers, are welcome to use the lab (They will automatically be scheduled for their days of usage). The Academic Computing Lab will be open during posted times, which may vary by depending on the daily schedule. Posted times are conveniently located on the entrance of computer lab room door. It may be necessary to close the lab at various times for scheduled maintenance or meetings. Access to the Internet in the educational/vocational computing lab is for course-related assignments and course related research only. Clients are expected to come in prepared: knowing what the assignment is, what should be accomplished (what the overall goal of the assignment is). They should bring or have complete notes, data disk, paper clips, staplers, other items as needed, and to be able to complete their assignments with minimal assistance from staff.

Vocational Orientation

Clients must be on Level II or Higher to take this course. Prerequisite for entry into the SBA vocational training courses and individualized job coaching. Covers policies and procedures of the Vocational program, orientation to career decision-making, personal evaluation, interviewing techniques, resume preparation, and job-market trends.
Personal Budget and Finance – Personal Budget and Finance is a course designed to inform Clients how individual choices directly influence occupational goals and future earnings potential. Real world topics covered will include income, money management, spending and credit, as well as saving and investing. Clients will design personal and household budgets; simulate use of checking and saving accounts; demonstrate knowledge of finance, debt, and credit management; and evaluate and understand insurance and taxes. This course will provide a foundational understanding for making informed personal financial decisions.


Mavis Beacon Typing practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills. You will be able to practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises, test your typing skills at various levels of proficiency and speed, customize practice lessons to enhance your typing skill abilities & practice constructing your own resume.

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