GED-00General Educational Development (GED)©

The South Florida State College Adult Education program can be the key that opens doors for your future career. Throughout your time in the program, we will help you identify your occupational interests and help yo meet your educational and career goals.

This program provides a learning environment that will meet you at your current educational level and allow you to progress at your own rate. Students who do not have a high school diploma will have the opportunity to receive instruction to prepare them to challenge the GED exam.

Program Information

The GED© program is available to residents of Florida 18 years of age or older who do not have a high school diploma. Those students ages 16 and 17 not regularly enrolled in high school may take the GED© Test with a waiver.  Prior to being admitted into the GED prep classes, students must take the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Call the Adult Education/GED program at 863-784-7441 to schedule your TABE.

Course instruction covers reading comprehension, mathematics, writing, science, social studies and consumer education. Once you complete the GED© program, you will earn a State of Florida High School Diploma.

How to Enroll

Apply to the GED Program

Class Schedule

GED© prep classes are offered at the Highlands Campus (Avon Park), the Teacherage (Sebring), the Lake Placid Center, the Hardee Campus (Bowling Green), and various off-site locations.

Location Daytime Evening

Avon Park (Highlands) Mon. – Fri. 7:30 a.m. – Noon 12:30 – 5 p.m. Mon. – Thur. 5 – 9:30 p.m.

Bowling Green (Hardee) Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 1 – 4 p.m.  

Lake Placid Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – Noon 12:30 – 3 p.m.  

Sebring (Teacherage) Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m.-Noon  

Enroll in Select Occupational Programs While You Study to Pass Your GED©

Get started on a career path today by co-enrolling in select occupational programs while you take GED© preparatory classes.

Spend half a day in GED© prep classes and half a day in college-level technical classes.

Maximum fee per term is $28.50.

Approved programs include:

  • Auto Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Computer Electrical Systems
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cosmetology
  • Medical Administrative Specialist
  • And more! Call SFSC’s Adult Education program to find out what is available for you.

As you study to take the GED©, you’ll be able to explore careers and you’ll learn skills employers want in their employees.


Adult Education