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Welcome to the Adult Education Department. Our program is designed for adults who have different needs, backgrounds, and skill levels. We provide a full range of services for adults who need to acquire or improve basic reading, math, and/or written communication skills in order to prepare them to enter and succeed in the workplace or postsecondary educational programs.


Adult education classes taught at NGTC are free of charge to adults 16 years and older.


The program is flexible with many levels of instruction to accommodate the student’s needs. Instruction is available in basic skills, GED ® Test preparation, EL/Civics, English as a Second Language, and ACCUPLACER and Companion Test preparation. There is no charge for books or materials used in adult education classes.

Adult Basic Education

The North Georgia Technical College Adult Education Department serves the needs of residents of Fannin, Franklin, Habersham, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White counties who are interested in basic reading, basic mathematics, preparation for the General Educational Development (GED ® ) test, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Accuplacer Test preparation. Instruction is offered at no charge. Instructional programs are self-paced for individual students and is provided by qualified caring teachers.


The program is designed to give special attention to adults returning to school to resume educational programs which were interrupted in earlier years. Adult learners can be found here refreshing reading, writing, and math skills to re-enter the job market after a layoff; preparing for the GED ® Tests to qualify for a job or credit program that requires a high school diploma to graduate, learning English as their second language, or just working toward a personal educational goal. All instructional materials are available for student use at no cost.

The Adult Education Department offers instruction for residents of Fannin, Franklin, Habersham, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White Counties. Classes are offered at the following locations:

Fannin County:

NGTC Adult Education Center 
71 Overview Drive 
Blue Ridge, GA 30513 
706-946-3524

Franklin County:

NGTC Adult Education Center 
280 Busha Road 
Carnesville, GA 30521 
706-384-4554 Ext. 2730

Habersham County:

Goodwill Career Center
308 Habersham Hills Cir
Cornelia, GA 30531
706-894-4906

North Georgia Technical College- Clarkesville Campus
Clegg Building Room 126
1701 Hwy 197 N
Clarkesville, Ga 30531
706-754-7717 ext 7826

Rabun County:

NGTC Adult Education Center located within the Rabun County Employment Center 
184 South Main Street, Suite 100 
Clayton, GA 30525 
706-782-1362

Stephens County:

NGTC Currahee Campus 
8989 Highway 17 South 
Toccoa, GA 30577 
706-779-8116

Whitman Street Center 
904 West Whitman Street 
Toccoa, GA 30577 
706-282-5171

Towns County:

Towns County Old Recreation Center 
900 Main Street North 
Hiawassee, GA 30546 
706-754-7717

Union County:

Shirley Miller Building 
32 Blalock Street 
Blairsville, GA 30512 
706-439-6321

White County:

NGTC Adult Education Center, Cleveland 
195 Jarrard Street
Cleveland, GA 30528 
706-754-7717

To register for class, individuals 16 or older need to provide the following:

  • valid, government issued picture identification
  • withdrawal form from the last school attended for individuals16 and 17 years of age

After registration, each student takes a placement test to properly identify his or her functioning level. Advisement and scheduling are based on the student’s test results.