Adult Basic Education


The Adult Education Department of the First Coast Technical College offers engaging, flexible, and enriching curriculums designed to accommodate differentiating student learning styles. Our mature instructional staff has a proven record of success; each instructor has the academic skills and tools to cultivate your educational future.  Why wait? Your future begins now with First Technical College. Grab a friend, stop by and register for one of our innovating classes:

  • GED Success 16 hours of GED strategies
  • GED Academy 4 weeks of getting back to the books
  • High School Completion this program is designed for students of all ages
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Our students use our programs to earn a high school diploma, increase job skills, and  qualify for various vocational programs offered through FCTC.

Take the GED

GED Testing Service® released a new online version of the GED® Test on January 1, 2014. Scores from the 2002 Series Will Not be combined with scores for the new assessment. Candidates who did not complete the 2002 series will have to meet the requirements of the new test, starting January 1, 2014. Paper based tests will not be offered after January 1, 2014.   If you need to schedule a test, contact FCTC @ 904-547-3434.

Sign up today to take your GED in FCTC’s state of the art computer test lab!  To register call 1-877-392-6433 and provide site ID 69577.


To register by phone call 1-877-EXAM-GED (1-877-392-6433)

Or to access the computer-based GED testing schedule at:

First Coast Technical College can help you determine if you are ready for the GED exam. Our Assessment Department can administer the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) to help you decide if you are ready.

Special accommodations, such as extra time to take the test, may be graded to persons with physical disabilities, SLD, ADHD or other disabilities. Applications assistance is available by contacting the GED Chief Examiner @ 904-547-3390. Application approval can take 30-60 days.

GED Fast Track

Prepare yourself to pass the GED the FIRST time! GED Fast Track Classes have now been scheduled. Click here for more information . Call (904) 547-3282 to register.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

ESOLAs technology brings us closer, First Coast Technical College helps to bridge the gap between non-native speaking and English speakers by offering classes for adults who need to learn English for business, work, life, and school.  Instruction includes traditional methods along with computer software for grammar, pronunciation, listening, writing, speaking, workplace readiness, and life skills.