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ABE/GED StaffThe Adult Learning Center at Casper College is located in the Casper College Werner Technical Center. We offer free assistance to out-of-school adult students, 16 years old and older, who need to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills in order to reach their educational and employment goals. Educational services are also available to speakers of other languages.

Services we provide include:Follow us!

  • Adult Basic Education
  • High School Equivalency Preparation
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

All services are free and open to the public.
These services are state and federally funded through adult education and literacy programs administered by the Wyoming Community College Commission.

Students can work at home, in the center, or both. Those requiring intensive individualized instruction could be placed with a Literacy Volunteers of Casper tutor. (See Literacy Volunteers of Casper information accessible from the tab above.) More information is available online about ProLiteracy America.

Adult Basic Education includes:

  • Basic writing
  • Basic math
  • Basic reading
  • Computer literacy skills

The initial assessment given to students is the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) which indicates skills mastered and skills needing  improvement. The complete battery of tests takes approximately 4 hours to complete.

Instruction is:

  • Self-paced
  • Tailored to the learner's skill levels and goals

High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation includes:

  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Language Arts, Reading
  • Math
  • Language Arts, Writing (including an essay component)

High school equivalency certificate-bound students are required to attend a New Student Orientation offered every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., or 6:00 p.m. The orientations provide students with general information about program requirements and HSE testing.

The initial assessment given to students is the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) which indicates skills mastered and skills needing  improvement. The complete battery of tests takes approximately 4 hours to complete.

The State of Wyoming requires 16 & 17 year olds to apply for an age waiver before they are authorized to take a HSE test. Refer to the Wyoming Community College Commission site for more information.

 
  • Maggie McGee - Adult Learning Center Instructor (1/2 time)
    • Phone: (307) 268-2128
    • Office: WT 115
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  • Rick Burgin - Adult Learning Center Computer Lab Instructor
    • Phone: (307) 268-2664
    • Office: WT 123
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  • Connie Colman - Adult Learning Center Instructor
    • Phone: (307) 268-2128
    • Office: WT 115
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  • Melody Dugan - Office Assistant
    • Phone: (307) 268-2230
    • Office: WT 124
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  • Bev Dye - Director
    • Phone: (307) 268-2588
    • Office: WT 125
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  • Alberta Giraldo - ESL Instructor
    • Office: WT 115
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  • Kelsee Miller - Adult Learning Center Instructor
    • Phone: (307) 268-2895
    • Office: WT 102
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  • Lisa Mixer - Programs Coordinator
    • Phone: (307) 268-2453
    • Office: WT 101A
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  • Sue Sigler - Adult Learning Center Instructor
    • Phone: (307) 268-3040
    • Office: WT 115
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ESL Students in a typical class settingEnglish as a Second Language for students desiring to learn to improve their English skills in:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing

Classes are taught individually and in small group according to skill level. New students can register on site. An assessment, the Basic English Skills Test Plus (BEST+), is administered to determine appropriate placement in the class.

Classes are located at the Casper College campus, Werner Technical Center, room 105, Casper, WY 82601.

Meet Alberta Giraldo, our ESL InstructorESL CLASS SCHEDULE

  • Fall Semester (Begins August 25)
    (Pre-registration is required and will be held 30 minutes prior to class.)
    • Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    • Tuesday & Thursday (only), 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    • Spring Semester
      (Pre-registration is required and will be held 30 minutes prior to class.)
      • Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
      • Tuesday & Thursday (only), 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


  • Summer
    (No classes are held during the summer.)
  • Adult Basic Education/HSE Preparation
    Open-entry, open-exit. Assessment and instruction in basic skills including reading, writing, math, and computer usage. Assessment and instruction in HSE subject areas of writing, social studies, science, reading, and math. New students must attend a new student orientation.

    Location:
    The Adult Learning Center at Casper College
    Werner Technical Center

    (Summer 2014 - until June 30)
    Available hours: Mon., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Tue.-Wed., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Thurs.: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

    (Summer 2014 - after June 30)
    Available hours: Tue.-Wed., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

    (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015)
    Available hours: Mon., 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Tue. and Wed., 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Thurs., 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Closed Friday and weekends

    No charge
    Call 268-2230 for more information.

  • Citizenship
    Instruction in U.S. government and history necessary to pass the U.S. citizenship exam. Students must have a basic knowledge of reading, writing, and speaking English, and should be one year from applying for citizenship. Call 268-2230 for more information.

  • English as a Second Language
    Assessment and instruction for students whose native language is not English. Individual and small group instruction is available for all levels of survival English. No charge. Call 268-2230 for more information.

    Location:
    Casper College Campus
    WT 105

    (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015)
    (Pre-registration is required and will be held 30 minutes prior to class.)
    Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Tuesday & Thursday (only), 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    No classes are held through the summer semester.

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Can I study online?

Although you can do most of your studying online, you’ll still need to visit The Adult Learning Center at Casper College to get set up. If you are interested in developing your basic skill areas and already have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency certificate, you can come in any time we are open to get started in the program. If you are a prospective HSE student, you’ll need to attend a New Student Orientation on Tuesdays at 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, or 6:00 pm.

To get started:

All students must take a pre-test to determine their instructional needs. After visiting with an advisor and getting acquainted with the online software program, we will set you up to study in any of the following areas from home:

Rick Burgin, ABE/GED Instructor, in the computer labBasic skill areas:

  • Reading
  • Language & Writing
  • Basic math
  • Intermediate math
  • Pre-algebra
  • Algebra
  • Science I & II
  • Social Studies I & II
  • Information skills
  • Workforce readiness

If you're an approved distance education student, you can access your assignments here:

For more information, please contact Rick Burgin.

Excerpt from the speeches given by Kim Byrd and Mary Lewallen at the 2013 GED Graduation Ceremony. To read both their speeches, dowload the pdf attached.

Each year we are honored to present the awards for this year’s graduating class. You can’t imagine how hard it is each year to pick out just one recipient as we meet so many unique and wonderful people that are deserving of the awards.

  • GED Highest Score - Carrie Granbois
  • Carrie took her GED last October. She knew exactly what she wanted in a career; however the first step was completing her GED, which she did in a big way.

    Since passing the GED, she has enrolled in Casper College, to complete her dream of becoming an Elementary teacher. Passing on educational skills to the younger generation is of great importance to her. Any young child will be very lucky to have her as his or her teacher. She has done well in her college coursework this semester; all while working and raising a family!

    She scored an overall average of 724 (scoring a perfect 800 in Reading and a perfect 800 in Social Studies). Please congratulate Carrie Granbois as this year’s High Scoring GED recipient. Unfortunately, Carrie could not be with us today, as she is studying for her college finals.

  • Achievement Award - Sean O'Shae

    Our next award is the Student Achievement Award. This award goes to a student who has achieved the GED despite great adversity.

    The award this year goes to an individual, who has been in and out of a number of GED programs for the last 10 years but last August, Sean made a commitment to make this the final year of attempting the GED. In the last 9 months, he put in over 250 hours of study time at the center and with a Literacy Volunteers of Casper volunteer tutor, Donna West.

    Sean, like most other students in the program, struggled with math. But unlike many others, he made a commitment to himself and his extensive support system, displayed remarkable tenacity, pushing himself into areas where he had to overcome a lot of discomfort. And here today, despite the odds, is a student the entire staff is proud to award the 2013 Student Achievement Award; will Sean O’Shae please come forward to accept your award?

  • Student of the Year - Kayla Atack

    Our final award is the Student of the Year Award which goes to an individual who really had to persevere in obtaining their GED.

    Kayla registered with the Adult Learning Center in 2007. Over the next 6 years, between working, marrying, and starting a family, she clocked over 400 hours toward earning her GED. She was persistent, making every effort to try every kind of instructional program we had: from open lab to working with a tutor to finally finding the key to her success, working in the managed, In2Win classes, this student mastered the GED material and passed her GED in December.

    Because of her tireless persistence, Kayla Atack is the Student of the Year. Kayla, please come forward and receive your well-deserved award.


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Basic Literacy Tutor Training Workshop

Training: Training is scheduled for October, 2014.
Pre-registration is mandatory by calling: 268-2230.

Click here to visit the ProLiteracy website!Literacy Volunteers of Casper (LVC) is an affiliate of ProLiteracy America. Volunteers are recruited throughout Natrona County and are placed individually with students who need extra help in basic skills or English as a Second Language. Often students are unable to come to the center because of conflicts with jobs, daycare, or transportation. Tutors can be placed with these students and can help them work towards meeting their educational goals. Students meeting with volunteer tutors will meet in safe public locations.

All LVC tutors must go through an approved tutor training workshop in Basic Literacy or English as a Second Language, prior to being placed as tutors. Workshops are generally offered in the fall semester and are conducted by certified ProLiteracy America trainers. For more information on becoming a member of Literacy Volunteers of Casper call 268-2230.

Click on the following links for more information:

LVC's ProLiteracy Certified Tutor Trainers
LVC's Tutor Trainers

For information regarding Casper College WorkKeys testing: Go to the Academic Testing Center, and click on the WorkKeys tab.

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