Admissions at Hutchinson Community College

Adult Education Center

The Adult Education Center provides adult learners with opportunities to increase basic skills in math, reading and writing, prepare for the GED, take the GED Test, prepare for a work ready certificate, and college required placement tests and develop the skills to transition to further education and jobs.


GED PREPARATION: Covers all four content areas of the GED, improves study skills and test taking strategies. For more information contact Cynthia Shultz at, or call 620 665-8004.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: Designed for students whose first language is not English. Concentrated on conversation, introductory reading, and introductory writing.

SKILLS IMPROVEMENT: Designed for the student who has a GED or high school diploma, but wants to improve in the areas of math, reading, or writing for employment or entering college/training.

WORK READY CERTIFICATE (WORKKEYS): Covers Applied Math, Reading for Information, Locating Information. Also includes study skills and test taking strategies.

ONLINE: GED classes are also available online. For more information contact the main office-

Schedule your Registration appointment for all sites HERE!


  • Must be aged 16 or older
  • Not enrolled in high school
  • Does not have a GED/high school diploma
  • OR student has a GED/high school diploma, but wants to build skills in math, reading, or writing to meet employment or training needs.

Upcoming Class Dates

  • Newton Center: January 10 - March 10, 2022
  • Hutchinson Campus: January 18 - March 16, 2022
  • McPherson Center: January 24 - March 23, 2022
  • Online: January 10 - March 10, 2022

Upcoming Registration Dates

  • Newton Center: Jan.5 at 1:00 pm or 5:30 pm 
  • Hutchinson Campus:
    Jan. 11 at 12:00 pm or 5:30 pm or Jan. 13 at 9:00 am
  • McPherson Center: Jan. 18 at 3:00 pm
  • Online: contact the office for more information

ESL (English as a Second Language)

  • Newton Center 
    • Class Days/Times - Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    • Located - 203 East Broadway, Newton KS 67114, Basement, Room 110
  • Hutchinson Campus
    • Class Days/Times -
    • Mondays/ Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tues./Thurs.
    • 7:00pm-9:00 pm
    • Located - 1300 N. Plum, Hutchinson, KS in the Office Technology (OT) building, room 101

Contact Us/ Locations


Adult Education




1-888-GO-HUTCH ext. 6210
FAX: 620-245-0257

AOK - Accelerating Opportunity in Kansas

Earn college credit at HutchCC while you work toward your GED
AOK - Accelerating Opportunity in Kansas


  • Lack a high school diploma
  • Enrolled in an approved GED preparation class(es)
  • Complete an AOK Scholarship Application
  • Be fully committed to both college classes and GED preparation class(es)
  • Sign an AOK Scholarship Contract and adhere to its guidelines

Hutchinson Community College is part of a National and State of Kansas Initiative to provide opportunities for adults to gain new skills for high demand high wage jobs.


Tuition/Fees Scholarship in approved college career pathways
Free Official Practice Tests
Free GED Tests

To learn more about this program, contact Joseph Salas at

Current career paths:

  • Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) - Certified Medication Aide (CMA) - Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • HVAC
  • Welding Technology

GED - General Information Diploma

Testing information

All Test-takers must create a MyGED portal account at Test-takers will use their MyGED portal account to schedule and pay for exams. The MyGED portal account will also provide additional resources.

Looking for preparation class? Click on the Adult Education tab for registration instructions.

Scores and Diplomas

To order a copy of your Kansas High School Certificate (GED)

If this is your first time using the online order system, please click Request Transcript, then click on Create Account, and then enter the required information. Once your account is created you will be able to request transcripts online and track the status of your orders.


The Adult Education Center offers many services, including GED preparation, basic skills instruction, and more. Enrollment begins by attending a mandatory Registration & Assessment session at one of our three sites: Hutchinson, Newton, or McPherson.  You must reserve a spot at registration by calling the office or completing the Registration form.

During registration, you will complete required paperwork. Our instructors will answer your initial questions and then test you in core academic areas to determine class placement.  Testing is completed using TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) which measures students academic strengths and weaknesses.  More information and testing tips can be found here.

Register Here for all Sites

Frequently Asked Questions?

  • How do I get started?

    The Adult Education Center begins new classes sessions approximately every 9-10 weeks.  Please, see our homepage for upcoming Class Dates and Registration Dates.

    The process for new students:

    1. Decide that you are serious about increasing your skills in Reading, Math, & Writing.

    2. Sign up for a mandatory Registration & Assessment session by calling the office at 620-665-8004 or clicking on the Register Here link on our webpage to complete it online. 

    3. Attend the selected Registration & Assessment session. You will be asked to complete required paperwork, be introduced to our program, pay your materials fee, and then you will be assessed to determine a baseline of your skills in Reading, Math, and Language using the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE). 

    4. Attend the mandatory Orientation sessions in the first week of class.  Your attendance is required.  Failure to attend will result in a forfeiture of your fee and will require you to begin classes after attending orientation in the next session.  

    5. Meet with your instructors one-on-one to go over test scores and develop an individual learning plan.

    6. Begin classes and building your skills to reach your goals!

  • Who will help me?

    The program provides trained staff to work with students in small classes, individualized instruction, and/or computer aided instruction.  Each student will have an individualized learning plan. A Transition Coach is also on staff to assist students with goal setting, workplace skills, planning for additional education, and life skills.

  • Is there a cost to the student?

    All students will pay a materials fee which will cover the cost of all materials used in the classroom. Our current materials fee is $50. 

  • What do we do?

    The program focuses on math, reading, writing, and basic computer skills that are required in preparation for:

    • Official GED Practice test
    • GED test
    • Work Ready Certificate
    • General College Placement Tests

Contact Information
Adult Education