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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, improve study skills, and provides test-taking strategies.  For more information 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 students who have a GED or high school diploma but want to improve in math, reading, or writing for employment or entering college/training.

ONLINE: GED preparation classes are also available through our Newton Center. For more information, contact us by calling 620-665-8004 or emailing

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

Hutchinson Campus: Summer Class  June 10 to July 31

Registration ends  June 6

Fall Class  August 5 to October 2

Registration ends August 2

McPherson Campus: August 19 to October 16

Registration ends August 16

Newton Campus: August 12 to October 10

Registration/Orientation August 8 & 9 (both days required)


Upcoming Registration Dates

Hutchinson Campus:  June Registration closes June 6

                              August Registration closes on August 2

Newton Campus:                                                                                                                                                      August Registration:  August 8 & 9 (both days required)

McPherson Campus:                                                                                                                                                August Registration closes August 16


ESL (English as a Second Language)

Hutchinson ELL Classes: August 12 to October 2

Registration ends August 6

Newton ELL Classes: June 4 to July 31

Registration June 3

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 of 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 classes
  • Sign the 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.


Free HutchCC Technical Classes in approved areas (Tuition & Fees Scholarship) 
Free Official Practice Tests
Free GED Tests

To learn more about this program, contact Joseph Salas at

Current career paths:

  • Allied Health (CMA, CNA, HHA, HMA, and Phlebotomy)
  • Construction Technology (Carpentry)
  • Industrial Mechanical Maintenance (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 a 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 you can't remember your login information, please contact


The Adult Education Center offers many services, including GED preparation, basic skill instruction, and more. Enrollment begins by attending a mandatory Registration & Assessment session at one of our three sites: Hutchinson, Newton, or McPherson.  Fill out this registration form to reserve your spot.

During registration, you will complete the required paperwork and the Test of Adult Basic Education, which measures students' academic strengths and weaknesses. Also, our instructors will answer your initial questions and then test you in core academic areas to determine class placement. Here are some tips for taking TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education).

Register Here for all Sites

Frequently Asked Questions?

  • How do I get started?

    The Adult Education Center begins new class sessions approximately every 8-9 weeks. 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 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 complete the required paperwork, be introduced to our program, pay your materials fee, and then be assessed to determine a baseline of your skills in Reading, Math, and Language using the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE). 

    4. Attend mandatory Orientation sessions in the first week of class.   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 class and build 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 cash or check.

  • 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

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Adult Education