Basic Skills




Current GED Classes


OCCC's GED & Adult General Education Classes prepare adult learners for college study, employment, and/or the GED Test. Reading, writing, math, critical thinking, and general academic development are taught through a variety of means by caring and dedicated faculty. These classes welcome pre-college students who want to improve or brush-up on skills to help them enter their chosen course of study or occupation. Adults who want to strengthen their workplace writing or math skills also benefit from these classes. Both day and evening classes are available, in Newport and Lincoln City.

Note: A 2-Session Orientation is required before enrolling in GED & Adult General Education Classes. Orientation consists of assessments, information about the GED Test, general information about the College (services, resouces, and programs it offers), class policies, and provides plenty of time for questions and answers. It's also an opportunity for those who are unsure about attending class to get more information. There are usually two orientations each term.

Upon entering any Basic Skills Class—whether GED, ESOL, or Adult General Education—students are given assessments to determine the skills and subject areas in which they need to concentrate. Students can then set goals and focus attention on areas of their individual needs. There is a strong commitment to finding the best way for each individual to learn most effectively. Those who have been out of school for some time will find a friendly, relaxed, and encouraging environment in which to start studying again.

To see the Fall 2015 orientation & class schedule, click on "Current GED Classes" link at the upper left.


 ESOL CLASSES - Non-native English students can improve their English skills and learn American culture in our English for Speakers of Other Languages classes.  Anyone 16 years of age or older is welcome to attend. Orientation is not required for ESOL classes, and students can enter ESOL classes at any time. Morning and evening classes are available in Newport at several sites.

Join OCCCs GED, ESOL or Adult General Education classes and let us help you achieve your goals!

CONTACT US:                                                                                                                                           

Roberta Green                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Basic Skills Intructional Assistant                                                                                                                                                                          (541) 867-8535   

Megan Miller-Morgan                                                                                                                                                          
GED/Adult General Ed Instructor - Newport Days                                                                                                

(541) 867-8519

Patricia DiGiulio                                                                                                                                                              
GED/Adult General Ed Instructor - Newport Evenings                                                                                                       

(541) 867-8557

Julie Reynolds-Otrugman                                                                                                                                                  
GED/Adult General Ed Instructor - Lincoln City Mornings & Evenings                                                                            

(541) 996-6222, ext 211

Will Quillian                                                                                                                                                                                                       ESOL Instructor - Newport  Mornings and Evenings                                                                                                                                           (541) 867-8517 wquillian@