Basic Skills

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Current GED Classes


OCCC's GED & Adult General Education Classes prepare adult learners for college study, employment, 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 also welcome pre-college students who want to improve or brush-up on

skills to help them raise their college placement (COMPASS) test scores and enter their chosen course of study or occupation.

Adults who want to strengthen their workplace writing or math skills also benefit from these classes. Additionally, parents who

want to better help their children and teens with schoolwork find these classes helpful.  Day and evening classes are available,

both in Newport and Lincoln City.


Note: A 2-Session Orientation is required before enrolling in GED & Adult General Education Classes. Orientation consists

of assessments in reading, math and writing to determine the areas in which each student needs to focus; information about

the GED Test; general information about the College (services, resources, 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 in a friendly and comfortable setting.  Orientations for Winter Term have ended. The next class orientations meet

the week of March 28. Click on CURRENT GED CLASSES link at top left of this page for the next orientation schedule.


Upon entering any Basic Skills Class, 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 relaxed, friendly, and encouraging environment in which to start studying again.


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 Instructional 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@