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By HEATHER YOCUM
Lindsey Wilson College is coming to Jefferson Community and Technical College-Carrollton Campus! LWC is offering an accelerated Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services and Counseling and a Master of Education degree in Mental Health Counseling and Human Development at the JCTC Carrollton Campus.
Interested in more information about these programs? Join us at JCTC Carrollton’s Campus for an information session on Tuesday, June 28th. Drop by between 5-7 p.m. to find out more.
Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling is one of a kind in the nation. Their mission is to provide a practitioner-based, community-centered, student-focused mental-health preparation program hallmarked by academic integrity, professional competence, and sound ethical principles. LWC partners with community colleges and mental health agencies across Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. It’s a sign of LWC’s commitment to mental health counselor education and especially to our region’s under-served communities.
The community-campus program is designed to meet the needs of working adults by offering courses primarily in a convenient weekend format where instructors and students meet face-to-face in the classroom. The personal and professional attention reflects the faculty’s commitment to student success.
Our programs are accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. CACREP is the highest accrediting affiliation a counseling program can achieve.
Be sure to join us in Carrollton on June 28th! For more details about the information session or about Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling, please contact Mr. Fall at email@example.com or at 502-380-7037. We look forward to seeing you there!
KENTUCKY TO OFFER FREE GED TESTING FOR LIMITED TIME
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) – The GED test will be free in Kentucky through June 30. Kentuckians taking the test during that timeframe will not have to pay the usual $55 fee. Kentucky Adult Education, a unit of the Council on Postsecondary Education, will pay the fee.
“We are pleased to offer this incentive because it will help many Kentuckians re-energize their education and career,” said Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King.
Free GED classes are available through local adult education programs in all 120 Kentucky counties. To be eligible to take the GED, students must first successfully complete the GED Official Practice Test to make sure they are prepared for the actual test. In 10 years, nearly 105,848 Kentuckians have earned a GED, ranking Kentucky 13th highest in the nation in the percentage of non-high school completers earning a GED.
The GED tests provide adults who did not finish high school with the opportunity to certify their attainment of high school-level academic knowledge and skills. The GED consists of five parts – reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies. Completing the entire test battery takes just over seven hours.
The GED tests are currently offered only in a paper-pencil format at official GED Testing Centers – the tests cannot be taken online. State GED administrators often receive reports from adults who have spent time and precious resources pursuing what they believe are accredited high school equivalency credentials online. Consumers find, after spending $200-$1,200, that these dubious credentials are not accepted by employers, colleges or universities. Services through Kentucky Adult Education are grant funded. The only expense associated with the GED is a fee paid to the GED state certified examiner for the GED test and now through June 30th even this is free.
Kentuckians interested in taking advantage of free classes and the time-limited free GED testing should contact the adult education center in their county to discuss how to get started. To find the local adult education center, call (800) 928-7323 or visit www.kentuckyged.org.
Reminder: Summer classes start June 8, 2011