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Adult Learning Center

Adult Learning Center

The Region 1 Adult Learning Center provides services that help adults increase knowledge and improve skills that are essential in today's changing world. The Adult Learning Center is a grant-funded program through the ND Department of Public Instruction.  Services are available to anyone 16 or older seeking basic academic/life skills or a high school equivalency (GED). We offer an English Language program to students who are wanting to learn English as a second language. 

The Adult Learning Center holds classes from August-May as we follow a traditional school year schedule. Our next registration will be held in August for both GED and EL. If you are interested in registering with us, please add yourself to the waitlist and you will receive an email in July about registration days. If you are in the Watford City area, please use the Watford City waitlist. There is no charge to the student to register and attend classes. 

The Williston Adult Learning Center is located on Williston State College campus in the Western Star/CTE Building.
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm 
Friday, 9 am to 12 pm

Contact

Brenna Lordemann, Director of Adult Learning
Western Star Bldg. Adult Learning Center, 103
phone. 701.774.6236
email. brenna.lordemann@willistonstate.edu

Janis Fisher, Office Assistant & ALC Proctor
Western Star Bldg. Adult Learning Center, 104
phone. 701.774.4221
email. janis.fisher@willistonstate.edu

Kasey Larson, ALC Instructor - English Language Learner
Western Star Bldg. Adult Learning Center, 102
phone. 701.774.6223
email. kasey.larson.1@willistonstate.edu

Chrysti Nielsen, ALC Instructor - GED 
Western Star Bldg. Adult Learning Center, 104
phone. 701.774.4525
email. christina.nielsen.1@willistonstate.edu

North Dakota State Contact for More Information:
Sara Mitzel, Adult Education Program Manager / Adult Ed Lead
Adult Education and Literacy, Department of Public Instruction
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
phone.701.328.2271
 

GED Preparation

Anybody preparing for the GED tests are encouraged to enroll at the Adult Learning Center for instruction; classes are available at various times of the day.

We offer RLA, Math, Science and Social Studies classes throughout the week. Each class is 2 hours long. We have day time and night classes to fit all schedules. All classes are held Monday to Thursday and we follow the traditional school year schedule. Classes do not run in the summer months. 

For more information, please call, email or stop at the Adult Learning Center!

English Language Learning

People who want to learn English as a foreign language may sign up to take EL classes. EL classes are held as a group throughout the week at various times. 

We offer Beginning and Intermediate EL classes. Each class is 2 hours long. We have day time and night classes to fit all schedules. All classes are held Monday to Thursday and we follow the traditional school year schedule. Classes do not run in the summer months. 

For more information, please call, email or stop at the Adult Learning Center!

College Preparation

The Adult Learning Center connects students with the WSC admissions office to provide information regarding WSC, FAFSA, and the Williams County Scholarship. GED graduates within our program qualify for the Williams County scholarship. Each student can receive a campus tour to prepare them for enrolling at WSC.

Pearson Test Center

We are a certified Pearson Test Center. Scheduling must be done through PearsonVue. We do not schedule or reschedule tests. 

Test Center Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm
*Hours may change depending on ALC schedule*
If the WSC Campus is closed, the test center will also be closed. 

Pearson Contact -
PearsonVue Website
Customer Service Phone Number - 1-866-904-4432

Job Readiness Skills

The Adult Learning Center will help students organize a personal list of activities, awards, past employment, and more. This information can be used to create targeted resumes. Students may also receive help researching the company where he/she may get a job interview, completing an application, preparing cover letters and resumes, practicing for interviews, and preparing thank you letters and follow-up phone calls. Please note, the ALC staff is available to help the student understand and complete workplace documents, but cannot complete or submit these documents for a student.

Websites for Job Readiness include:
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