Fall 2013 Continuing Education Catalog
Educational, career, and personal development opportunities designed to address the needs of the South Bronx, Bronx, and Upper Manhattan communities.
GED ® Test Preparation Dear Prospective CEWD Students: We hope that you are aware that the current version of the GED® exam will be changing as of January 1, 2014. The new GED® exam will be a lot harder and it will be administered on computer. However, beginning in 2014, the GED® will no longer be the approved examination for achieving a high school equivalency diploma in New York State. If you have taken the current version of the GED® exam and you do not pass it by December 2013, you will lose your scores. With that said, we highly suggest to take the current GED® state exam as soon as possible. There is limited time. Please take advantage of our GED® courses offered. Hostos also offers accelerated courses for those students who need help on a certain content to help achieve their diploma before 2014! GED®/High School Equivalency Preparation Take the first step to a better future by getting your high school equivalency diploma. Our courses are designed to help you succeed by familiarizing you with the basic format of the GED® exam and developing your basic skills in five content areas: writing, language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. Additional program services include educational assessment, counseling and case management, college and career advisement and planning. All program services are designed to help you pass the GED® exam and transition to college or training and/or prepare for the world of work. GED® (English) For students who score 380 or higher on entrance exam Students will prepare for the High School Equivalency examination by learning test-taking strategies, building reading comprehension skills and studying the 5 GED® content areas. Topics covered will include: learning how to read visuals; use of a Casio fx-260 calculator; and practice sample questions similar to those on the exam. Fri & Sat 9:30am to 12:30pm 9/20-11/22/13 CE1101-F01 54 hrs. 18 sessions $265 T & Th 6:00pm to 9:00pm 9/24-9/21/13 CE1101-F02 54 hrs. 18 sessions $265 Accelerated GED® Math Prep (English) For students who have passed all sections of the GED® exam except Mathematics. You must provide a copy of your official GED® score report in order to enroll in this course. This course is designed to help students pass the math section of the GED® exam. Instruction will help students build their numeracy and literacy skills, strengthen their problem-solving and critical thinking, and develop basic test-taking skills. Course content will review various topics including data and graphing, algebra and geometry, use of the Casio fx-260 calculator, and how to answer the 12 alternate format questions. Instruction will focus on analyzing word problems and solving GED® practice test questions. Fri & Sat 9:00am to 2:00pm 10/18-11/2/13 CE1102-F01 30 hrs. 6 sessions $169 M & W 6:00pm to 9:00pm 10/7-11/11/13 CE1102-F02 30 hrs. 10 sessions $169 Accelerated GED® Math Prep (English) For students who have passed all sections of the GED® exam except Language Arts, Writing. You must provide a copy of your official GED® score report in order to enroll in this course. This course is designed to help students pass the writing section of the GED® exam. Instruction will help students build their writing skills, improve their grammar usage and vocabulary, and master the 5-paragraph essay. Course content will review various topics including pre-writing and planning, organization and development, and revising and editing. Instruction will also focus solving multiplechoice GED® practice test questions. Fri & Sat 9:30am to 12:30pm 10/11-11/1/13 CE1104-F01 30 hrs. 6 sessions $99 T & Th 6:00pm to 9:00pm 10/3-11/5/13 CE1104-F02 30 hrs. 10 sessions $99 Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development