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Owens College and Career Readiness Center (CCR)


IMPORTANT NOTICE – ALL CURRENT GED, ESOL, AND CPC CLASSES HAVE MOVED TO AN ONLINE PLATFORM

Due to guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and the Governor’s office, Owens Community College and Career Readiness Center have suspended all face-to-face participation at all sites, including our office.  However, CLASSES ARE IN SESSION and we want you in them!

How to Enroll in a Class*

Returning Students

  1. Please contact your instructor or call the Center at (567) 661-2227 for information about the switch to online classes.
  2. Let the staff know what day class and time you previously attended.
  3. If there is no answer when you call, leave a detailed message and staff will get in touch with you.
    • Please keep in mind there may be a delay in response to your call.

New Students

  1. Select a class from the Class Schedule listed below this box.
  2. Please fill out the Student Registration and Release of Information Form. Pay close attention to the questions marked with asterisks (If those questions are left blank you will not be able to submit the forms).
  3. To sign your name, use the mouse, your finger or a stylus.
  4. Hit the Submit button. If you’ve left any questions with asterisks blank, the form will not be accepted.
After you have submitted the forms, someone from our office will contact you to schedule a required New Student Orientation. 
* This orientation process will temporarily replace our face-to-face orientations during the COVID-19 crisis.

You will need Wi-Fi, an Internet-connectable device and a Gmail account to participate in online education (instructions on how to obtain a Gmail account are listed below).

Tuition-Free Classes for your Success!

Congratulations, Graduates!

High School Equivalency/GED Graduation Video

Owens College and Career Readiness Center (CCR) provides Tuition-FREE services for individuals* who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in life, post-secondary education and training, and employment.

Services available in the Toledo and Findlay areas:

  • Basic math, reading and writing skills
  • Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency (HSE – Formerly GED)
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) ***
  • College Entrance Exam Preparation Course (CPC) **
  • Distance Education
  • Transition services for employment and post-secondary
  • Life skills, employability skills, and computer literacy
  • Workplace Literacy to increase the productivity of the workforce

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Classes ***

This class is for non-native English-speaking students with a desire to improve their speaking/listening or reading/writing skills in the English Language. Students will also have the opportunity to learn culture and citizenship skills.

ESOL Orientation and Class Schedule

The Advanced ESOL class is for higher-level non-native English speakers with a desire to take college classes here at Owens or preparing to start a career. ASPIRE placement testing is required.

Advanced ESOL Class Flyer

 

High School Equivalency (HSE – Formerly GED) Classes

This class is for adults wanting to obtain an HSE diploma, CCR courses provide free instruction at the learner’s pace.

HSE/ABE (Formerly GED) Class Schedule >>

View the State HSE website for test information and applications >>

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College Preparation Course (CPC)

Providing a bridge to college enrollment by teaching the basic skills that will lead to higher placement scores.
CPC Orientation and Class Schedule >>

CCR Staff

Justin Heath Huber
Program Director, Owens CCR

Wenona Pryor-Williams
Office Manager, Owens CCR

Todd Lentz
Transitions Coordinator, Owens CCR


Please be advised that the CCR Office, in addition to ALL CCR classes (GED/HSE, ESOL, CPC), at ALL locations will be closed and not in session on days the College itself is closed. This includes winter and spring breaks, College holidays, and any other unexpected closures due to weather or other incidents. See the academic calendar for dates.

Contact Us

We look forward to helping you attain your goals!

Please call Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(567) 661-2CCR (2227)

Walk-in information available in Founders Hall, Room 1121
Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Or email ccr@owens.edu

*OWENS FACULTY AND STAFF BE ADVISED*

All in-person CCR classes AND orientations (GED, ESOL, CPC) are held on the Toledo-area Campus of Owens Community College in the 160/170 classroom hallway of COLLEGE HALL unless otherwise noted (specific room numbers will differ depending on date and class). There are NO CCR classes or orientations in Founders Hall.


* Individuals between the ages of 16-18 must provide either an official withdrawal from the last school attended on official school letterhead signed by the superintendent or designee, or provide written evidence of a high school credential before enrolling in an Owens CCR class.

** A referral form from an Owens Community College advisor is required before registration

*** according to federal law, services and instruction may not be provided to Limited English Proficient students who are in the United States with F-1 visas. For students interested in Advanced ESOL, ASPIRE placement test required. Lower-level students may enroll in regular ESOL classes.


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