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Owens (Aspire) College and Career Readiness Center (CCR)


IMPORTANT NOTICE: WE OFFER OUR STUDENTS FACE-TO-FACE AND REMOTE LEARNING OPTIONS. ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND A TWO-DAY IN-PERSON NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION BEFORE ATTENDING EITHER TYPE OF CLASS.

How to Enroll in a Class

  1. Please review the types of classes we offer below. Also, see the Site Schedule for a list of class days and times. 
  2. 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 (Under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian sign this form).
  4. Hit the Submit button. If you’ve left any questions with asterisks blank, OnBase will not accept the form.
  5. After submitting the forms, someone from our office will contact you to schedule a required New Student Orientation. Be aware it can take seven to ten working days to receive a response. Feel free to call our office to expedite orientation sign-up.

 

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


Tuition-Free Classes for your Success!

Congratulations, Graduates!

High School Equivalency/GED Graduation Video

Owens Aspire College and Career Readiness Center (CCRC) provides Tuition-FREE services for individuals* who need assistance acquiring the skills to succeed 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

All students are required to attend orientation, where an assessment is given to help determine the individual’s educational plan and goals.

Click to see our Site Schedule.

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

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

ESOL Orientation and Class Schedule

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

Advanced ESOL Class Flyer

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High School Equivalency (HSE – Formerly GED) Classes

This class is for adults wanting to obtain a High School Equivalency Certificate. CCR courses provide free instruction at the learner’s pace.

High School Equivalency Classes

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

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College Preparation Course (CPC)

The College Preparation Course acts as 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:

  • The Aspire College and Career Readiness Center Office, in addition to ALL  Aspire classes (GED/HSE, ESOL, CPC), will be closed at ALL locations and not in session on days the College itself is closed. Closures include winter and spring breaks, College holidays, and any unexpected closures due to weather or other incidents. See the academic calendar for dates.
  • Owens Community College has established a mask mandate for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors in all on-campus and off-campus class sites. Facemasks must be worn properly when there is more than one person in an indoor space. This mandate is not voluntary and applies to everyone regardless of vaccination status.

 

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 is available in Founders Hall, Room 1121
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Or email ccr@owens.edu

*OWENS FACULTY AND STAFF BE ADVISED*

All in-person Aspire classes AND orientations (GED, ESOL, CPC) are held on the Toledo-area Campus of Owens Community College in FOUNDERS HALL (specific room numbers will differ depending on date and class). 


* Individuals between the ages of 16-18 must provide either an official withdrawal from compulsory education 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 Aspire CCRC class. 

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

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


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