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Owens College and Career Readiness Center (CCR)


Tuition-Free Classes for your Success!

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.

CCR (ABLE) Video

Learn more about College and Career Readiness

Services available in the Toledo and Findlay areas:

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

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

This class is for non-native 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 brochure

HSE (Formerly GED) Classes

For adults wanting to obtain a HSE diploma, ABLE 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

CCR Staff

Justin Heath Huber
Manager, Owens CCR

Melissa Lentz
Office Manager, 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.

Contact Us

We look forward to helping you attain your goals!

Please feel free to 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

CCR Mission

The Owens CCR program provides high quality instruction to adult learners who want to obtain a HSE or improve basic skills in order to prepare for college or employment.


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

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

*** Pursuant 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.