Owens College and Career Readiness Center (CCR)



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 back in them!

Current Students

  1. Please contact your instructor or call the Center at (567) 661-2227 for information about the switch to online classes.
  2. Leave a detailed message and staff will get in touch with you.
    • Please keep in mind there may be a delay in the response to your call.

To Enroll in a Class *

  1. Fill out the documents linked below and then call (567) 661-2227 and leave a message.
  2. When we return your call, you will complete a short orientation (including an initial placement assessment) and we will connect you with one of our online classes.

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

* This orientation process will temporarily replace our face-to-face orientations during the COVID-19 crisis.

Next Steps

  1. Please fill out the forms below.
  2. Leave a message at (567) 661-2227 for us to call you back.
  3. We will ask you for the information and will ask you to electronically send us the Student Registration and Release of Information Form >>.
  4. Create a Gmail account (instructions given below).

How to set up a Gmail Account

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 (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, 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

CCR Staff

Justin Heath Huber
Manager, 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.

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


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

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.