The GED certificate is
widely accepted as high school equivalency.
We accept adults over 18
years of age into this program who want to pass the GED exam. You are
free to work at your own pace. Attend classes full-time, or part-time
until you are ready to write the exam.
The GED covers 5 major
Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Writing.
The in-class GED program has
an ongoing intake, so you can start when it suits you. The program offers
a variety of services: literacy, upgrading, pre-GED, and GED prep. Schedules
for learners are flexible to accommodate full or part time attendance. There is
a common assessment of learners so that learners can start at their own skill
level and work at their own pace. Training is free and class size is small to
allow for one-on-one instruction.
Literacy, Upgrading and pre-GED
Students can upgrade their reading, writing and math skills in all grade
levels. This upgrading can be designed to meet a particular need of a learner
with respect to job or educational requirements. For example, a learner may
need to upgrade his or her math skills in order to be considered for a
GED preparation is offered at all Adult Learning Centres. GED stands for
General Educational Development. GED tests are a group of five subject tests
which (when passed) certifies that the taker has high school academic
equivalency. The GED is usually accepted for jobs that require a high school
This program is free to adults over the age of 18.
Digital Literacy means basic computer skills. In an effort to improve the digital literacy of citizens of New Brunswick, WVALA is offering basic digital literacy training to adults over the age of 18. This is being offered through a mobile service - we come to you. A digital literacy facilitator will bring up-to-date laptop computers to a public facility (i.e. local library, etc) and hold small classes (up to 8 learners). We have both Microsoft Windows computers and Apple Mac computers available for learners to use. Our windows computers have both the Windows 7 and Windows 8 Operating system and our Macintosh Computers are OS-X. Our classes are usually 3 hours a week for 10 weeks, however this can change depending on needs.
Included in the curriculum are the following modules:
Computing is an important
part of everyday life in the twenty-first century. From music and photos to
banking and communicating, computers have changed the way we work and live.
This course introduces the fundamentals of computing, explains the components of
a computer, explores operating system basics, and shows how to use a mouse and
The Internet and the World Wide Web
The Internet can connect the
learner to people, information, and resources around the world. This course
shows how to connect to the Internet, browse Web pages, navigate Web sites, use
search engines, and how a search engine works. The course also provides guidelines for
determining whether the resources you find are reliable.
With the Internet,
communication has dramatically changed. This course explains the benefits of an email account and demonstrates
how to use an Internet email account.
There are hundreds of
software applications available today. This course explores the most common
productivity software applications used in business, in education, and at home.
The course teaches how to select the right software for various projects. The user
will become familiar with the fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheets, and
Computer Security and Privacy
It's easy to use a computer
safely and responsibly if you know how. This course will help improve
confidence in computing by explaining the risks and threats to computer
security and privacy so users can understand and prevent them. The course also explains ethical and legal
concerns with information exchange
From cell phones to MP3
players to digital cameras, computers are changing our everyday lives. This
course introduces new digital technologies, including digital devices such as
tablets and cell phones, digital audio and video, and digital photography. It explores
how these and other computing technologies are creating new career
opportunities and shaping the world we live in.