Barton adds GED Orientation session starting June 22 with new class options available


June 2, 2020
Story by Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College’s Center for Adult Education will soon begin its nine-week GED Preparation Class. Orientation classes are required and are the first step to obtaining the Kansas State High School Diploma through the GED Prep Program. Barton added the session to help area residents affected by the closing of the Pawnee County Learning Center, but the session is open to anyone.

New course types are available for students to select for orientation.  Students can choose between LiveOnline classes, Fuzion classes or traditional face-to-face classes.  LiveOnline classes meet exclusively via Zoom. Fuzion classes feature a combination of face-to-face students and Zoom students. The time of class will depend on the method selected by the student. Orientation classes are from June 22-25 and the first day of actual GED classes is June 29. The center is located at 1025 Main St. in Great Bend.

Students will complete required testing, learn how to navigate their account and learn about WorkReady! Students will also meet one-on-one with their instructor to discuss goals, expectations, attendance requirements and workload.

Those interested in taking the GED exam without any preparation instruction can do so right away but are urged to receive advising before moving forward.

Minors must bring a parent or legal guardian to enroll and must also bring their disclaimer or exemption documentation from their high school or online program.

For more information, contact Adult Education Enrollment and Career Advisor Susanne Yarmer at or (620) 786-7560.

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