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Basic Skills Plus

Get a specialized certificate and your GED® or adult high school diploma at the same time with Basic Skills Plus!

Earn your GED® or Adult High School Diploma simultaneously with one of the following certifications:

  • Nurse Aide Level I
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC)
  • Welding
  • Truck Driver Training
  • Building Technology

Basic Skills Plus includes:

  • Waived tuition for eligible students
  • Free textbooks
  • Hands-on and on-the-job training
  • Specialized classes with contextualized curriculum


Eligibility for Basic Skills Plus is determined by several factors depending on the certificate program of choice. Students must be enrolled in HSE or AHS classes in order to qualify. Students who have completed high school or have already earned a GED® do not qualify for Basic Skills Plus. 

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