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KRC Learning Center

The Learning Center is your resource for testing, tutoring and other academic support services. Whether you need some extra help studying for an exam, weekly tutoring, or just a quiet place to work on assignments, the KPC Learning Center is the place to go.Stay ahead at the Learning Center

KRC Learning Center Services

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Proliteracy logoAdult Basic Education

Individualized education for adults

ABE includes basic skills refresher courses that are free and participants can register at any time. KPC sites include Kenai River Campus Learning Center (Soldotna), and the KBC Learning Resource Center (Homer), Voznesenka, Nikolaevsk, Anchor Point, Nanwalek, Port Graham, and Seldovia.

Students can upgrade skills for personal or employment needs. Traditional subjects include math, reading, writing, social studies, science, life skills, computer literacy and career/job and college readiness skills.

Adult Basic Education also includes GED preparation and testing, English as a Second Language instruction, and literacy training. 

GED Preparation and Testing

General Education Development (GED)

Free instruction and testing are provided for students who wish to earn a high school equivalency diploma (GED) from the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Individual, group and computerized instruction are available. Tutoring for the GED is provided through the KPC Literacy Program, which is an accredited affiliate of Proliteracy Worldwide. Individual, group and some computerized instruction are available.

GED preparation and testing is only available at KRC in Soldotna and KBC in Homer, not at the Seward KPC extension site.

What is a GED?

The GED is a diploma by examination issued by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. It's a 4-subject test (language arts, social studies, science, and math), typically not taken all at once.

The KRC Learning Center, Adult Ed Program (ESL, GED, College and Career) is not enrolling new students for the remainder of the semester and will be closed during the summer.  If you want to enroll in the Adult Ed program for Fall 2021, please complete the KRC Learning Center Adult Ed Waitlist form and we will contact you in August.  

 

Summer Options

 

There are two options for taking GED tests.  1) In person at the KPC Testing Center or 2) Remotely using your own computer. Go to the GED website to find out what is required to take a GED test remotely.  

Both options must be scheduled through your GED.com account.

Step 1:  
Set up an account at GED.com (A working email is required)

Step 2:  
Become familiar with the test format, question types, and test day essentials using these tabs:  "About the Test" and "Study".  Ged Ready practice tests can be purchased for $6 and it is highly recommended to take one for each subject BEFORE you schedule the actual GED test.  The GED Ready practice tests can be taken from home through your GED.com account.  Before scheduling your official GED test, we recommend attaining at least a 150 on your GED Ready practice tests.

Step 3:

 

To schedule a remote GED test, go to Online Proctoring for more information.


To schedule your GED test at Kenai River Campus, in your GED account click the "Schedule Test" tab, and follow the prompts to schedule at Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna.

  • A credit card is required at the time of scheduling.  The cost is $30 per exam.
  • Once payment is processed, any rescheduling or cancellation MUST occur 24 hours BEFORE the appointment.  Otherwise, the $30 is forfeited.
  • If you do not pass your test, there is a $10 retake fee.

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce (DOLWD) will issue an original high school equivalency diploma upon completion of GED testing.  An Alaska High School Equivalency Diploma is only valid if it is issued from the DOLWD and signed by the Commissioner of Labor.

You may request a duplicate diploma through the Adult Education State Office at ak.adult.ed@alaska.edu or (907) 465-4685.  Duplicate diplomas are available for $10 and must be paid by cashier's check.

If you need a copy of your transcript or if a third party (employer, academic agency, parent) needs to request a copy of your transcript they can be ordered online.

Requirements

Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Students under 18 must submit a signed parent or guardian permission form and an official school withdrawal form before going through the GED Orientation.

For more information about the Adult Ed Program or GED testing at the Kenai River Campus please complete the Kenai River Campus Learning Center Survey

English as a Second Language

KPC Learning Centers provide ESL instruction for non-native speakers of English who have a serious desire to improve their language skills. Students learn English for daily communication and work. Reading skills are not a requirement for these classes. These courses are free and participants can register anytime. ESL instruction is not available at Anchorage and Seward extension sites.

The Learning Center is located in Brockel Building room 191. Call the Learning Center at 262-0327 to find out the current hours of operation.

Contact Info


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Heidi Graves
Learning Center Director
hagraves@alaska.edu
(907) 262-0328
UAA - Kenai Peninsula Campus
Clayton R. Brockel Building (CBB) 191B
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Lisa Burkhart
Learning Center Office Manager
laburkhart@alaska.edu
(907) 262-0327
Kenai River Campus
Clayton R. Brockel Building (CBB) 191
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