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Adult Education - GED®

What is Adult Education?

Did you know that on the average, a person with a high school diploma or GED® earns $9,400 per year more than someone without a high school diploma? The higher a person's educational level, the higher their earnings.

The Adult Education Program in Anderson County, Clark County, Estill County, Fayette County, and Scott County helps anyone 18 and older who is not currently enrolled in a secondary school with a number of educational goals like:

  • Preparing for your GED®
  • Improving your basic skills
  • Learning English as a Second Language
  • Preparing for college
  • Preparing for employment

The Bluegrass Community and Technical College Adult Education program provides free GED® classes in Anderson County, Clark County, Estill County, Fayette County, and Scott County. These free courses are offered throughout the year.

Learn more about our current programs below and reach out to one of our county-based contacts for questions and enrollment!

Register for free GED classes

BCTC Adult Education Dual Enrollment Program

Accelerate your Path to a Career!

Earn a College Credential at the same time you are working on your GED® or studying for English. You can earn a tuition-free college credential through the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program.

Current certificates available in the BCTC AE Dual Enrollment Program:

  • Data Entry Operator
  • Phlebotomy
  • Medicaid Nurse Aide
  • Gas Welder
  • Welder Helper
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Basic Carpenter

Receive one-on-one attention and support from faculty and staff.
Certificates are short-term so you can get in and out in four months or less.

Applying is easy!

English as a Second Language (ESL)

BCTC provides academic ESL classes for those who need to improve their English language skills before taking college level classes.

Learn more on our ESL web page. 

Prepare for College

Thinking about going to college but not sure you're ready or know what you want to take? Let us help you prepare for college.

We can help you to improve your basic skills, prepare for college entrance exams, and provide you with enrollment and financial aid information.

Program Contacts

If you have any questions about free GED classes, please feel free to contact us.

Lawrenceburg Campus
1500 Bypass North, US 127
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
(859) 246-6806
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Winchester Campus
2020 Rolling Hills Lane
Winchester, KY 40391
(859) 744-1975
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Estill County Adult Education Center
200 Wallace Circle
Irvine, KY 40336
(606) 723-7323
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Newtown North Campus
690 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40508 
(859) 246-6611
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Newtown North Campus - Temporary Construction Entrance
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Lexington Fayette Health Department
650 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40508
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Georgetown-Scott County Campus
200 Technology Court
Georgetown, KY 40324
(859) 246-4696
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