GED Preparation

Classes and small-group instruction are offered both morning and evening at MTC, and evening at various satellite locations, to individuals age 18 and above (16 and 17 with special permission) who are functioning at or below a high-school-equivalent level in reading and/or mathematics. Instruction and materials focus on the adult learner's individual goals, such as preparing for the GED®test (English & Spanish), obtaining employment or general self-improvement. Classes are open-entry, with registration ongoing throughout the school year, on Wednesdays, and begin with an orientation and assessment. There is no tuition charge for these classes; however, students are charged a $30 per semester registration fee.

Massanutten Technical Center

M&W - 9:00 - 12:00 PM

Massanutten Technical Center

M&W - 6:00 -9:00 PM

Elkton Area United Services Building

M&W - 6:00 -9:00 PM

Timberville Community Center

M&W - 4:30- 7:30 PM

What will I learn?

Improved Reading Skills ~ Teachers provide instruction in basic reading, vocabulary, spelling and reading comprehension. If you have trouble reading signs at work, notes from your child's teacher or the daily newspaper, we can help! If you want to work on your spelling or learn new words, our teachers can show you how.

Improved Writing Skills ~ In class, students learn how to write letters, essays or newspaper articles. Teachers spend time one-on-one with students to improve their punctuation, grammar and writing style.

Improved Math Skills ~ Students work on many different levels of math from basic operations to algebra and geometry. For many students, workplace math skills are essential. Our program is individualized to meet each student's needs, abilities and interests. Teachers use workbooks and other materials to give students many opportunities to learn even the most challenging math skills!

Improved Life Skills ~ Some of our students need help with workplace skills such as finding a job, filling out job applications, writing a resume, reading directions, and workplace vocabulary. Life skills include managing your checking account or household budget, using a calculator, reading a newspaper or phone book, communicating with your child's school, or getting a driver's license.

What can I expect at Registration?
During Registration, you will fill out an information form and take a locator exam to help us identify those areas where you need the most help. The process will take about one hour. Please bring a photo ID and $30.


Take GED Ready® (The official practice test)



  • Tells students if they are likely to pass the official test
  • The GED Ready® practice test has the same look and feel as the real GED® test, and gives students firsthand experience answering computer-based test questions written and developed by the test’s creators. The score report tells students if they are likely to pass or if it’s too close to call and they should keep studying. 
  • Scores are given same-day


  • Same-day scoring 
  • Half the length of the operational test 
  • Takes about 45 minutes to complete 
  • Available in English and Spanish 


Tests are free and are administered once a month. Make sure you are prepared for the GED® test!  Take GED Ready® (The official practice test) - the closest thing to taking the GED® test without actually taking the test! Call MTC today!