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GED, ESL classes set for Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning, the noncredit division of North Central Texas College, offers classes for adults who desire their GED or who wish to improve their English speaking skills.

The Drop Out Recovery program is sponsored by the Texas Education Agency.

To date, more than 130 students have attained their GED and have received scholarships to further their education through the program.

The program is free to eligible students.

To be eligible, students must have dropped out of a Texas public school (or have not achieved their high school diploma after failing the state test).

Students must also be between the ages of 18-25.

Students can take classes in Corinth or Aubrey but must attend an admission session.

Admission sessions in Corinth are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 at the Lifelong Learning Corinth campus. Admission sessions in Aubrey will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 or Feb. 26 at Aubrey High School. Students must bring photo ID and paperwork from their last school attended.

The ESL classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 12 at the Lifelong Learning campus in Corinth. Tuition is $249 per class, which includes books.

Placement tests are mandatory, as they assist students in enrolling in the class that best suits their proficiency levels.

Placement tests will be given in Corinth on Jan. 23 at 1 p.m., Jan. 26 at 9 a.m. and Jan. 29 at 5 p.m.

Lifelong Learning is across from the main NCTC campus in Corinth inside Pinnell Square, Suite 307.

For more information, visit  or call 940-498-6270.


New career training programs set in Corinth

Lifelong Learning, the noncredit division of North Central Texas College, is now enrolling for new career programs including health care classes that are grant-eligible.

Classes offered include bookkeeping (begins Feb. 4), phlebotomy technician (begins Feb. 6), clinical medical assistant (begins Feb. 12), instrument technician (begins Feb. 12), EKG telemetry technician (begins Feb. 18), medical administrative assistant (begins Feb. 19), pharmacy technician (begins Feb. 23), certified nurse aide (begins Feb. 26) and legal assistant (begins Jan. 28).

Tuition includes books and applicable state or national exams.

Lifelong Learning administers the MATRIX Grant, a Department of Labor grant program specifically targeted to allied health care programs.

The grant covers the majority of tuition for students who are unemployed, under employed or already working in the health care field.

For the spring, available grant amounts have been substantially increased.

For example, pharmacy technician students who receive the grant will pay only $49 for their class.

The grant portion for clinical medical assistant students is $149.

Potential students must take admission tests.

Grant students must also complete an application that can be downloaded on NCTC’s website at .

Assessment sessions meet at the Lifelong Learning in Corinth (Pinnell Square, Suite 307) at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

For questions or more information about the programs and the grant, visit the NCTC website or call 940-498-6270.