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 Hocking College

 Adult Education



Aspire Adult Education Program at Hocking College

Hocking College's ASPIRE program provides FREE services in Athens, Hocking and Perry counties, at various days and times, to meet diverse needs. These services can help you:

  • Increase basic education skills
    • Reading, writing, math and problem solving
  • Prepare for the High School Equivalence Test
    • Flexible classes
  • Attain a credentialed certification and job training skills
    • Short-term certification and paid job training
    • Increase employability skills   
    • Resume building, interview skills and professional development.               

Click here to view the schedule and to register for programs.REGISTER HERE

Mission and Vision

The Hocking College Aspire program provides high-quality basic educational services to assist adult learners in acquiring skills to be successful in postsecondary education, training and employment, earn a living wage and be contributing members of society. The vision for the Hocking College Aspire program is to have a highly trained and educated workforce.

Services Available in Athens, Hocking and Perry Counties

Athens County

GED Prep classes (in person and distance Ed classes)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday- 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Every other Saturday - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Hocking College

3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH 45764


Transit vouchers available


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English as a Second Language (ESOL) —

Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Hocking College

3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH 45764

Transit vouchers available


Hocking County

GED — Wednesdays & Fridays - 10 a.m. -4 p.m. (in person and distance Ed classes)

Hocking College, Logan Campus

30260 Industrial Park Dr., Logan, OH

Transit vouchers available

Industry recognized credentialing program coming soon



Perry County

Distance Education (online only)

GED  & Career Readiness Programs 

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hocking College, Perry County Campus

5454 State Route 37, New Lexington, OH 

Transit vouchers available



All Programs Offered: 

    • All Campuses - Monday - Friday 10 am. - 3 PM
      • GED Prep Classes
      • Microsoft Specialist Certification Program (October 8 - December 8)
      • ServSafe Restaurant Ready Food Handler / Manager Certification Program (ESOL Only) - (January 10 - March 4)
      • Microsoft Specialist Certification Program (March 11 -May 5) 
    • Certification programs - Industry recognized certification and paid job training programs
      • GED preparation classes
      • Computer literacy, life skills and employability skills
      • Distance Education
      • On-site testing
      • Professional development, resume and interview prep
    • Virtual programs - click here for additional information

  • Career Pathway Programs
Includes: industry-recognized certifications, professional development, job training and *GED (if needed)



Click here to view the schedule and to register for programs.


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