High School Completion 

Adult Basic Skills Classes (formerly GED)

Camden County College’s Adult Basic Skills Program for high school equivalency certificate exam preparation (formerly called GED) has been proudly serving New Jersey residents since 2008. We offer a unique academic program with qualified and caring instructors.

Our comprehensive program is customized to meet the needs of each individual as they prepare for the HiSet high school equivalency exam. ABS students will take courses in reading, writing, science, social studies and math. They will also use online independent study programs and take practice HiSet tests. When students pass all 5 sections of the HiSet exam, they will receive a New Jersey State issued High School Diploma!

After earning their High School diplomas, ABS students participate in a cap and gown graduation ceremony held annually each June. Friends and relatives are invited to share in this special day.

Special Features

  • Customer Service Certification Classes
  • College & Career Readiness
  • Life Skills Workshops
  • Educational Field Trips
  • Keyboarding

Academic Courses

  • Language Arts – Reading – Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Academic Support
  • ESL (English Second Language)

Additional Student Services

  • Academic Counseling
  • Personalized Support
  • Job Coaching
  • Math Tutoring
  • Community Work Experience Program (CWEP)
  • Career Connections

Registration/Orientation Session Information

There are 40 Spaces available for each session. All Registration/Orientation sessions are 2 hours long. Registration first-come, first-served.

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (Camden Daytime session only)
  • Thursday, September 5, 2019 (all sessions)
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 (all sessions)
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020 (all sessions)
  • Thursday, February 27, 2020 (all sessions)
  • Thursday, April 30, 2020 (all sessions)
    • Session Information Registration Location Registration Times
      Class Times:
      Monday through Thursday
      9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
      Camden City Campus
      College Hall Room 508
      Begins at 9:30 AM
      Class Times:
      Monday through Thursday
      5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
      Camden City Campus
      College Hall Room 508
      Begins at 5:30 PM
      Class Times:
      Monday through Thursday
      5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
      Blackwood Campus
      Truman Hall Room 204
      Begins at 5:30 PM

      Must Bring to Registration

      1. Picture ID – (choose from one of the following):
          – NJ Driver’s License
          – NJ Non-Driver’s License
          – Camden County ID
      2. Social Security Card
      3. Birth Certificate
      4. Copy of any GED or HiSet Test Results (if applicable)
      5. 17 years old and under must bring parent/guardian to registration


      Frequently Asked Questions

      What is the cost for the preparation classes?

      Classes are FREE!

      How do I register?

      Call (856) 968-1315 and leave your name, phone number and email address. You will be placed on our mailing list and information will be emailed to you about two weeks prior to the next registration date.

      How does the ABS Program work?

      Each adult student that enrolls in the Adult Basic Skills program will be pre-tested in reading and mathematics with the TABE test. After completing the TABE test, students will meet with an instructor to review their test results then will be placed in classes according to their abilities.

      How much is the HiSet High School Completion Test and when can I take the exam?

      Please contact the Camden County College Testing Center at (856) 968-1287 for specifics on the cost and times to take the HiSet exam.


      Adult Basic Skills/Community Work Experience Program (CWEP)

      Camden County College Adult Basic Skills/CWEP Program is a unique workforce readiness program for pre-screened, highly motivated students. In addition to receiving classroom instruction toward passing the HiSet exam, CWEPs learn essential clerical skills.The CWEP program is also available for English Second Language clients. ABS provides ESL CWEPs with classroom instruction to learn how to read and write in English.

      Admission Requirements for CWEP Program:

      • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) client
      • Must be 16 years of age and older
      • Provide an Enrollment/Exit Activity Record that has been signed by a One-Stop case manager
      • Must be interviewed by our ABS job coach before acceptance into program
      • Child care must be in place in an approved facility