The Hovland Learning Center at Southeast Technical Institute offers Basic Skill Development, ESL and GED preparation courses for adult learners. Funded through the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, the Hovland Learning Center meets individual needs of students through independent learning labs and free, structured classes. The center is staffed with qualified, friendly teachers who are always willing to help.
Southeast Technical Institute offers General Education Development (GED) courses through
the Hovland Learning Center.
Students utilizing resources at the Hovland Learning Center will undergo an initial assessment and are required to attend 6 hours each week. After 40-60 hours of instruction time, students will receive a post assessment.
Individuals wishing to utilize services at the Hovland Learning Center must be:
At least 16 years of age and beyond the compulsory age of attendance age.
Not enrolled in any K-12 schools.
In possession of a valid Social Security card or comparable documentation.
Beginning and Intermediate English
|Monday||9 a.m.-12 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9 a.m.-12 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m.-12 p.m.|
|Thursday||9 a.m.-12 p.m.|
|Monday - Thursday||8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.|
|Saturday||10 a.m.-2 p.m.|
GED courses prepare students for the General Education Development exam, which covers four areas of knowledge: social studies, math, science and language arts. Students must pass all four sections to earn their certification. The GED certification verifies that the student has attained high-school level academic skills.
Reasoning Through Language Arts
Students may go to www.GED.com to schedule an official test.
GED participants must attend a scheduled orientation session. GED orientation is offered on Tuesdays beginning at 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
The Hovland Learning Center offers teacher-led ESL classes covering several content areas, including:
ESL classes offered at the Multi-Cultural Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. New students can register the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm. No appointment necessary.
ESL and basic skill development students must make an appointment for an individual orientation session.