What IS TJACE at pvcc?
TJACE at PVCC strives to offer the best instruction to area adults by helping them enhance their core skills to get their high school diploma or GED® and to help improve reading, writing, and speaking skills for both non-native English speakers and speakers of other languages.
TJACE at PVCC focuses on these core skills in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, computer, and workplace skills to help students take their next career step. TJACE at PVCC’s college and career readiness core skills help students prepare for the GED®, the National External Diploma Program, the Virginia Placement Test for college, and other workplace certifications. TJACE at PVCC’s goal is to provide quality services and convenient access to these adult education services.
WELCOME FROM TJACE at PVCC DIRECTOR CAROL COFFEY
Welcome, adult learners—We’re excited to announce that TJACE is now part of the PVCC family!
You can count on us to continue offering the best core skills instruction leading to a high school credential (GED® or NEDP) and to build English language proficiency for speakers of other languages (ESOL). TJACE at PVCC will help you build core skills in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies, as well as computer and workplace skills needed for your next career step. With our new preparation training for healthcare careers, you can build your core skills while also earning healthcare certificates.
And now, as a TJACE at PVCC student, you can benefit from additional academic and support services through the college. Examples include tutoring and academic coaching, career services support, library access, and more. Find out more about PVCC services on page 15.
As a TJACE at PVCC student, you can also join the Network2Work program, which connects job seekers to skills and resources needed to become valued employees in our community. You can learn more about Network2Work at www.pvcc.edu/network2work.
We offer easy access to learning near your home and workplace. You can choose from over 30 classes in locations throughout the region, two self-study online learning programs, and free drop-in programs.
Start here and go anywhere: learn English, get your high school credential, earn workplace certificates, college degrees, and find good jobs with career pathways. Come join our TJACE at PVCC family and you will find a welcoming and supportive learning community focused on your success!
Let the learning begin,
How do I get started?
SIGN UP FOR AN ASSESSMENT SESSION TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES
TJACE@PVCC wants to get you into the class that best meets your needs. Your first step to get into the right class is to come to TJACE@PVCC for an assessment. All new students must take an assessment prior to starting class.
During your assessment, you’ll meet with a TJACE@PVCC advisor and register for classes. Please note that any tuition or fees must be paid before you can begin your classes.
WINTER 2018 ASSESSMENT DATES & TIMES
Winter session assessments are available on the following days:
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 6 p.m.
OTHER ASSESSMENT OPTIONS
Drop-in assessments are also available on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. throughout the Winter session, which runs from Monday, Jan. 8, to Thursday, March 29, 2018. No appointment is required from drop-in assessments.
HOW MUCH DO CLASSES COST?
Class fees vary by class type. Fees are listed next to class offerings in this schedule. Students can pay by credit card, or by providing the exact amount in cash, check, or money order. City residents receive a $25 discount on most classes. Course fees do not include the cost of books, which must be purchased separately.
Did you know that you can save money on your TJACE@PVCC classes? Attend most (90%) of your classes during the Winter 2018 Session and you will receive a discount for the next class session, which starts on Monday, April 9, 2018.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS
If you receive support services from organizations such as Social Services, Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority (CRHA), Virginia Workforce Center, Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services, or Virginia Employment Commission, you may be able to receive financial assistance from these organizations. Call 434.961.5461 or email email@example.com to learn more.
Reduced tuition scholarships are available and are awarded based on financial need. There are a limited number of scholarships. A scholarship reduces tuition to $35 per person. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a maximum of three scholarships allowed per student.
REFUND POLICY: The amount of tuition minus a $10 processing fee will be refunded if requested prior to the end of the first week of class. A full refund will be given for any class that is canceled. No other refunds are available.
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The Voices of Adult Learners—March 22, 2018
At Washington Park, Preston Ave.—Downtown Charlottesville 10a-4p Each year we celebrate the cultural and linguistic diversity of our local community. The 15th Annual Festival of Cultures, May 12, 2018, will be a day of free family-friendly fun with all-day entertainment: music, dance, song, and storytelling. Enjoy hands-on cultural crafts activities, visit cultural exhibits, food, and artisan vendors. The Festival is a gathering place where all can meet, share in, and learn about each others' cultures. Here you can take a passport and "travel the world in Washington Park". The Festival is organized by us with the involvement and support of many other individuals and organizations and provides an opportunity for building bridges of communication between new Americans and established residents. The Festival is in Washington Park on Preston Ave. in downtown Charlottesville. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Attention community members and students: We need you! Do you have some spare time? ALC needs volunteers to assist in in the classrooms, with special projects and events. Day and evening times are available. For more information, call Cherry at 434.961.5465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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