The Adult Education Program
External Diploma Program (EDP)
With the External Diploma Program (EDP) you can earn your high school diploma based on your life skills and not just on book knowledge. The program uses real-life situations to practice problem solving, critical thinking, speaking, writing and computation skills.
Some examples include:
- reading a map
- writing a letter to a potential employer
- calculating loan interest
- practicing comparison shopping
- performing trade or occupational skills
- demonstrating home management
In this self-paced program, you meet with an advisor weekly to discuss your progress and get assignments. The program takes approximately six to ten months to complete.
After earning your diploma, we recognize your achievement at an annual ceremony where family and friends celebrate your success, and county and college officials offer their congratulations.
To enroll, you must be at least 18 and attend a mandatory orientation session. At the orientation session, you will be tested to see which level class is right for you.
Upcoming Orientation Dates:
ABE/GED Daytime Orientations at FCC's Main Campus at 9:00 AM
Thur., May 16, 2013 - Bldg. E (Conference Center), Room E-124
Thur., June 6, 2013 - Bldg. E (Conference Center), Room E-124
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - Bldg. E (Conference Center), Room E-124
ABE/GED Evening Orientations at FCC's Main Campus at 6:30 PM
Wed., May 8 - Bldg. H (Student & Classroom Center), Room H-202
Tue., May 21 - Sweadner Hall (near the Conference Center), Room Sweadner
Wed., June 5 - Bldg. E (Conference Center), Room E-124
Tue., June 18 - Bldg. E (Conference Center), Room E-124
LocationsFCC's Main Campus: 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD
FCC's Monroe Building: 200 Monroe Ave, Frederick, MD
Frederick High School: 650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick, MD 21701
Thurmont Regional Library: 76 East Moser Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788
Frederick's Business and Employment Center: 5340 Spectrum Dr, Suite A, Frederick MD
Mount St Mary's University: 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd, Emmitsburg MD 21727
Frederick Rescue Mission: 419 W South St, Frederick, MD 21701
Brunswick Library: 915 North Maple Ave, Brunswick, MD 21716
Monocacy Middle School: 8009 Opossumtown Pike (Across from FCC), Frederick, MD 21702
The Bernard Brown Community Center, 629 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
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