Adult Basic Education/GED


The Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED) program at Southwest Community College addresses the district’s need for skill enhancement. Southwest MS Community College district consists of Pike, Amite, Walthall, and Wilkinson Counties.

Adult Basic Education-General Educational Development classes are FREE and made available to Mississippians 17 years old (by September 1) or older who are not enrolled in any public, private, or home school program.

If you would like to learn to read, enhance basic reading, writing, or math skills, or get a GED diploma, SMCC’s ABE-GED program has been designed to assist you!

Did You Know?

  • Having your GED means increasing your lifetime earnings by 43%.
  • A worker with a GED diploma earns an average of $300,000 more in a lifetime than a non-graduate.
  • Education is the key that pays.

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Contact Information

Cynthia Bennett
Director of Adult Education
Regional Workforce Training Center
Room 134
(601) 276-2433