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Adult Education

WorkReadyU, HiSET, ESL/ELA/EL Civics

The Northshore Technical Community College WorkReady U - Adult Education Department provides adult education and literacy services to our citizens across the region. A dedicated team of instructors prepare students for the HiSET exam to earn their high school equivalency diploma while readying them for a successful future in college or a career. We have five centers in four parishes providing morning, afternoon, and evening classes. Additionally, we provide English as a Second Language classes at our locations in Hammond and Slidell. Our FREE classes are offered to qualified students at our locations in Slidell, Lacombe, Hammond, Greensburg, Bogalusa, and Franklinton.

It is time to take that next step on your journey and we are ready to help you find success and achieve your goals.


Fall 2022 

(UPDATED FALL 2022) Orientation for the Fall semester will begin on August 11th and August 12th at our campuses and instructional sites. Our program has resumed on campus learning, and students are expected to actively participate in classes twice per week. Orientation occurs on one day, and requires that individuals learn more about Northshore Tech, the WorkReadyU Adult Education program, complete paperwork, and take placement exams. Every individual must bring a valid ID, and individuals under the age of 18 will require preapproved paperwork to enroll.  

Orientation Dates at a Glance: Fall 2022

August 11th & 12th, 2022 

(August 10th Orientation Date is cancelled effective 7/19/22)

September TBD  2022

Ocotober TBD  2022


Summer 2022 

Orientation and enrollment for the Summer 2022 session is now closed. 

Ready to Enroll?

Preregister by clicking NTCC WRU Registration 

If you are unable to preregister, please follow the instructions below. 

Please make note of the dates and locations and arrive to your preferred campus location at 8:30 am on the day of orientation. A valid government issued ID is required for all prospective students. Students that are 16 years of age, but under the age of 18 will require an approved age waiver in order to attend orientation. 


Services Available: 

  • HiSET Prep
  • ESL/ELA/EL Civics (ENGLISH) Classes
  • 5 for 6 Scholarship
  • eLEARN/ Online Learning
  • Transition Services



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