GED/High School Diploma
One of our top goals at Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her GED or high school diploma prior to leaving the center. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks can enroll in our GED or high school diploma programs.
English Language Learning (ELL) Program
Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.
Tutoring and Academic Support
Tutoring programs are available for math, reading, and social studies where students are tutored by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.
The College Program is an advanced training program. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.
Benefits of the College Program include:
- academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring
- paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies
- housing and recreation
- meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center
- transportation to and from college of choice
For this program, the Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center partners with Southwest Community College.
Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.