2021-2022 College Catalog

Skills Development

TBCC cares about all of our students and we want to see each of them succeed. We offer the following Pre-College Learning, GED, and ESOL services to provide students with the opportunity for self-improvement as well as preparation for higher education.  Each term TBCC publishes a Schedule of Classes that shows what is being offered for that term. The schedule can be found at www.tillamookbaycc.edu or in hard copy at the main campus. If you have questions you can contact Student Services at (503) 842-8222 ext. 1100, studentservices@tillamookbaycc.edu, or visit them at the main campus.

Pre-College Learning

Designed for adult learners who need to improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math. Students build upon past experience and knowledge to progress toward their educational goals.

General Equivalency Diploma Preparation

Students who have not received their high school diploma may study and prepare for the GED examination at TBCC. General Education Development preparation classes provide students 16 and older an opportunity to study for the GED exam.

Pre-college classes and General Education Development (GED) classes are open to anyone 18 or over who desires to improve basic reading, writing, and math skills at the pre-college level. Students 16 and 17 years old must first obtain an official release from high school before attending class. Adults interested in earning a GED may obtain information from Student Services (503) 842-8222 ext. 1100 or visit them at the main campus. These classes are offered in both English and Spanish.

The GED State Examination

The GED State Exam includes four tests: Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math. The GED exam is available at Tillamook Bay Community College. Registration and schedules for GED exams are available through the TBCC Library (503) 842-8222 ext. 1720. Candidates should arrive for testing 10–15 minutes before the scheduled exam with state-issued photo identification. Students will need to register and pay for testing online at https://ged.com.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program offers classes for persons whose native language is not English. Students study reading, writing, speaking, listening, and other language skills to improve English in academic, community, and employment settings.

ESOL classes are open to U.S. citizens, immigrants, and refugees who desire to improve their English language skills. Students needing special assistance to participate in the ESOL courses should contact Student Services at (503) 842-8222 ext. 1100, email studentservices@ tillamookbaycc.edu, or visit them at the main campus.