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NC.BCSK-110 - GED Preparation - Math/Science - Susan Prier

Course:GED Preparation - Math/Science
Professor:Susan Prier
  • OnlineLive
  • InPerson
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Susan Prier

With over 20 years of experience teaching GED® Preparation classes, I have helped hundreds of students pass the GED® exam. While math is my area of expertise, I possess the skills and knowledge to prepare students for the science test on the GED® exam as well. This course is designed to give you the answers to many of your questions about the testing and how to best prepare.

This class has two different section numbers. Students who are interested in attending class on campus for in-person instruction should enroll in section 58064. For students who want to attend through Zoom (aka OnlineLive), enroll in section 58965. Both the in-person (58064) and OnlineLive (58965) sections are scheduled to meet on Monday and Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:00pm. In-person class meetings will require permission from the LA County Department of Health. If restrictions do not allow for in-person instruction, class section 58064 will be changed to an OnlineLIVE format.

Course Description

This course will address the Math and Science tests only and is designed to give you the answers to many of your questions about the GED® testing and how to best prepare. You will also have access to online education programs, which will provide a course of study based on your initial and ongoing assessments.

I am available through Canvas messaging and email on an ongoing basis if you have any questions. You can expect a reply within 12-24 hours depending on the day of the week. You can see and talk to me either in class or through Zoom when we hold class on Mondays and Wednesdays, too.

What to Expect in this Course

The weekly meetings for this course will include 2+ hours on Mondays and Wednesdays along with your individual study time in the online educational programs.

Digital information for this course will be accessed via Canvas at beginning the first day of class. Students will need the Canvas app or a computer to access Canvas and the other online programs. Only participants registered in this course will be able to log in to Canvas to access the course content. You can also access Canvas user guides with helpful tips for navigating and using Canvas. 

There are no projects in this class. The exams include unofficial practice tests, the official GED® practice tests, and the official GED® tests.

Types of Assessments

Self assessment through online programs and textbooks to determine course of study. Official GED® practice test vouchers are provided for students to determine readiness for final GED® testing.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

There are no required textbooks for this course but some highly recommended. New Readers Press is a good source for some textbooks to help you study. They offer a full GED® Prep book as well as individual subject books for math and science. The course syllabus will also provide this information.

Suggested Textbooks:


Math Sense: 1-Operations, 2-Problem Solving & 3-Analysis

Price: $38.25 for all three


Science for the GED® Test        Price: $16.00     

Other Relevant Course Information

Depending on several factors including how long you have been away from any formal education and how much time you have to devote to your studies, the process of completing your GED® testing can vary among students.  Therefore, this course can be repeated as needed.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

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Last updated: 06/04/2021 Sub#: 189