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

Course:GED Preparation - Math/Science
Course Section Number:51529
Professor:Susan Prier
Format:100% Online
Course Length:16 week
Textbook Title: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 provide this information.



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. 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 through Zoom meetings on Wednesdays, too.

Course Description

GED® Preparation involves preparing for four different subject subtests that can be taken one at a time. The four tests are Reasoning Through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Mathematical Reasoning.

This course, delivered 100% online, will address the Math and Science tests only and is designed to give you the answers to many of your questions about the 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. 

What to Expect in this Course

Digital information for this course will be accessed via Canvas at beginning the first day of class. 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. For any Canvas related issues please call the Canvas Student Support line at (661)362-3344 during college business hours, or (877)889-9052 for 24/7 support.

Weekly Zoom meetings to stay connected will be scheduled on Wednesdays in the late morning. The link to the Zoom meeting is posted on the Home page in Canvas, and Zoom meeting recordings will be posted in Canvas after each meeting. The remaining class work will involve at least four hours per week of study through Canvas, online programs, and textbooks if purchased.

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 testing.

Additional Textbook Information / Link to OER Textbook

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


The course can be accessed via Canvas at on the first day of the course. Follow the login instructions at the bottom of the screen to log in. Here, you can also access Canvas user guides with helpful tips for navigating and using Canvas. For any Canvas related issues please call the Canvas Student Support line at 877-889-9052 for 24/7 support.

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.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS)

College of the Canyons DSPS provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Disabled Students Program & Services website.

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.

The National Suicide Lifeline number is 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK). Please call it if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress - it could save someone's life.

You can also use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. It's free, available 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.

Last updated: 07/14/2020