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Please note:  Four County Career Center will not be a GED Testing Center after December 2013. Please visit www.ged.com for more information about how to find a testing center, how to receive a voucher to help pay for the Exam, and to register for the Exam. 

 Welcome to the Four County Career Center ABLE/ GED® Information page. 

Whether you are interested in preparing for adult education or college classes, the GED® test or just want to better your math, reading or writing abilities for work or home, we are here to help with:

  • FREE day and evening classes,
  • Experienced, trained and knowledgeable instructors
  • Community – based sites that cover the entire county,
  • Access to FREE computer-based education programs to supplement your classroom experience, as well as
  • Assistance in setting personal educational goals and staying on track!

Basic Skills/ GED® Preparation Classes

ABLE Instructors have the experience and knowledge to help adults who need to begin “at the beginning”, especially those who have had life-long struggles with basic reading or math. (And if this is you, then: No…you are NOT the “only one”!) Classes focus on four subject areas to assist you to become fully prepared for the Official GED® Test: Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Science and Social Studies. These classes will help you to focus on the skills and the basic knowledge needed to successfully earn your Ohio High School Equivalence Diploma.

The Official GED® test can only be taken at an Official GED® Testing Center. DO NOT be fooled by on-line website scams that try to trick you into paying for false, unrecognized, and phony GED’s with tests taken ‘on-line’.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Classes

ABLE offers FREE classes to help those who speak another language to learn to speak, read, write and understand English.
Estas clases gratuitas se certran en hablar, leer y escribir Inglés.
Póngase en contacto con Anne Howard al 419-267-2282 para obtener más información.

If you would like more information on the Official GED® Test or ABLE Classes please contact Anne Howard in the Four County Career Center ABLE Office by…

  • E-mailing her at ahoward@fourcounty.net Please be sure to include in the e-mail your full name, address, a phone number and your information request,
  • Calling her at 419-267-2282 or
  • Mailing a letter to: Four County Career Center ABLE Program, 22900 St. Rt. 34, Archbold, OH 43502.

Scroll down to find an ABLE Adult Learning Center near you and tips on how to stay on track to achieve your goals as well as information on the Official GED® Test itself.

Four County Career Center’s Adult Education Department offers adults a wide variety of industrial, technical, and health care training programs designed to meet the needs of both students and area businesses.

The following links are
available to assist you with a job search, researching a career field, financial aid, transitioning to adult education/college and much more:

OhioMeansJobs: http://ohiomeansjobs.com/omj/
O*Net Career Pathways: http://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip
Ohio Department of Education:http://www.education.ohio.gov
Ohio Board of Regents: http://www.ohiohighered.org

GED® Test Voucher

If you are interested in receiving the Ohio $80 GED® Test Voucher, we need to provide you with information on adult education services and offer the opportunity to receive career and educational guidance. Please read through the following brief information to learn how to receive your voucher.

If you have already completed an Official GED® Test application at GED.com and wish to receive the $80 voucher from the Ohio Department of Education that is available to first-time GED® test-takers, please call 419-267-2282 or e-mail ahoward@fourcounty.net with the following information: 

  • Full Name 
  • Address (street, city, state, zip code) 
  • Home phone number 
  • Cell phone number 
  • Date of Birth

Once that is submitted you will receive an e-mail with your voucher number and other important information. Please be sure to keep that e-mail safe and secure until you complete your application process! 

Staying on Track


With over 30 years of experience helping adults to reach their academic goals, we understand the fear that people feel in taking that first step to returning to school.  We want you to know that we don't just understand, we do everything that we can to make the process and the learning as painless as possible.  And remember, EVERYONE in an ABLE class is in the same place that you are!

PLEASE NOTE:  You must be 18 years old or older to enroll in ABLE classes and/or take the Official GED® Test UNLESS you are officially withdrawn from school and have a letter on school letterhead verifying withdrawal.  The documents you need to complete can be found at www.ged.com.


Defiance Learning Center - Monday & Wednesday 9:00-11:00AM & 5:00-7:00PM
Defiance County East Bldg
1300 E. Second Street
Defiance OH 43512
(419) 783-4883

Wauseon Learning Center - Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-11:00AM & 4:30-6:30PM
224 S. Fulton Street
Wauseon OH 43567

Northwest State Community College
22-600 State Route 34
Archbold OH 43502
(419) 267-1423 (Message Phone)


Trinity United Methodist
413 E. Second Street
Defiance OH  43512

All Orientations will be held at the Four County Career Center. Orientation is required for all students. Please call Anne Howard at 419-267-2282 to register.

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Douglas Beck
22-900 State Route 34
Archbold OH  43502
(419) 267-2321