Brooke schools offer adult education classes

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Board of Education will offer a variety of adult education courses, including preparation for the exam required to obtain the equivalent of a diploma and hunter education required for a state hunting license, beginning the week of Feb. 3.

Except for the GED and hunter education courses, which are free, the courses require a $50 fee. The welding course requires a $100 fee. There is no cost to those serving in the military.

The GED class is held at the Brooke County Public Library. All others are held at Brooke High School.

Most are nine weeks and must have at least 10 people register or they will be canceled. Pre-registration isn’t required for the hunter education class.

Those interested in participating should call (304) 527-1410, extension 3140.

The following courses are on the schedule:

Adult basic education for GED preparation, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Internet and computer skills, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

Microsoft office, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays.

Sewing/quilting, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Materials are required.

Crocheting/knitting, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Materials are required.

NCCER training, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Materials are required.

Welding, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays.

The hunter education class will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. April 15-17. Permits are available for ages 10 and up. Junior permits are available for 8- and 9-year-old participants. Participants 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

The adult basic education program also includes the Upper Ohio Valley Fire and Rescue School, which will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 29-30 at the school. For information, visit the school’s website at