Aspire & Basic Skills classes are free of charge and available to everyone! Classes focus on improving reading, math, writing, science and social studies skills. They are appropriate for anyone preparing to take the HSA (High School Equivalency) test or for those who just need to sharpen their basic skills for workplace advancement or higher education. Those who complete their HSE by passing the GED, TASC, or HiSET test are invited to participate in our Graduation Ceremony!

We offer new student orientations once a month at our five main sites:  Vanguard, Ohio Means Jobs – Seneca Co. in Tiffin, Ottawa County Resource Centre, Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton, and Fostoria Learning Center. During orientation, students complete paperwork, examine their learning styles, set career & education goals, and take assessments to determine academic strengths and weaknesses. Once this is complete, students enter the class and conference with their instructors to determine their individual learning plan.

Call to schedule & attend orientation

  • Fremont419.334.6901 ext. 2700 or ext. 2703
  • Tiffin419.334.6901 ext. 2700
  • Oak Harbor and Port Clinton419.334.6901 ext. 2700
  • Fostoria419.408.5540

Contact Information

  • Emily Woodland
  • Vanguard-Sentinel CTC
  • 1306 Cedar St.Fremont, OH 43420
  • 419.334.6901ext. 2703

HSE Online Preparation (Distance Education)

Call 419.334.6901 ext. 2703 for more information
  • Study online to improve academic skills or prepare for the HSE test.
  • Online material available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Set your own study schedule
  • Instructor guided curriculum

HSE Test Transcript

State GED Office | Ohio Department of Education
25 S. Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183
Toll Free: 877.644.6338
Fax: 614.752.9445
Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Classes

To register, call 419.788.0177

Classes are FREE and offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 PM at Vanguard Workforce Development Building in Fremont, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 AM or 6:30-8:30 PM at Owens Community College in Findlay and 9:30-11:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday at Fostoria Learning Center. Classes are taught to adults who wish to learn basic written and spoken English. Classes improve reading comprehension, conversational and written English skills. During the first night of class, you will attend orientation and take a placement test. This will tell you what levels you are coming into class.



Offered at Terra State Community College, this FREE course helps students to be successful on the ACCUPLACER Placement Test and in college. This “Bridge Program” is intended to prepare students to enter and succeed in a post-secondary degree or certificate program. Each section will run in 8-week blocks throughout the semester, so students can prepare accordingly! For more information, call 419.334.6901, ext. 2703.