GED

Earning Your GED at NICC! 
 

What GED study programs are offered at NICC?  

Alpha II  

NICC’s GED program Alpha II is the Omaha Tribe/s program that has been sub-contracted by NICC. Opening enrollment to anyone interested in their personal self-development, Alpha II and the Omaha Tribe have experienced a long-term project of successful advocacy for adult learning that ultimately leads to obtaining their GED.  The Program offers Diagnostics, providing realistic and appropriate program placement with an estimated time for GED test readiness, Prescriptions (personalized learning), and instructional Resources in Reading and Math, (online and in person).  In addition to Customizing Student Assessment, it includes the foundational skills and Resources which are all adaptable to the Alpha II Learning Management System. In reference to time tracking, the Alpha System tracks the date and time of each student’s login. Evaluation is an ongoing process with formative assessments, module lessons, and summative assessments detailing student achievement. The students get immediate feedback on their progress.  

Returning Alpha II students Click Here. 

 

Essential Education/ GED Academy 

NICC's GED Programs called Essential Education offers GED support for students at multiple campuses. Essential Education provides online lessons, unofficial practice tests, and customized curriculum to help learners work toward earning their GED. The program includes GED Academy and TABE courses to support students who needed to review foundations before-hand. Essential Education has many features that can support learners including estimated time of study until test readiness, review and progress tracking, time tracking, and video lessons geared toward adult learners.  

The program works on any smart device or computer with wi-fi or internet connection. Overall, Essential Education makes studying for your GED customized, convenient, and comfortable from your own home or come to campus and use NICC’s computer lab.  

Returning Essential Education students Click Here to login. 

Category 

Alpha II 

Essential Education 

Free 

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Self-Paced 

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In-Person Tutoring 

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Online Program 

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Records Study Hours  

(Select students may wish to report hours to service providers, programs, or employers) 

  

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(In-Person tutoring/studying  

may have this option.) 

 

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Location/ Affiliation 

Serves primarily  

Umonhon Tribal members. 

Available in any location with device and internet access. 

Availability 

 

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Many spots available. 

Limited seats available. 

A waiting list may apply. 

Student Activity 

Ongoing activity 

Account becomes inactive after 30 days of no activity. 

 

When you have decided on a program, please complete your NICC Application (if you have not already) and reach out to your prospective GED Instructor/Tutor for next steps. 

Alpha II- Edmundo Encinas Jr e-mail or call 402-241-5911 

Essential Education- Chastity Warrior e-mail or call 402-241-5920

  1. Complete an NICC Application. All first-time GED students will need to complete an application at Apply Here 
  2. Select a GED Study program from the list above- Alpha II or Essential Education.
  3. Send an email or call your GED Tutor/Instructor
  4. Alpha II- Pri Morris E-mail or call 402-241-5911
  5. Essential Education- Chastity Warrior E-mail or call 402-241-5920
  6. Provide Supporting documentation
  7. Official GED Tests you have completed (if applicable)
  8. A copy of your CDIB/Tribal ID (if applicable)
  9. Release of Information (if applicable)
  10. If you would like to update a service provider, program, employer, or advocate on your progress, please complete the Release of Information form below. Often this form is used for GED students who are required to report their hours as part of a contract with a provider or employer.  Release of Information Form 
  11. Create an account on GED.com . This is where you will schedule your official test. More information on this below. To get started, this is a great place to learn about the GED and its 4 areas.
  12. Your login information should come soon via email, provided there is no waiting list. If you have questions, contact your GED Instructor. 

Alpha II 
Returning Alpha II Users can log into the website Click Here: All NICC GED students should be able to find their username and password within their email. If you experience any issues, you can contact your NICC GED Contact, Pri Morris at E-mail  

New users will need to first complete an NICC application (if you have not done so already) and contact your NICC GED Contact to get signed up. See details above. 

Essential Education 
Returning Essential Education Users can log into the website Click Here: All NICC GED students should be able to find their username and password within their email. If you experience any issues, you can contact your NICC GED Contact.  

New users will need to first complete an NICC application (if you have not done so already) and contact your NICC GED Contact to get signed up. It is also important to keep in mind that there may be a waiting list to become active in the program. See details above. 

Readiness to test in 1 of the 4 areas, can be measured in diverse ways through study programs, official pre-tests, etc. NICC’s GED Programs typically work through a 1,2,3 process when it comes to testing.  

  1. Study with NICC GED Study Programs until you are ready for testing.  
  2. Schedule an official GEDReady Practice Test on GED Website . At $6 this is a great way to see if you are likely to pass the official test.* 
  3. If your practice test is passed, you are recommended to schedule your official test on GED Website either at an official testing center or you may be able to take the online option in your own home: GED Test Scheduling. Discuss these options with your GED Tutor/Instructor.  

 

* If you are unable to pay for your GED practice or official test, please contact your GED Tutor/Instructor. Support may be available but is dependent on funding source availability.

Alpha II 
Contact Edmundo Encinas, GED Instructor at Macy Campus, E-mail or call 402-241-5911 

Essential Education 
Contact NICC’s Librarian/GED Tutor at Santee Campus- (Position vacant) 
In the meantime, Chastity or Megan can help support you. Chastity can be reached via E-mail or call 402-241-5920 and Megan can be reached via E-mail