Steps to Becoming a Student
1. Take the TABE
The Florida Department of Education requires that students entering a Workforce Education Certificate Program must have recently taken the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Exemptions are made for students who have proof of previous assessment or possess an Associate degree, or higher.
The TABE Assessment is given Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only; from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (You must be here at 7:30 am) Summer and holiday testing hours will vary. The evening TABE Assessment is given on Tuesday evenings at 5:00 pm. (You must be here at 4:30 pm)
You should allow two and one-half to four hours to complete the entire assessment and plan on an additional 15 minutes more in order to register and pay a fee before the test begins.
The fee for the TABE is $15.00 and is not refundable. A photo ID is required and please no shorts. Call for an appointment at 863.419.3060.
Meet with a counselor (high school or adult) in the Student Services Department to learn about program requirements. Then select your program of study.
Sign Up: At the conclusion of the TABE, you will be asked to register on our WATERS system where you will reserve your space in the class by paying your tuition and fees.
4. Financial Aid
Ridge Career Center's financial aid officers are available to help you explore opportunities to make your education affordable. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. If you want financial aid assistance, you should begin the financial aid application process as early as possible and see the Financial Aid Coordinator.
5. Start Class!
Ridge Career Center operates with four nine-week periods. For most Workforce Education Certificate Programs, a new student may start at the designated Intake Days throughout the year.
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Details about these steps are further discussed by calling us at 863.419.3060. We are here to make yours a positive and rewarding experience.
Registration & Student Services
Hours of Operation
- Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Friday 7:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
- Summer and holiday hours may vary and will be posted.