ABLE and Safety Training


Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE)


ABLE Is More Than A GED

To get a good job today, you need basic academic and workforce skills, and access to affordable, high-quality higher education options.  The idea is to improve your reading, math, writing or English skills, prepare for the GED test, prepare for college or an adult certificate training program or to get a better job. 

Class Schedule / Information & Registration / GED Practice Test

January 2015-June 2015

Program Information

The Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program of the Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division offers no-cost classes in GED preparation, math/reading/writing refresher skills, employability, and post-secondary entry preparation.

Classes are offered at various day and evening times in Piqua, Sidney, Troy, and Greenville. Participation in Information and Registration Session is required. These sessions are scheduled monthly. Prepare for the GED test through ABLE's no cost preparation classes then schedule and complete your test through Upper Valley Career Center's GED Testing Center.

 ABLE is a part of the Ohio Board of Regents/University System of Ohio.

Ohio Higher Ed University System of Ohio


Peg Morelli, ABLE Director
937.778.1078 or 1.800.589.6963

ABLE Office Location:

Garbry Conference & Learning Center
5 East State Route 36
Piqua, Ohio 45356


ABLE Class Locations:

Adult Technology Center (ATC)
8901 Looney Road

Classes Meet:
Mondays & Thursdays
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Mondays & Thursdays
5 PM – 9 PM

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
231 North Miami Avenue

Classes Meet:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5 PM – 9 PM

First United Church of Christ
120 South Market Street

Classes Meet:
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays
9 AM – 1 PM
Mondays & Wednesdays
5 PM – 9 PM

Edison- Darke County Campus
601 Wagner Avenue

Classes Meet:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9 AM – 11:30 AM & 12 PM – 2:30 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5 PM – 9 PM


ABLE Bridge Programs

Blended Bridge Program
Prepare for the next step with a solid foundation in health care, industrial or business office related courses. All students will take core courses consisting of: math, study/learning skills, and online learning management then branch off into specialty areas.
  • Health Care students will receive an introduction to: Medical Terminology and an Introduction to Nursing
  • Industrial students will receive an introduction to: Blueprint Reading, General Industrial Safety, Dimensional Metrology and Fundamentals of Electricity
  • Office Professional students will receive an introduction to: Windows 8.1, Internet Skills, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Publisher
Class Start Date: April 2015
Class Location: Upper Valley Career Center Adult Technology Center, 8901 Looney Road, Piqua
Class Cost: No charge
To Register: Call Mary Ellen Buechter at 937.689.0818. Space is limited. 


Mary Ellen Buechter, Bridge Program Coordinator