First Rung to College was started in response to people who wish to start college but did not graduate from high school.
First Rung to College will allow you to prepare for your GED and prepare for the move to college at the same time. The program will run for 16 weeks along with Lakeland's semesters. By the end of the program, participants will have completed an introductory college level course, Skills for College Success, and be test-ready for the GED. All classes will take place in Lakeland's classroom at the Kirtland main campus. Pretesting is available in Kirtland.
The Pathfinders Program is geared to the needs of African-American men who are interested in starting a college education.