General Education Development Certificate (GED) Program
The General Education Development (GED) program is Oregon's High School Equivalency Program, administered by the HECC Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD). The GED program provides individuals with an opportunity to earn a high school equivalency credential, in place of a high school diploma. Earning a GED credential can help individuals improve their chances to find work, increase earnings over their lifetime and/or pursue additional education through community colleges, universities or training programs.
The HECC works in partnership with GED Testing Service (GEDTS)
, the 17 community colleges and other state, community, county and local partners to provide GED preparation and testing to Oregonians across the state. The HECC provides leadership, technical assistance, training, professional development and guidance in support of the 2014 GED® test series to Oregon community colleges, the Oregon Department of Education Options Program, many community programs, and over 70 test sites across Oregon.
To serve as a bridge to higher education, trade schools, apprenticeship programs and employment opportunities for Oregonians who have not earned a high school diploma.