Oregon High School Equivalency Program
Oregon's High School Equivalency Program, administered by the HECC Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development (CCWD) oversees the GED® test preparation, instruction and testing process in Oregon. The GED® program provides individuals with an opportunity to earn a GED® test credential. Earning a GED® test credential can help individuals improve their chances to find work, increase earnings, and/or pursue additional education through community colleges, universities or training programs.
The HECC works in partnership with GED Testing Service (GEDTS)
, Oregon's 17 community colleges, and other state, community, county & local partners to provide GED® test preparation and testing to Oregonians across the state. The HECC provides leadership, technical assistance, training, professional development, and guidance in support of multiple programs; Some of these programs include the 2014 GED® test series to Oregon community colleges, the Oregon Department of Education GED Option Program, multiple 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.