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® preparation, instruction and testing process in Oregon. The GED® program provides individuals with an opportunity to earn a GED® test credential, in place of a high school diploma. Earning a GED® test 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.