GED Preparation


GED/HiSET Preparation

Do you want to pass the GED or HiSET? The GED/HiSET Preparation Program can help you gain the essential skills needed for the GED or HiSET, whichever test you plan on taking. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills in each area of the test: Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science. Separate classes for each of the subject areas are designed to give you the specific skills you need to pass each section. However, everything you learn will also prepare you for the next step on your educational or career path.

Earning your GED or HiSET pays! In 2020, full-time workers without a high school diploma had median weekly earnings of $619, compared with $781 for high school graduates. That is a 26% increase in pay! (United States Bureau of Labor Statistics) By earning a high school diploma or equivalent through one of the tests, you qualify for many more jobs and potential employers will see you have the foundational skills they are looking for.

Those who reach competencies may advance to develop skills for the workplace and to prepare for future educational opportunities.

Complete at least two courses and earn a Certificate of Competency, GED/HiSET Preparation.


GED/HiSET Preparation – Certificate of Competency (C-COMPE)

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The following is a sampling from the list of innumerable potential jobs requiring a High School Degree or less.

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Automotive Technician
  • Billing Clerk
  • Childcare Workers
  • Concierge
  • Court or Office Clerk
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Home Health & Personal Care Aids
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Insurance Appraiser
  • Loan Clerk/Counselor
  • Machinist
  • Maintenance & Repair Workers
  • Receptionists & Information Clerk
  • Transportation Inspectors

Earning your GED or HiSET by preparing through our program opens the door to a vast number of potential jobs and can expose you to many career options. It also provides the essential skills you need to advance to higher learning in college and for success in any field. After earning your GED or HiSET, there are many certificate and degree programs students can explore at LBCC which can lead to high-paying jobs and rewarding careers. 

  • Automotive Glass Installers & Repairers
  • Automotive Master Mechanics
  • Automotive Specialty Technicians
  • Billing, Cost, & Rate Clerks
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Concierges
  • Correctional Officers & Jailers
  • Counter & Rental Clerks
  • Court Clerks
  • Credit Authorizers
  • Credit Counselors
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Data Entry Keyers
  • Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
  • Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants
  • Forest & Conservation Technicians
  • Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll & Timekeeping
  • Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
  • Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, & Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  • Loan Counselors
  • Loan Interviewers & Clerks
  • Machinists
  • Medical Records & Health Information Technicians
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Office Clerks
  • Office Machine Operators, Except Computer
  • Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks
  • Police Patrol Officers
  • Receptionists & Information Clerks
  • Sailors & Marine Oilers
  • Secretaries & Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, & Executive
  • Security Guards
  • Ship Engineers
  • Title Examiners, Abstractors, & Searchers
  • Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants
  • Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
  • Word Processors & Typists
To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.


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What is the format of the class?

When you take our GED/HiSET Prep classes, you will meet with an instructor once per week in real time. You will access the class on Canvas where you will find all the materials and information about the class. Your instructor will assign due dates, but since much of the work is completed online, you can do so easily and conveniently. It is a good idea to complete all your assignments before your weekly meeting with the instructor so that you can ask questions about any material that you did not understand.

Are there any material or book fees?

No, all materials are provided in the course by your instructor.

Do you have to be an LBCC student to take the class?

Yes. To register for any of the classes, you must first enroll at the college. Please visit the Get Started website and select the student type that fits you best. If you only plan on taking GED/HiSET Prep. classes, Noncredit Student might fit you best.

Is attendance mandatory?

Yes. Students are required to attend class sessions to successfully complete the course.

What do I need to prepare for the class?

You will need regular access to a computer or laptop along with internet access. There are computer labs and free Wi-Fi across the college if you need either. Also, local libraries have laptop and hotspot loan programs. If you would like information on online learning, visit the college’s Online Learning or Online Student Readiness site for resources.

How do I earn a certificate?

In order to qualify, you must complete at least two of the GED/HiSET Prep classes. Your instructor will provide information on how to apply for an official LBCC certificate.

Where can I take the test?

Visit the GED or HiSET website and enter your zip code to find a testing location convenient to you.

Where can I get more information about the GED or HiSET?

You can browse either the GED or HiSET website.

What if I already passed some of the GED or HiSET subject tests?

Only take the preparation classes you need to pass the remaining sections.

Is there a fee for preparation?

No. Our courses are non-credit and therefore have no tuition. 

Whom can I contact for more information?

Emily Yasutomi 
Job Title: Faculty Instructional Specialist
Office Location: EE-206, Pacific Coast Campus
Phone Number: 562-938-3980