High School Outreach Program

CAHSEE Preparation Program

The program provides preparation courses in English and Math to help students pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in order to get their high school district diploma.

GED Preparation Program

The program prepares students in five subjects (writing, math, social studies, science, and reading) to be able to pass the GED high school equivalency exam, which is the equivalent of a high school diploma for those who did not finish high school.

High School Diploma Program

*Pasadena City College CEC is updating the High School Diploma Program.  For more information about the new the Adult High School Program (AHSDP) plase click here

The program requires students to complete 170 units for graduation, which includes coursework in English, Mathematics, World Affairs, U.S. History, U.S. Government, Contemporary American Problems, Economics, Science, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Computer Education, Career Planning, and Electives. Students are awarded a California State issued high school diploma upon satisfactory completion of the prescribed courses.


Most programs are offered at no cost. Students only pay for textbooks.


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Revised February 27, 2014

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