High School Program Graduation

Class # of credits
English 30
Math-including Algebra A & B 20
World Affairs 5
U.S. History A & B 10
U.S. Government 5
Contemporary American Problems 5
Economics 5
Science 20
Language/Fine Arts 10
Computer Eduation 5
Career Planning 5
Electives (work experience, vocational programs, challenge exams) 50
Total credits required to graduate 170

Students are required to pass all proficiency tests and fulfill the First Aid requirement in order to graduate.

General Eduation Development (GED)

A GED Certificate is deemed by California to be equivalent to a high school diploma for purposes of employment in all state and local public agencies. In addition, the certificate is recognized nationally (by most colleges, universities, and other agencies) as equivalent to a diploma.

What are the GED Tests?

The GED battery of tests include five tests, each measuring a number of major skills considered to be the result of a high school education. The questions in each of the tests require the use of general knowledge and thinking skills. Even though you have not finished high school, you have probably gained knowledge and skills through experience, reading, and informal training. The GED Tests are designed to measure the important knowledge and skills, usually learned during the four years of high school, that you may have obtained in a different manner.

Am I eligible to take the GED Tests?

You are eligible to take the tests if you are over the age of 18 and have not graduated from high school. It is recommended that you take a GED Preparation course prior to testing. The GED Test is not administered at CEC. A list of the nearest GED Testing Centers is available in the Counseling Office (Room 105).

Revised February 3, 2011

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