College and Career Readiness Center FAQs
What is the High School Equivalency Test? Is it the same as the GED?
There are two ways to earn your High School Equivalency Certificate: By taking the G.E.D. (General Education Development) Test, or by taking the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test). Regardless of the test taken, the end result is the same: students earn a High School Equivalency Certificate. This certificate and a high school diploma are technically the same, which means they can both be used for employment and for entry into post-secondary education/training programs and the military.
At the CCRC, we prepare you for and offer the HiSET.
- Register with the College and Career Readiness Center in your community, and commit to attending a prescribed number of hours.
- Take an initial assessment of your skills
- Complete the Career Services course
- Establish short and long-term goals using Task and Timeline guidelines.
- Complete at least 30 hours of instruction.
- Take and pass an Official Practice Test
- Take an official HSE exam.
- Contact your local testing Center (see below)
HiSet Age Waiver Information
- Students must be 18 years of age to take an HSE examination
- Students who are 16 & 17 years old, must complete an age waiver application and have this application approved by the State of Wyoming before they are allowed to take an HSE examination.
- All age waiver candidates must complete a program of study from a local College and Career Readiness Center
- Age waiver applications may be obtained from a local College and Adult Education Program. Page one of the applications is a demographics form, which must be completed by the applicant. This form requires parental/guardian consent and must also be signed by the applicant. Page two of the application is a Withdrawal Verification. This must be completed and signed by the local school district office. Page three is a Pretest Verification form. This form is retained by the local Adult Learning Center and is completed after the candidate satisfactorily passes an Official Practice Test.
HiSET Test Information
The purpose of the ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET™) is to certify a candidate’s attainment of academic knowledge and skills equivalent to those of a high school graduate. HiSET™ scores will identify those candidates who have performed at a level consistent with high school equivalency. Information from the HiSET program also will help identify areas in which candidates are career- and college-ready, as well as areas in which additional preparation may be needed.
Candidates will be tested in five core areas: Language Arts – Reading, Language Arts – Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Descriptions of each of these five tests are contained in this document. Included with the descriptions are sample items that illustrate the types of items that will appear on the test. The HiSET™ Practice Tests allow the candidates to view sample content and item types and provide them with general information about their level of preparation for taking the operational form.
For more information about the HiSET exam, please click the following: http://hiset.ets.org/states_educators
Currently, the G.E.D. test is not offered at EWC. See the G.E.D. testing site for more information http://www.gedtestingservice.com/educators/ged-test-on-computer
Students who earn a High School Equivalency Certificate may also be eligible for a Hathaway Scholarship. Interested students should contact the local College and Career Readiness instructor or the Financial Aid office at the College.
What will the program cost me?
All of our services to our students are free. You don’t pay anything to come to the College and Career Readiness Center, for your materials, or to take the tests we need to give you in class.
When you’re ready to take the HiSET, there are fees involved:
- $10.75 per section (there are 5 sections)
- $15 one-time test fee
Don’t let cost deter you, though. We have programs and scholarships to help with those costs, and if you are under 25, we partner with DWS to help you get paid for your study time and for each test you pass.
How long will it take me to earn my High School Equivalency?
That is much more dependent on you than on us. Students who attend class daily and make it a top priority complete the program faster and easier than students who are inconsistent with their attendance.
How do I prepare to take the HiSet?
High School Equivalency Certificate (HSEC) Preparation
If you’re ready to earn your High School Equivalency, this is the place for you. We prepare you for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), which is similar to the GED, and functions like a high school diploma.
The HiSET has 5 tests:
- Social Studies
We will work with you to create a personalized curriculum that prepares you to take and pass each of the five tests. To get started, click here to register.
Transitions to College
Qualified participants may enroll in this course concurrently while enrolled in other College and Career Readiness courses. The course is designed as a general orientation and transition to college programs whereby participants will begin to explore and understand the college environment, learning to identify and utilize campus and community resources to enhance the academic experience.
General College and Career Readiness
This course equips students with the skills needed to strengthen reading, writing, mathematics, and computer literacy abilities so that they are prepared to enter post-secondary and/or the workforce.
English Language Acquisition (ELA) Programs
These courses are designed to help eligible individuals who are English language learners achieve competence in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension of the English language, mathematics, and Civics so that they are prepared to enter post-secondary and/or the workforce in the United States.
Where are the testing centers located?
Testing Centers in the EWC service area
|Site||Contact Person||Phone Number||Type of Test Available|
|Douglas, Wyoming||Jamie Sullivan||307-358-5622||HiSET Computer-based|
|Lusk, Wyoming||Kim Russell||307-532 8280||HiSET Paper-based|
|Moorcroft & Sundance, Wyoming||Katie Thomas||307-756-9800||HiSET Paper-based|
|Newcastle, Wyoming||Kim Conzelman||307-746-3603||HiSET Computer-based|
|Wheatland, Wyoming||Kathy Garton||307-322-2433||HiSET Paper-based|
|Torrington, Wyoming||Jo Ellen Keigley||307-532-8288||HiSET Computer-based|
Community Contact Information
- Torrington Police: 532-7001
- Sheriff: 532-4026
- Ambulance: 532-7052
- Hospital Emergency Room: 532-4559
- Family Violence/Sexual Assault: 532-5050
- Banner Medical Clinic: 532-2107
- Community Hospital: 532-4181
- Goshen County Public Health: 532-4069
- Medical Office Building: 532-8758
- Community Drug: 532-2107
- Vandel Drug: 532-2214
- Platte River Family Dentistry: 532-4448
- Griggs Family Dentist: 532-3227
- Hartman Family Dentistry: 534-1988
- Eastern Wyoming Eye Clinic: 532-2060
- Torrington Vision Clinic: 532-4091
- Wyoming Workforce Services: 532-4171
- Child Care Finder: 532-1122
- Department of Family Services: 532-2191
- Wyoming Family Literacy (NOWCAP Even Start): 532-4682
- Family Care Giver Support: 532-2796
- Family to Family: 532-8871
- Goshen County WIC Program: 532-5881
- Goshen County Youth Alternatives: 532-7784
- Alanon: 532-2172
- Alcoholics Anonymous: 534-+2172
- Caring and Sharing: 532-2796
- Diversified Services, Inc.: 532-5911
- Goshen County Ministerial Association: 532-2977
- Goshen County Victim’s Assistance: 532-4428
- Land of Goshen Ministries: 532-384
- Overeaters Anonymous: 532-7603
- Salvation Army: 532-7181
- Veterans Administration: 1-800-827-3188
- Wyoming Legal Service: 1-888-634-1566
- 1st Steps Christian Preschool: 532-5801
- Wee Pals Preschool: 532-4377
- Torrington Learning Center: 532-7068
- Valley Christian School: 532-3133
- Goshen County School District: 532-4046
- St. Joseph’s Children’s Home: 532-4197
- National College Transition Network
- Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESOL Classroom curriculum guide
- E-Learning PD
- LINCS Resource Collection
- LINCS Learning Portal
- Career Pathways Toolkit, US Department of Labor
- Accelerating Opportunity Virtual Academy
- Adult College Completion Toolkit
- Career Pathways and College Transitions from Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning (TCALL)
- PA Adult Education Resource for Career Pathways
- Strategic Employer Engagement: Building Dynamic Relationships with Employers in Teen and Young Adult Employment Programs.
- Career Pathways Toolkit from the Community College Bridges to Opportunity Initiative
- Integrating Adult Basic Education into Career Pathways
- Indiana River State College Adult Education Career Pathways Program
- Career Pathways on Wikipedia
- Career Assessments
- Workforce One
- a Career Pathways model and toolkits for contextualized services for instructors
- Wyoming Long Term Industry Projections, 2012-2022
- Postsecondary Readiness: A Paper
- Internet TESOL Journal
- Adult ESL & the Community
- Adult Career Pathways
- Evaluating Deaf Students’ Readiness to Meet the English Language and Literacy Demands of Postsecondary Educational Programs.
- First Find
- Read Works
- English for Everyone
- Teachers Pay Teachers
- Tumble Book Library
- Graphic Organizers
- Teaching documents
- Equation solver
- Flash Cards
- National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
- Geometry Games, activites, worksheets, etc.
- PBS Learning Media for math.
- STEM Projects
- Futures Channel
- Adult Learning Activities for science and technology
- Graph Paper
- ESL Modules
- Teaching Channel
- Interactive Graphic Organizers
- Adult Education Online
- Aztec Learning
- CAELA Adult ESL Resources
- CTB Online Assessment System
- GED® Test Info
- How to Learn
- Interesting Things for ESL Students
- Kahn Academy
- Literacy Pro Systems
- Spin and Spell
- The GED® Test on Computer
- Thinkfinity Resources
- U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services
- Tests Of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Progress Checks
- North Star Basic Computer Skills Certificate Program
- Computer Literacy Instructional Resources
- Digital Storyteller
- Digital Storytelling
Adult Education in Wyoming
Adult Education centers in Wyoming are open year-round and welcome new students at any time. There are typically no costs associated with registration but attendance and testing restrictions do apply once you are registered. If you are a new student, you will be able to make an appointment for your initial assessment to determine what level(s) you need to be placed into. To learn more visit the Adult Education Experience website.