High School Equivalency (HEP)

What is the High School Equivalency Program?

The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is designed to assist migrant and seasonal farm workers to earn their General Educational Development (GED®) certificate. If you or an immediate family member has worked on a an agricultural farm, warehouse, orchard or vineyard in the past two years, you may be eligible to obtain your GED® certificate for free. Take advantage of the free classes offered at CBC, tutoring and academic and career advising!

What does HEP provide?
  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Skills Assessments
  • Tutoring
  • College Visits and Tours
  • Social and Cultural Events
  • Career Planning
  • Referrals to Employment Agencies
  • Stipends
  • Textbooks & Supplies

Am I eligible?
You may be eligible for HEP if you:

  • Have not yet earned a high school diploma or a GED®
  • Are at least 16 years old
  • Can provide work documentation for yourself or an immediate family member in migrant or seasonal farm work in the past two years.
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Apply today! To get started with HEP, complete an English or Spanish application and contact us at 509-430-2164!


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