In this post lists all GED® prep facilities and testing centers in the Arlington Heights area.
In Illinois, people who left high school without a diploma have multiple options to earn an equivalent degree.
The entirely computerized GED exam and the TASC and HiSET exams that can be taken on-paper or on-computer.
The Illinois HSE (high school equivalency) program offers adults without a high school diploma the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
The GED exam has four separate modules (subtests) that need to be completed with two years.
The GED testing fields are Social Studies, Literacy, Math, and Science.
The HiSET and TASC examinations include individual reading and writing tests, so five overall that can also be taken separately.
In Illinois, you additionally need to pass the state’s Constitution Test.
Arlington Heights GED prep facilities
Arlington Heights Adult Education & Family Literacy
2121 S Goebbert Rd | Arlington Heights | IL 60005 | Phone: (847) 718-7953
Forest View Educational Center (Spanish)
2121 S Goebbert Rd | Arlington Heights | IL 60005 | Phone: (847) 718-7911
Martes y Jueves de 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Locations around Arlington Heights (cities by alphabet)
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College of DuPage Carol Stream HSE Instruction
500 North Kuhn Rd | Carol Stream | IL 60188 | Phone: (630) 942-4888
Chicago Ctr For Literacy (University of Illinois)
1040 West Harrison St | Rm 1223 | Chicago | IL 60607 | Phone: (312) 413-1914
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Oakton Community College-Des Plaines
1600 East Golf Rd | Des Plaines | IL 60016 | Phone: (847) 635-1426
Lattof YMCA HSE Instruction
300 East Northwest Hwy | Des Plaines | IL 60016 | Phone: (847) 296-3376
Elgin Comm. Coll. GED Classes
B 1700 Spartan Dr | Bldg K – Rm K100 | Elgin | IL 60123 | Phone: (847)-214-6945
Check out all Elgin options on this page
College of DuPage ABE
425 Fawell Blvd | Glen Ellyn | IL 60137 | Phone: (630) 942-2400
College of DuPage offers also free Spanish HSE prep classes. Registration can be done in class. For more information call 630-942-3697
Glen Ellyn Faith Lutheran Church
41 Nort Park Blvd | Glen Ellyn | IL 60137 | Phone: (630) 682-5402 ext. 337
Enhanced Training Opportunities-Itasca
1099 West Hawthorn Dr | Itasca | IL 60143 | Phone: (630) 250-9440
Harper College Adult Education Program
1200 Algonquin Rd | Palatine | IL 60067 | Phone: (847) 925-6707
Palatine Opportunity Center HSE Classes
1585 North Rand Rd | Palatine | IL 60074 | Phone: (847) 776-9500 ext. 222
Maine South High (Alliance for Lifelong Learning)
1111 Dee Rd | Park Ridge | IL 60068 | Phone: (847) 825-7719
New American Initiative (Korean-American Community Services)
664 North Milwaukee Ave | Ste 213 | Prospect Heights | IL 60070 | Phone: (773) 583-5501 ext. 104
Villa Park Library (College of DuPage)
305 South Ardmore Ave | Villa Park | IL 60181 | Phone: (630) 942-3697
Wheeling High (Spanish Classes)
900 South Elmhurst Rd | Wheeling | IL 60090 | Phone: (847) 718-7911
Lunes y Miercoles de 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Walt Whitman Elementary (Spanish Classes)
133 Wille Ave | Wheeling | IL 60090 | Phone: (847) 718-7911
Martes y Jueves de 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Wood Dale Library
520 North Wood Dale Rd | Wood Dale | IL 60191 | Phone: (630) 766-6762 ext. 203
Woodstock High (MCC)
501 West South St | Rm A-362 | Woodstock | IL 60098 | Phone: (815) 455-8752
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Arlington Heights area GED test sites
College of DuPage HSE testing
425 Fawell Blvd | Glen Ellyn | IL 60137 | Phone: (630) 942-2852
Harper College HSE Testing
1200 Algonquin Rd | Palatine | IL 60067 | Phone: (847) 925-6707
Illinois Community Coll. Board HSE testing
1007 Church St | Evanston | IL 60201 | Phone: (847) 328-9795
St. Augustine Coll. HSE testing
1345 W Argyle St | Chicago | IL 60640 | Phone: (773) 276-9196
Truman College HSE testing
1145 W Wilson Ave | Chicago | IL 60640 | Phone: (793) 907-4732
What’s in the GED exam
A few years ago, the GED exam went through the most significant changes in the exam’s 70-year history, and people who pass the exam have proven to be ready and able to enter a job market that requires a high school education. See the page GED Illinois testing for eligibility criteria.
The General Education Development (GED) Test was changed in order to bring more scopes for adults to get polished their analytical skills and be competent. The GED exam assesses the mathematical aptitude, comprehension of English language and analytical skills of adults to make them more perfect and knowledgeable both in the workplace and life.
The GED exam addresses fundamental knowledge that high school students usually learn in four years and the GED comes with four individual sub-tests in the academic fields of literacy, math, science, and social studies. The GED test is modular, meaning that you can sit for the four subtests (modules) separately, while your test results are good for two years from the time you first register at MyGED on the website GED.com. You can sit for the five TASC and HiSET modules (subtests) separately as well.
GED Passing score
In early 2016, the minimally required score to pass each one of the GED subtests was lowered by 5 points to 145. This needed to be done because it was demonstrated that GED holders outperformed their high school counterparts considerably. Read more in this post: GED Scoring News. GED testing is NOT possible online. You need to come to a certified testing site. The HiSET and TASC tests come with their own scoring methods.
Maybe a job in Retail is right for you
To become a Sales Worker you need special knowledge or skills. Typically, there are no formal education requirements for retail sales workers. Most receive on-the-job training, which usually lasts a few days to a few months. The median hourly wage for retail salespersons was $11.47 in 2016. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.35, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $20.33.
Sales Worker Salary
- Average Annual Salary: $27,220
- Expected Lifetime Earnings: $1,130,000
Sales Worker – Education
In general, there no official education requirements that apply to retail sales workers. Most sales workers are receiving on-the-job instruction and training for a few weeks or several months. Most employers, though, want employees who are holding, at last, a high school or equivalent credential, and this applies specifically to companies who retail high-tech products or ‘big-ticket’ things like cars or electronics.
Larger stores and big retail chains usually have their own training programs that will take several days. During these training sessions, topics that are addressed include customer service, the store’s policies and procedures, security, and how to work with the cash register system.
Employees may receive additional training that relates to the product range that is being sold. Salespersons who are working in the cosmetics section may receive additional instruction on product types the store is offering, and what persons may benefit best from which product. Likewise, persons who are selling computers may receive instruction about all sorts of technical options and differences between certain products.
Sales Worker – The Job
A career in sales involves a lot more than mere selling and provides rewards beyond just a good income. Sales is a challenging and exciting field that will allow you to meet new people, learn new skills, acquire new information, and find solid employment without necessarily needing a post-secondary degree. Talented, confident salespeople are always in demand, and those who manage to hone their skills will be able to adapt them to any sales market.
Sales is a broad field and can involve diverse professional activities. Good companies offer a comprehensive training program that may include extensive resource materials, individual coaching from an expert salesperson, and regular constructive feedback from company managers. Once such a course has been completed, a professional salesperson will be expected to conduct on-going research into both products and the marketing industry itself; build and maintain a network of clients; set sales goals and devise marketing strategies; determine the needs of their customers and assess customer satisfaction.
A salesperson may need to use either direct or indirect sales techniques or both, and may also have to produce a variety of different computer-generated documents. These and other dynamic activities make every day of a salesperson’s workweek different from the last.
Integrity is key
Certain personality traits and skills are an advantage in any sales profession. The most essential trait one must possess is the desire to sell. Other important traits include creative and positive thinking, a general liking of other people, tenacity, curiosity, intelligence, self-confidence, an ability to handle rejection, and being achievement-oriented.
The core competencies of a successful salesperson include
- excellent communication skills
- an ability to conduct extensive research
- refined problem-solving capabilities, and
- highly developed critical thinking skills
A good salesperson must be self-motivated and highly organized, socially perceptive, an active listener, a good negotiator, service-oriented, polite and caring, and adept in the art of persuasion. Top salespeople have tremendous integrity and are able to keep both their companies’ and their customers’ best interests in mind.
There is an enormous range of sales positions to choose from, from selling tiny, tangible products to selling businesses large and small. You can even sell ideas. The financial payoffs in many sales careers can be immense, and the workweek doesn’t need to be excessively long. It is a demanding career, but if the work appeals to you and you have the basic traits and skills, it can be deeply rewarding.