This is an overview of GED® prep facilities and testing locations in the Bakersfield region.
California welcomed the GED for its High School Equivalency (HSE) testing program.
Additionally, the state embraced the TASC and HiSET which can be taken both on paper and on a computer.
The HSE test gives persons who never finished high school the opportunity to earn an equivalent diploma.
The GED is fully computerized while the TASC and HiSET are offered both on-computer and on-paper.
The GED includes four separate modules (subtests) in Literacy, Math, Social Studies, and Math, that must be completed within maximally two years.
The TASC and HiSET exams come with individual Literacy writing and Literacy Reading, so five subtests overall, that may also be taken separately.
Bakersfield GED prep sites
Bakersfield Adult School
501 S Mt Vernon Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93307, Phone 661-835-1855
Kern Literacy Council
331 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, Phone 661-324-3213
Santa Barbara Business College
5300 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309, Phone 866-749-7222
Greenfield Union School District
1624 Fairview Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93307, Phone 661-837-6000
Cal-Learn HSE Program
2707 F St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, Phone 661-324-0294
The Mission at Kern County
816 East 21st St, Bakersfield, CA 93305, Phone: 661-325-0863
Bakersfield Job Spot
1501 Panama Ln, Bakersfield, CA 93307, Phone: 661-396-4990
Re-Entry Education Attainment Program (Kern HS District)
Career Resource Department, 2727 F St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, Ph: 661-322-7492
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Locations around Bakersfield (cities by alphabet)
Arvin Learning Center (Farmworker Institute of Education & Leadership Development)
141 North A St, Arvin, CA 93203, Phone 661-854-0367
Delano Adult School
1811 Princeton St, Delano, CA 93215, Phone 661-720-4173/4120
Cerro Coso Community College-Kern River Valley Campus
5520 Lake Isabella Blvd, Lake Isabella, CA 93240, Phone 760-379-5501
Lamont Elementary School District Migrant Education Program
7915 Burgundy Ave, Lamont, CA 93241, Phone: 661-845-0751
Palmdale Job Corps
1420 W Avenue I – Lancaster – California 93534, Phone 661.951.9972
Want to see all Lancaster area HSE courses? Visit: Lancaster GED Courses
McFarland Adult Education (San Joaquin High)
599 Fifth St, McFarland, CA 93250, Phone: 661-792-6312
Literacy Council-Indian Wells Valley
1260 Sage Crt, Ridgecrest, CA 93555, Phone 760-446-5227
Cerro Coso Community College (Learning Assistance Center)
3000 College Heights Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555, Phone 760-384-6380
Cerro Rosso offers HSE prep classes in Ridgecrest, Bishop, Lake Isabella, and Mammoth Lakes
Sierra Sands Adult School (High School Diploma Program)
348 Rowe St, Ridgecrest, CA 93555, Phone 760-499-1725
SSAS graduates receive a high school diploma, not a GED
College of the Canyons-Valencia Campus
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355, Ph 661.362.3300
For all Santa Clarita prep courses visit: Santa Clarita GED Programs
John Muir Charter School (Shafter Learning Center)
341 State Ave, Shafter, CA 93263, Phone 661-746-5160 (alternative HS track)
Taft College HSE Classes
29 Cougar Court, Taft, CA 93268, Phone 661-763-7854
West Kern Adult Education Network (at Fort)
915 N 10th St, Suite 34, Taft, CA 93268, Phone: 661-745-4315
West Kern Adult Education Network (Buena Vista High)
900 N 10th St, Suite 34, Taft, CA 93268, Phone: 661-745-4315
FIELD (Farmworker Institute of Education and Leadership Development)
410 West J Street, Ste A, Tehachapi, CA 93561, Phone 661-822-4381
Tehachapi Adult Education (Monroe High School)
126 South Snyder Avenue, Tehachapi, CA 93561, Phone 661-822-2112
California Correctional Institution (Tehachapi Mountain Adult School) *)
24900 California 202, Tehachapi, CA 93561, Phone 661-822-4402
Not available to the public
Proteus Inc HSE Program
224 NW Third Ave, Visalia, California 93291, Ph: 559.627.0100
For all Visalia area options, click here
Wasco Union High School District
2100 Seventh St, Wasco, CA 93280, Phone 661-758-8447
Independence High School HSE Program
1445 Poso Dr, Wasco, CA 93280, Phone: 661-758-7450
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Bakersfield area HSE testing sites
Bakersfield Adult School
501 S Mount Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93307, Phone 661-835-1855
College Assessment Center
1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93305, Phone 661-395-4468
Delano Adult School
1811 Princeton Street, Delano, CA 93215, Phone 661-725-4000
Cerro Coso Community College
3000 College Heights Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555, Phone 760-384-6209
Tehachapi Adult Education
126 South Snyder Avenue, Tehachapi, CA 93561-1513, Phone 661-822-2169
Adults who wish to earn their high school equivalency diploma also have the option to take the GED test at the certified and fully operational testing center at Monroe High School in Tehachapi.
CDCR-CA Correctional Institution Tehachapi
24900 California 202, Tehachapi, CA 93581, Phone 661-822-4402
Check also free Fresno GED Classes
Computer-based GED testing
The GED exam has four separate tests that cover the subject fields of Literacy, Math, Social Studies, and Science. The GED is exclusively offered on a computer whereas the HiSET and TASC can be taken both on paper and on a computer. The HSE diploma is across North America accepted in the same way as a common HS diploma by employers, government agencies, and colleges and universities. Not all California testing sites administer all three options, so check with a test center near your for their options.
The HSE goal
The aim of the HSE (High School Equivalency) exam is to assess whether you have mastered common knowledge and skills that you’d usually get during the 4 years of the high school training. You are not expected to remember all those definitions, facts or details but instead, you should demonstrate the ability to think rationally about different issues.
You must have a minimum of a 9th-grade reading level. In other words, you should have the ability to read and understand newspaper columns, forms, and letters as well as have a good mastery of addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication. Visit GED in California for qualification criteria.
Learn to prepare well
Passing the GED test is not so difficult when you develop strong reading and thinking skills. Prepare yourself early and you’ll have an easy time during the D-Day. Listed above is a list of GED classes in and around your community which you should check out. There have been many changes to the GED test and the latest changes were massive and became effective just a few years ago. The newest adjustment aligned the test with Common Core Standards.
Use also this website’s free GED video program to get ahead fast.
What are the Common Core Standards?
As the name suggests, they are a set of standards that clearly state what each student should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level. They are implemented in all states across the country and give students, parents, and teachers a common goal to which they strive to achieve.
*) Tehachapi Mountain Adult School
California Correctional Institution’s Tehachapi Mountain Adult School offers HSE instruction to enable inmates to acquire and develop skills that will be very useful once they return to the outside world. The school’s programs also include schooling in professional skills such as auto body repair, construction, building maintenance, and office services.
The school works hard on job building skills because they don’t want the inmates to come back to prison. The skills gained here allow inmates to become members of their communities and better family members.