Listed here are all GED® prep facilities and testing locations in the Cranston area.
Rhode Island is using the computerized GED exam for its HSE (high school equivalency) assessment program.
The HSE program is for people who, for some reason, dropped out of high school and gives them the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
The GED (General Education Development) exam has four separate subtests in Literacy, Social Studies, Science, and Math.
You can take these subtests, or modules, one at a time as long as you complete the entire GED battery within two years.
Cranston GED prep sites
Cranston Adult Education
83 Rolfe Square – Cranston – RI 02910 – Ph: (401) 270.8185
Cranston Alternative Learning
205 Norwood Avenue – Cranston – RI 02905 – Ph: (401) 270.8166
Cranston Skills Center
656 Park Avenue – Cranston – RI 02910 – Ph: (401) 562.8326
Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP-Learn to Earn Program)
311 Doric Avenue – Cranston – RI 02910 – Ph: (401) 562.2252
Cranston Alternative Education Program
4 Sharpe Drive – Cranston – RI 02920 – Ph: (401) 270.8166
Cranston Adult Education
41 Heath Avenue – Cranston – RI 02910 – Ph: (401) 785.8166
Institute for Labor Studies and Research
99 Bald Hill Road – Cranston – RI 02920 – Ph: (401) 463.9900
Rhode Island Department of Corrections
15 Fleming Road – Cranston – RI 23219 – Ph: (401) 462.1415
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Locations around Cranston (cities in alphabetic order)
Danielson NE Education Center (EASTCONN)
111 Connecticut Mills Avenue – Danielson – CT 06239 – Ph: (860) 779.3770
Danielson Goodwill Education Center (Killingly Community Ctr)
185 Broad Street – Second Floor – Danielson – CT 06239 – Ph: (860) 774.0085
Tri-Town Community Action Agency HSE Classes
1126 Hartford Avenue – Johnston – RI 02919 – Ph: (401) 519.1903
Killingly Adult Education (EASTCONN)
562 Westcott Road – Killingly – CT 06239 – Ph: (860) 455.0707
Com. Coll. of Rhode Island (Liston Campus)
1 Hilton Street – Providence – RI 02905 – Ph: (401) 455.6059
See all Providence area possibilities on this page
Community Action Westbay HSE Classes
205 Buttonwoods Avenue – Warwick – RI 02886 – Ph: (401) 732.4660 (x 136)
You can find all Warwick prep sites here
Cranston area GED test centers
Cranston Alternative Education GED testing
205 Norwood Avenue – Cranston – RI 02905 – Ph: (401) 270.8166
Community College of Rhode Island GED testing
One Hilton Street – Providence – RI 02905 – Ph: (401) 455.6059
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When you have successfully taken all four individual GED subtests you’ll be awarded the Rhode Island High School Equivalency Diploma, a credential that’s nationally recognized and accepted in the same way as a common high school diploma by employers and institutions of higher education. Please note that online GED testing is NO option. You’ll have to show up at an authorized testing site and sir for the four GED subtests in person. The tests are modular and you’ll need to pass all four tests within two years to earn your diploma.
If you want to see if the GED track is something for you and whether you qualify, check out this post: GED testing in Rhode Island. You may also be interested in this post that has links to all U.S. GED prep sites and testing facilities. The Rhode Island cost for the entire exam is $120, or $30 per subtest. In 2014, however, the state passed legislation to pick up that tab for low-income RI residents.
Check out this GED News post if you want to learn all about the GED passing score that was reduced in early 2016. It was decided to lower it by five points to 145 on each of the four GED subtests. It was clearly set too high when the new GED program was rolled out across the nation in 2014.
What you need to do is sign up for one of the above listed GED prep classes or get a few books from your local library and study on your own. Online classes are another good option, especially for people living in remote portions of the state. and whatever preparation you take, make sure you will receive our GED certificate! You will boost your own income, but on top of that you will improve your loved ones’ lives and help the economy as well. Becoming a GED graduate is a great achievement and starting with your preparation is the first important step on the road towards a better life.
One test at a time
At the new GED exam, you don’t need to take the entire battery in a row anymore. You can take one of the four tests (also called modules) when you are sufficiently prepared as long as you complete the entire GED battery within two years!
Career Perspectives – Rotary Drill Operators Oil and Gas
To become an Oil And Gas Drill Operator you have knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. Oil and gas rotary drill operators are employed mainly in oil and gas extraction and in firms offering support for mining. Most oil and gas rotary drill operators work full time, but they often have to work overtime. Oil and gas drilling rigs usually operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Oil And Gas Drill Operator Salary
- Average Yearly Salary: $56,160
- Projected Lifetime Earnings: $2,194,650
Oil And Gas Drill Operator – Education
‘Drillers’ will usually require a high school or GED test diploma as well as some vocational training or coursework related to the oil and gas industry. There are positions for which an associate’s (or sometimes even a bachelor’s degree) may be needed, but those occasions are few. To become employed in this industry, applicants, in general, are required to have at least one year of relevant work experience.
Workers may be qualifying for quite a few oil and gas or mining jobs with limited formal education, but many positions require specific educational education, and internships are highly recommended. Though not required, most employers prefer to hire workers for drilling jobs that have completed their high school or GED diploma. For engineers, having a bachelor’s degree in engineering is required. Students should really participate internships during their college education if they think about a career in oil and gas. This is the way to secure a job.
Oil And Gas Drill Operator – The Job
Oil and gas rotary drill operators operate or set up a system of drilling to reach underground oil or gas. They may also, during the exploration phase, be removing samples of specific layers of soil for testing. Oil and gas drill operators perform all physical aspects of drilling that later petroleum engineers need to put their plans in place. These rotary drill operators are handling the equipment to dig wells to remove natural oil and gas resources. These experts are the professionals that reach the vast oil and gas fields that are hidden underground, be it beneath a desert, or under a sea.
Where do they work?
Oil and gas drill operators work mostly in the world of oil and gas extraction. They are usually employed by firms that offer support for companies that are active in oil and gas mining. Oil and gas extraction sites are found everywhere, inland waters, on land, or at sea. Sites out at sea are labeled offshore. There have been many times, for example during hurricanes, that offshore drilling and production facilities and oil rigs in coastal regions had to be evacuated.
Rotary drill operators have to cope with a higher rate of non-fatal injuries than the national average, and there is a constant need for training, education, and safety inspections to minimize incidents and to optimize safety in a setting securely working is of eminent importance. Decent knowledge application of protective gear, for example, hard hats and gloves, will minimize the risks at drilling and production sites. Another health threat is caused by the constant noise caused by drilling equipment which complicates required communication, so these drilling workers are really required to obey to safety instructions issued by supervisors or experienced colleagues.
The work of oil and gas drill operators makes that they mostly are full-time employed and that they frequently need to work overtime. The oil and gas rigs typically are operational 24/7 meaning there can be no flow in operations. Those who work at land drilling rigs normally make shifts of 8 to 12 hours and there are land drilling rig operators that are working seven days per week with no days off the rig before the well is completed.
In general, these professionals work one or two weeks on, and then the same amount of time off. As the locations offshore oil rigs are often very remote, some workers will be required to live on the site for weeks in a row. They often work 12-hour shifts, but can later enjoy extended leave periods onshore. Herein lies the explanation of why part-time workers are hardly seen in this industry and part-time job opportunities are very rare.
Tasks of rotary drill operators
Rotary drill operators (also referred to as drillers) typically perform tasks such as implementing well plans, maintaining drill rigs, introducing and implementing safety procedures. They are required to train crews to work securely and effectively, and the need to move levers and throttles and observe a number of pressure gauges to control rotary tables’ speeds and for regulating the pressure of tools that are placed at the drill holes’ bottoms. They need to observe gauges that are monitoring well flow and prevent overflow.
They also need to keep records of the location and nature of certain layers that are drilled, of the used tools and materials, of the services that were performed, and of how much time the operations required. It is also their task to start pump operations and examine this to make sure circulations are optimal and to ensure the consistency of drill fluids or mud in a specific well. They can use highly specialized tools for the recovery of broken or lost bits of equipment, drilling pipes, or casings.
How much can they make?
In 2016, oil and gas rotary drill operators had median hourly wages of $25.56, and their average yearly earnings were around $56,160 as reported by the BLT (Bureau of Labor Statistics).