Listed on this page is an overview of all GED® prep facilities and testing sites in the El Centro area.
California is using three options for HSE (high school equivalency) testing, the GED, HiSET, and TASC exams.
The HSE program is for individuals who left high school prematurely and gives the chance to earn an equivalent degree.
All three HSE exams assess fundamental knowledge at a level that compares to that of high school students after four years of education.
The HiSET and TASC are available both on paper and on a computer while the GED is fully computer-formatted.
The GED has four individual subtests in literacy, math, science, and social studies that must be completed within two years.
HiSET and TASC have two literacy tests (1 on writing and 1 on reading), so five in total that can also be taken separately.
El Centro GED prep classes
Central Union Adult Education
1302 S 3rd St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Phone: (760) 336-4555
El Centro Career Center
2795 S 4th St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Phone: (760) 337-5000
Center for Employment Training
294 S 3rd St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 337-6565
Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program
687 State St – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 482-2600
Herbert Hughes Correctional Center HSE Program
328 Applestill Rd – El Centro – CA 92243 – Ph: (760) 339-6367
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Prep sites around El Centro (cities by alphabet)
Brawley Adult Education
480 N Imperial Ave – Brawley – CA 92227 – Ph: (760) 312-5100 (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
Manzanita SCTCA Tribal Education
39-A Crestwood Rd – Boulevard – CA 91905 – Ph: (619) 766-3236
Robert Morales Adult Education Center
1201 Kloke Rd – Calexico – CA 92231 – Ph: (760) 768-3914
Calipatria State Prison Adult School
7018 Blair Rd – Calipatria – CA 92233 – Ph: (760) 348-7000
Not publicly available
Holtville Adult Education
522 W 8th St – Holtville – CA 92250 – Ph: (760) 356-1304
Imperial Valley College
380 E Aten Rd – Imperial – CA 92251 – Ph: (760) 355-6543
Imperial UDS Adult Education
219 North E St – Imperial – CA 92251 – Ph: (760) 355-4511
Crossroads Career Center GED Classes
944 S Arizona Ave – Yuma – AZ 85364 – Ph: (928) 783-9362
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El Centro area test centers
Imperial Valley College Testing Center
380 E Aten Rd – Imperial – CA 92251 – Ph: (760) 355-6450
Arizona Western College
2020 South Ave – Yuma – AZ 85365 – Ph: (928) 344-7641
Through ‘digitalization’, the registration and scheduling process for your GED tests has become extremely easy, and your test results will be available before you will leave the testing center’s premises. Testing over the internet is NOT possible and must be done face-to-face at certified testing centers. Check out GED testing criteria in California to find out if you qualify.
You must go to GED.com where a lot of GED program information is available and when you create your own account via MyGED you will be guided through the processes step-by-step. You need an email address (if you don’t have one you can create on right there online) and a major credit or debit card.
GED information and passing score
At MyGED, you can also find a lot of useful information about colleges and universities, employment developments, and training options. The GED has a scoring system where you needed to reach at least 150 points per separate test, but that has now changed. The new passing score is 145 points per test, so you cannot have less than 580 points overall. The passing scale runs 100-200.
GED and career shift
When you obtain your GED diploma you will be able to make a total career shift. But before doing that, think wisely about your decisions. The first thing you have to do is to have a plan. Perhaps the greatest mistake you can make is shifting from a career without having a plan. An effective career shift can take months so if you don’t have a plan, you will end up lost for a long period of time. It can prove very useful and even needful for you to get the assistance of someone while changing your career after obtaining your GED diploma.
If you have a mentor as you start this journey can be really important. Consider all options before making your final move. Do not change careers without conducting comprehensive research into all the options. Conducting thorough research before shifting career fields may help you find your dream career.
Remember that you have worked hard and now that you have your GED diploma qualification, there are more career possibilities open to you. You certainly deserve the best career now more than ever before.
Maybe becoming a Fashion Designer is right for you
With your HSE diploma, there’s nothing to stop you from becoming, for example, a Fashion Designer. To become a Fashion Designer you will need to have a good eye for color and shape.
Being a Fashion Designer is a highly rewarding job. There’s an amazing sense of accomplishment and joy seeing your final product on people and in stores. You would often work long hours and weekends in order to meet deadlines, for example at the launch of a new collection. Fashion designers earn average annual incomes of $73,690.
Fashion Designer Salary
- Average Salary: $73, 690
- Expected Lifetime Earnings: $2,923,000
Fashion Designer – Education
Most employers are looking for applicants who have a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a fashion design school. The schooling will provide you with the basic skills to be a fashion designer and gain the ability to network with potential employers. Those interested in opening their own shop or running a retail store will need to take marketing, merchandising, and other business courses sides.
Fashion Designer – The Job
A fashion Designers job is to create clothing, footwear, and accessories that the public wants to wear. Fashion Designers must predict the public’s future tastes and trends in types of patterns, colors, and styles. They will use fashion trade industry research or use their own judgment to predict what the public will wear. Major retailers buy these prototypes in order to create the clothing that they sell to the public. The process from concept to finished product can take up to two years forcing fashion designers to always staying a couple steps ahead of the current trends in order to stay relevant.
Fashion designers are observing trends and usually, they supervise and manage the development of experimental or new fashion lines. Clothing fashion designers additionally coordinate the development and production of women’s, men’s, and children’s clothes. Footwear designers are responsible for the design and production of men’s, women’s, and children’s shoes and boots.
Accessory designers are typically designing and coordinating the manufacturing of accessories such as glasses, hats, purses, belts, and various other accessories. There are fashion designers who specialize in specific sorts or types of clothing for certain body types, age groups, or for specific commercial industries.
Fashion designers perform specific tasks and duties. They will be following trends in the various sectors of the fashion industry, and they need to be able to see trends, and which designers will be appealing to consumers in the near future. Fashion designers must create and develop theme-based fashion lines and put collections together.
They often are required to oversee and manage the designs from scratch through production and generally use computer-aided software programs to develop their designs. They are required to visit trade shows to find new fabrics, to discover or follow new trends, or present their design. Fashion designers need to be able to work closely together and communicate with other designers and merchandisers and promote their designs and clothing lines to various retailers and consumers.
Generally, it requires between 18 and 24 months to come from design to production of a new fashion clothing line, and fashion designers are continually researching new fashion trends or following professional publications that do. These professional reports are detailing fabrics, popular styles, and colors. When they are ready with their research work, fashion designers will pay visits to trade shows in order to acquire fabric samples.
Fashion designers who work for large fashion firms, generally select the fabrics, the materials, and the colors to create their designs. They will supervise the entire development team to ensure optimal production of their designs. Large fashion firms generally hire specialized pattern designers and tailors to manufacture their fashion clothing lines, and usually, designers employed by smaller companies will be responsible for both pattern design and clothing line, as well as for supervising the entire production.
Many fashion designers ate working for apparel wholesalers that design and produce fashion clothing for the masses. Then there are specialized and often self-employed designers (often referred to as haute couture designers) who design custom-made clothes for a small group or individual and usually wealthy clients. Some fashion designers make their creations to fill up their own shops or to deliver their products to department stores.
Fashion Design Careers
The Fashion Design field offers several different career paths to choose from…
- Clothing Designers: Create men’s, women’s, children apparel for everyday life and for special activities they partake like outdoor activities or formal parties.
- Footwear Designers: Create different styles for sandals, boots, shoes, etc for what men and women walk around in every day.
- Accessory Designers: Create items men and women add to an outfit such as belts, bags, etc.
- Fashion Merchandise Designers: Manufacture, promote, buy, and sell all different types of fashion items.
Top Fashion Design Schools
1. Columbia College Chicago
2. Parsons The New School for Design
3. Pratt Institute
4. Fashion Institute of Technology
5. Savannah College of Art and Design
6. Columbus College of Art and Design
7. California College of the Arts
8. Massachusetts College of Art and Design
9. Cleveland Institute of Art
10. Kent State University