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 cannot 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
No availability for the public
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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
For all Yuma prep facilities click here
To check what you know take a free GED Practice Test.
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 on 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 the all the options. Conducting a 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.