GED Classes Fresno, California

Last Updated on May 15, 2024.

This post contains an overview of GED classes in the Fresno region. Testing sites are also listed. California not only offers the computer-based GED exam for high school equivalency (HSE) testing.

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The state also embraced the HiSET exam for this purpose, which can be taken on paper and on a computer. HiSET and GED testing is possible online or at one of California’s official testing facilities. Read more below.

Both exams measure academic proficiency at a level that compares to that of HS students when they graduate.

You can prepare for the exams at a prep site with an instructor, and our free online GED classes and practice tests are also a great way to get started.

If you feel that an online course would be good for you, check out Onsego Online GED Prep, a complete course that is awarded the predicate “Fully GED Test-Aligned” by GED Testing Service®.

The HSE testing program gives adults who never completed high school the chance to acquire an educational credential that is equivalent to a regular HS degree.

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GED testing occurs via four separate tests (modules) assessing a candidate’s academic proficiency in:

  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Science
  • Language

The HiSET has five subtests since the Literacy section contains individual reading and writing tests.

You can complete the four GED modules one at a time, and the HiSET subtests may be taken separately as well.

To learn more about GED eligibility criteria and cost, visit this page: GED Testing In California. 

Fresno GED Prep Sites

Fresno Adult School César E. Chávez Adult Education Center
2500 Stanislaus Street, Fresno, CA 93721, Phone: 559-457-6000

Fresno Adult School Manchester Center
3402 N Blackstone Ave, Ste 245, 2nd floor, Fresno, CA 93726, Phone: 559-248-5780

Fresno City College HiSET Education (HS-158-Health Sciences #29)
1101 E University Avenue, Fresno, CA 93741, Phone: 559-244-2608/2609/2610

Ser-Jobs for Progress HEP (High School Equivalency Program)
255 North Fulton, Suite 106, Fresno, CA 93701, Phone: 559-452-0881
This program helps migrant and seasonal workers and their dependents earn their GED credentials.

Valley Dream Center Fresno GED Classes
1835 N Winery Ave, Fresno, CA 93703, Phone: 559-492-3324

Fresno EOC Conservation Corps YouthBuild
1805 East California Ave, Fresno, CA 93706, Phone: 559-263-8930

Owens Valley Career Development Center
5070 N Sixth Street, Ste 110, Fresno, CA 93710, Phone: 559-226-2880 ext. 411
The Family Literacy program promotes literacy for American Indian families in Fresno County. The Adult Education program provides Native American adults the chance to earn a High School or HSE Diploma.

C.L.A.S.S. (Central Learning Adult/Alternative School Site)
2698 N Brawley Avenue, Fresno, CA 93722, Phone: 559-276-5230

North Fresno Church (FACE-Fresno Area Community Enterprises)
5724 N Fresno Street, CA 93710, Phone: 559-431-3223

Fresno County Jail GED Program
1225 M Street, Fresno, CA 93721, Phone: 888-373-7011
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Locations around Fresno (Cities by Alphabet)

Lift Literacy Ctr
33367 Auberry Road, Auberry, CA 93602, Phone: 559-855-6252

Avenal Adult Education GED Classes
205 N Park Aveniue, Avenal, CA 93204, Phone: 559-386-9083

Cerro Coso Comm. College
4090 W Line St, Bishop, California 93514, Ph: 760.872.1565
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Caruthers USD Adult Education (@Marc High School)
13620 S Kincaid, Caruthers, CA 93609, Phone: 559-495-6440

Clovis Adult Education GED Classes
1452 David E Cook Way, Clovis, CA 93611, Phone: 559-327-2800

CalLearn Program
3500 Never Forget Ln, Clovis, CA 93612, Phone: 559-600-3644
The CalLearn Program aims to support pregnant and parenting teens with earning their GED or high school diploma. The program is located on the Fresno County Department of Social Services Clovis Campus.

West Hills College-Coalinga HEP Program
300 W Cherry Lane, Coalinga, CA 93210, Phone: 559.934.2430
The HEP (High School Equivalency Program) helps seasonal and migrant farmworkers and their family members 18 years old and up to obtain their GED diplomas.

Firebaugh Adult School
1666 Saipan Avenue, Firebaugh, CA 93622, Phone: 559- 659-3899

Madera Adult School HiSET Prep Classes
2037 W Cleveland Avenue, Madera, CA 93637, Phone: 559-675-4425

Mendota Adult Education
211 Smoot Avenue, Mendota, CA 93640, Phone: 559-655-4471

Wolfe Learning Center
732 W 13th Street, Merced, CA 95341, Phone: 209-381-5918/5926
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Yosemite Community Education Center
50200 Road 427, Oakhurst, CA 93644, Phone: 559-683-8801

Kings Canyon Adult School (Adult High School Diploma Program)
740 W North Avenue, Reedley, CA 93654, Phone: 559-305-7085

Tulare Adult School
575 W Maple Avenue, Tulare, CA 93274, Phone: 559-686-0225

Visalia Adult School
3110 E Houston Avenue, Visalia, CA 93292, Phone: 559-730-7646
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Online GED and HiSET

The GED and HiSET tests are now available online as well. In the past, to earn your HSE diploma, you had to show up at an official testing center and take the exam in person. That has changed.

For information about the “HiSET-At-Home” option, check out this article: Online HiSET Testing. To be able to take the GED exam online, candidates must first score in the “green zone” of the GED Ready test. You can learn more here: Online Proctored GED Exam.

Fresno Area GED Testing Centers

Fresno Central Unified School District (HiSET, GED)
2698 N Brawley Avenue, Fresno, CA 93722, Ph (559) 276-5230

Fresno Adult Education (HiSET)
2500 Stanislaus Street, Fresno, CA 93721, Ph (559) 457-6036

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Clovis Adult Education (GED, HiSET)
1452 David E Cook Way, Clovis, CA 93611, Ph (559) 327-2800/2856

West Hills College-Coalinga (HiSET)
300 Cherry Lane, Coalinga, CA 93210, Ph (559) 934-2793

West Hills College-Firebaugh (HiSET, Room 218)
900 O Street, Firebaugh, CA 93622, Ph: (559) 934-2430

Hanford Adult School (GED, HiSET)
905 N Campus Drive, Hanford, CA 93230, Ph (559) 583-5905

Kings County Office of Education (GED)
876 E D Street, Lemoore, CA 93245, Ph (559) 589-7026

West Hills College-Lemoore (HiSET, ACE North Room 711)
555 College Ave, Lemoore, CA 93245, Ph (559) 934-2430

Madera Adult School (HiSET)
2037 W Cleveland Ave, Madera, CA 93637, Ph (559) 675-4425

Tulare Adult School (GED)
575 W Maple Avenue, Tulare, CA 93274, Ph (559) 686-0225

Visalia Adult School (GED or HiSET testing)
3110 E Houston Avenue, Visalia, CA 93292, Ph (559) 730-7655/7646

Who is the GED Exam for?

California’s HSE (High School Equivalency) program is developed for adults who quit high school prematurely. The program offers them a chance to acquire a diploma that is equivalent to a high school diploma.

The GED program was introduced in 1942 and is recognized throughout Canada and the United States. Successfully completing the GED set of four tests will result in California’s high school equivalency credential.

The GED credential is the perfect stepping stone to getting a college education and is widely used for getting a good job and career advancement. Adults with a high school or GED diploma are expected to make around $9,500 more annually than those who do not have the credential.

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