This article contains an overview of TASC (formerly GED®) prep facilities in New City and surroundings.
New York State uses the TASC for its high school equivalency (HSE) testing program.
The TASC measures knowledge at that level that’s similar to what may be expected of graduating high school students.
The diploma that you’ll receive after passing the exam is all over America accepted as equivalent to a high school diploma.
The TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) has five testing fields: Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Math, and Science.
The exam can be taken on paper or in a computer-based format. There is no online TASC or GED testing option.
In New York Stets, there is no cost for HSE testing which is only available for state residents.
New City GED (TASC) prep location
Rockland-Westchester Counties Literacy Volunteers
220 N Main St – New City, NY 10956 – Ph: (845) 708-9072
Literacy Volunteers of Rockland County offers TASC (formerly GED) instruction through some 150 volunteers at 17 libraries across Rockland County.
TASC prep sites around New City (cities by alphabet)
Rockland County Career Center
37 West Broad St – Haverstraw – NY 10927 – Ph: (845) 348-3500 ext. 3591
Mahopac Public Library
668 Route 6 – Mahopac – NY 10541 – Ph: (845) 452-5425
Huntington Learning Center
58 E Route 59 – Nanuet – NY 10954 – Ph: (845) 624-6800
BOCES Educational Resource Center (BERC)
131 N Midland Ave – Nyack – NY 10960 – Ph: (845) 348-3500 ext. 3591
Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Ave – Ossining – NY 10562 – Ph: (914) 231-3264
Peekskill Youth Bureau TASC Classes
829 Main St – Peekskill – NY 10566 – Ph: (914) 734-8418
Pace University (Westchester Campus)
861 Bedford Rd – Pleasantville – NY 10570 – Ph: (914) 773-3746
Southern Westchester BOCES
130 Beekman Ave – Sleepy Hollow – NY 10591 – Ph: (914) 332-1686
Southern Westchester Boces offers also TASC instruction in New Rochelle (914-937-3829, Sleepy Hollow (914-332-1686), Port Chester (914-524-9214), Bronxville (914-937-4521), Mamaroneck (914-524-9214), Elmsford (914-592-0849), and White Plains (914-524-9214).
Spring Valley Adult Career & Continuing Education
Pascack Plaza – 15 Perlman Dr – 2nd Fl – Spring Valley – NY 10977 – Ph: (845) 426-5410
Rockland County Career Center (Rockland Comm. Coll.)
145 College Rd – Suffern – NY 10901 – Ph: (845) 574-4224 / 348-3500 ext. 3591
65 Parrott Rd – West Nyack – NY 10994 – Ph: (845) 627-4700 / 348-3500 ext. 3591
Pascack Valley Literacy Volunteers
49 Park Ave – Westwood – NJ 07675 – Ph: (201) 664-7597
Rochambeau Alternative High
228 Fisher Ave – White Plains, NY 10606 – Ph: (914) 422-2420
Check all White Plains options here
Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Adult Education
200 BOCES Dr – Yorktown Heights – NY 10598 – Ph: (914) 248-2414
TASC prep classes are offered in Ossining, Peekskill, and Yorktown
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TASC testing centers in New City area
Rochambeau School HSE testing
228 Fisher Ave – White Plains – NY 10606 – Ph: (914) 422-2361
Passaic County Comm. Coll. TASC testing
1 College Blvd – Paterson – NJ 07505 – Ph: (973) 684-6202
EOC (Education Opportunity Center) Westchester
26 S Broadway – Yonkers – NY 10701 – Ph: (914) 606-7656
Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES Tech Center-Room 202
200 BOCES Dr – Yorktown Heights – NY 10598 – Ph: (914) 248-2417
Five TASC testing fields
New York State decided to exchange the GED® exam with the TASC exam per January 2014 for the purpose of HSE (High School Equivalency) testing. The TASC contains five subject tests in the academic areas of Math, Writing, Reading, Science and Social studies. To see if you are eligible for the TASC program, check out GED (TASC) in New York, and check out also this page that has links to all GED programs and test centers across America.
The most recent edition of the GED exam (introduced in January 2014) is only offered on a computer and the price almost doubled. New York State paid for the HSE exam so it opted for the cheaper TASC which is offered both on paper and on a computer. New York is one of only four states that offers its residents free HSE testing.
Online HSE testing is NOT possible. You must show up at an official testing center in person. To make sure the knowledge and skills assessed by the TASC exam will continue to match contemporary high school and industry standards, the exam undergoes regular updates. Holding the degree will bring better employment possibilities, and also allows for higher education.
The HSE diploma qualifies the holder for a multitude of opportunities. You will have your choice of any new career that suits you after completing the exam. The possibilities are truly boundless. The only task left will be bridging the skills, education and experience gap between your old life and your new career.
Many of these life skills are transferable to multiple career fields but additional experience and training may be necessary to obtain the perfect job for you in your new career. Once you pick your goal do the research and see what additional education, training or certifications may be required to reach your goal.
Before quitting your present job you may want to volunteer, find temporary work or an internship in your chosen field. This is called a parallel career by job placement experts and lays the groundwork for a full-time position.
It is especially important if you have been in the same job for many years. The odds are the job market has changed dramatically since that time and it allows you to acclimate to the new market. Many jobs nowadays are heavily reliant on computer skills, for example, so you may want to get some of that type of experience before you quit your day job.
Most of the general skills you have already learned when you studied for your GED exam but there may be more specific skills that you will need to hone before you jump into the job market. Other things you may want to look into are master networking, modern resume-writing techniques and maybe polishing up on your interview skills.