This is an overview of GED® class locations and testing facilities in the greater Redding area.
California uses three options for HSE (high school equivalency) testing, the GED, TASC, and HiSET exams.
HSE testing gives individuals who never graduated high school the chance to obtain an equivalent degree.
The HiSET and TASC are available on-paper and on-computer while the GED is offered exclusively on a computer.
All three options measure academic proficiency at a level that compares to that of graduating HS seniors.
The GED exam has four subtests (modules) in Literacy, Social Studies, Math, and Science that must be completed within two years.
TASC and HiSET include five subtests (separate writing and reading tests) that can be taken separately as well.
Online HSE testing is NOT possible but online preparation is fine so benefit from these free practice tests for your GED, TASC, or HiSET exam.
Redding HSE prep locations
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Shasta College Student Learning Center (classes at Redding Public Library)
11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, CA 96001, Redding, CA 96001, Phone: 530-242-7711 / 247-6972
Skill Development Courses (SDEV) for the GED test are offered by Shasta College at no charge. GED classes are held at the Redding Library, 110 Parkview Avenue and the Tehama County Library in Red Bluff. For more information, please call 530-242-7711 or 530-247-6972
Redding Public Library (Shasta College)
100 Parkview Avenue, Redding, CA 96001, Phone: 530-242-7711 / 247-6972
Shasta Adult School HSE Classes
2200 Eureka Way, Redding, CA 96001, Phone: 530-245-2626
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Locations around Redding and in N. California (cities by alphabet)
Altura Adult Education
212 W 3rd Street, Alturas, CA 96101, Phone: 530-233-7103
Anderson Adult School
20083 Olinda Road, Anderson, CA 96007, Phone: 530-365-3334 (x 4300)
Bridgeville Community Center
38717 Kneeland Road, Bridgeville, CA 95526, Phone: 707-777-1775
Corning Adult School HSE Classes
250 E Fig Lane, Corning, CA 96021, Phone: 530-824-7414
Round Valley Indian Tribes Adult Education
P.O. Box 448, Covelo, CA 95428, 707-983-6194
Del Norte County Library
1080 Mason Mall, Suite 9, Crescent City, CA 95531, Phone: 707-464-7072
More Crescent City GED prep locations can be found here
Dunsmuir Adult Education
5805 High School Way, Dunsmuir, CA 96025, Phone: 530-235-4835
Scott River Adult School
450 Campus Way, Etna, CA 96027, Phone: 530-467-5279
Eureka Adult Education HSE Classes
2500 Cypress Avenue, Eureka, CA 95503, Phone: 707-441-2448
See all Eureka region prep sites on this page
Mountain Valley Adult Education
231 Oak Avenue, Hayfork, CA 96041, Phone: 530-628-5265
Lakeview Adult Education
357 N L Street, Lakeview, Oregon 97630, Ph: 541.947.4880
Plumas County Literacy Program
445 Jackson Street, Quincy, CA 95971, Phone: 530-283-6413
Red Bluff Adult Education Program
1135 Lincoln Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080, Phone: 530-527-5811
Tehama County Library (Shasta College)
645 Madison Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080, Phone: 530-242-7711 / 247-6972
Tehama County Department of Education (Adult Education Program) *)
900 Palm Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080, Phone: 530-527-7055
Red Bluff Parole HSE Program
22835 Antelope Boulevard, Red Bluff, CA 95080, Phone: 530-529-7700 x 225
Lassen County Adult School
1000 Main Street, Susanville, CA 96130, Phone: 530-257-4653
High Desert State Prison HSE Program
475-750 Rice Canyon Road, Susanville, CA 96127, Phone: 530-251-5100
This GED program is not available to the general public
190 Boles Street, Weed, CA 96094, Phone: 530-938-3231
Sutter County Adult Education Center
256 Wilbur Ave – Yuba City – California 95992 – Ph: 530.822-5120
See all Yuba City area HSE programs at GED Classes in and around Yuba City
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Redding area HSE testing centers
Shasta Learning Center
590 Mary Street, Building 7, Redding, CA 96001, Phone: 530-245-2626
Modoc County Office of Education
212 West 3rd Street, Alturas, California 96101, Phone: 530-233-7103
Alternative Education Office-Chico UDS GED testing
290 East Avenue (Room 20), Chico, California 95926, Phone: 530- 895-418
College of the Redwoods-Eureka
7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka, CA 95501, Phone: 707-476-4106
College Of The Redwoods-Mendocino
1211 Del Mar Drive, Fort Bragg, CA 95437, Phone: 707-962-2603
Tehama County Adult Education Center
900 Palm Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080, Phone: 530-527-7055
For who is the GED?
The GED program is set up for individuals who did not finish high school and gives them one more possibility to obtain a similar diploma of equivalent value. After passing the GED exam you will be given a diploma that is recognized as equivalent to a normal high school diploma and is accepted nationwide by employers and institutions of higher education.
No online HSE testing
The GED exam is done on a computer, but test-taking can only be done at an official testing center, the GED (or HiSET or TASC) exam is NOT available online, and websites with different information are fraudulent.
GED alternatives TASC and HiSET
Besides the new GED exam, California also provides two alternative testing programs for its residents, the TASC, and the HiSET examinations. These two alternatives offer besides computer-based tests also paper-based testing and will also lead to the High School Equivalency Diploma.
Today, the HSE program serves adults from all walks of life, helping numerous adults each year to attain personal goals, get better jobs, and start a college education. Applicants must be residents of California, be at least 18 yrs. or older (or be within 60 days of their 18th birthday), not be enrolled in another school program, and not already hold a secondary education degree. Exceptions exist for 17-year olds, so please seek advice from your nearest test center.
*) Red Bluff Adult Education Center
HSE testing is now also possible in Red Bluff. Tehama County’s Department of Education indicated that the Adult Education Center in Red Bluff is now a designated testing site where applicants can take the four GED or the five TASC or HiSET subtests. Students can take one GED test at a time if they wish, and scores count for two years from their initial registration. This does not count for the HiSET and TASC Holding the HSE diploma allows for a college education or get better-paying jobs and career change. The HSE diploma is seen as equivalent to a high school diploma. If you want more information, you can contact Red Bluff’s Adult Education Center at 530-527-7055.
How to Become a Medical Transcriptionist
With your GED, you can go to college. Check here what it takes to become a Medical Transcriptionist. Do you have the basic skills you will need to be a successful medical transcriptionist? There are many different career paths when it comes to medical transcription employment. But before you launch out, let’s explore some more basic skills you will need to have a successful medical transcription career. Do you have the keyboard skills necessary to become a successful medical transcriptionist? Keyboard skills do not just mean fast typing, although that skill is very important.
In most transcription platforms, there is also extensive use of function keys (the F1, F2, etc. at the top of the keyboard), and being able to use these is key (pun intended!) to achieving speed and ultimately earning more money.
Most jobs in medical transcription require the ability to type numbers quickly, as you will be typing lab test values, medication dosages, medical record numbers, to list just a few. Keyboard skills will, of course, develop over time but, the slower you type, the less money you’ll earn and/or the longer your work day will be until you can build that speed up.
Here’s another thing to consider. If you choose to work from home (as opposed to a hospital or doctor’s office), will you be able to handle the isolation? This is not technically a basic skill, but if you’re a social butterfly who needs a lot of attention, this is going to be difficult for you!
Try this…stay at home for 8 hours, don’t allow any visitors, limit phone calls to 2 minutes, eat a desk (preferably in front of a computer!), and see how you react. Did you feel neglected and in need of social interaction? Or did you love it and can’t wait to do it 5 days a week? There are jobs in medical transcription that allow you to work from home and also work in a hospital or doctor’s office. You will have to think carefully about which is best suited for you.
Another basic skill you need to consider is whether you are going to be able to sit for 8 hours a day and type on a keyboard. There are many transcriptionists who have health problems, and medical transcription allows them to continue earning money at home with access to their medications or health aids.
However, whether you have health problems or are as healthy as a horse, it takes a certain amount of fortitude to keep your south end (assuming you’re facing northbound) glued to the chair and typing steadily! Trust me, if you allow yourself to become distracted easily, it’s going to be tough on you.
A better option for you may be to work in a hospital environment where distractions are kept to a minimum. To summarize, if you really want or need to work from home, do you have the basic skill of concentration?
If you’ll allow a personal note, I did start out in a 2-bedroom condo with my “workspace” against a wall in the living room, sitting on a steno chair ($20 at the discount store), and a 3-year-old running around getting into everything. If someone came to visit while I was in the middle of a report, I had to make sure I minimized it so that no one saw the patient’s private record. However, I had set a personal goal for myself to earn a decent living from home and went through a lot of hardship to get there. So, the moral of the story is, if you are considering jobs in medical transcription and have a compelling reason to work from home, the ability to work hard, and the will to make it happen, then….welcome to my world!
As medical transcriptionists, our common goal is to maintain professionalism and quality. When you work in an office, this is traditionally done with business clothes, conservative haircut, professional demeanor, etc.
When you’re at home, your professionalism and quality can only come shining through in your work. This is a basic skill that can ultimately determine how much money you make, especially with companies that either pay more for high quality or deduct for mistakes!
So no matter which of the different types of jobs in medical transcription you decide to pursue, make sure your reports look as if you have a Ph.D. in perfection. When you’re starting your first medical transcription job, keep in mind that this will take hard work on your part. Those skills and abilities I talked about will come with practice but, don’t worry, it does become easier!
Things You May Not Know
Medical transcriptionists play a crucial role in the welfare of patients. Their work has to be accurate and timely to ensure healthcare officials are able to deliver exemplary services to individuals. Take a look at some vital facts about the industry and its workers.
1. Medical transcriptionists must be excellent listeners, fast typists, and skillful communicators. They must possess good hand-foot coordination since most of their work relies on how they simultaneously utilize foot pedals and key in texts. Also, they should be organized, open to critiques, detailed-oriented and okay with meeting strict deadlines.
2. The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity, or formerly known as the American Association for Medical Transcription, is an avid supporter and representative of medical transcriptionists. The organization’s main objective is to provide these professionals with news on the latest career opportunities and healthcare practices, increase awareness about policies, and give MTs a voice on the legislative front.
3. Because of the increase in procedures being handled over the Internet, many MT companies have resorted to collaborating with programmers and software specialists to enhance equipment and informational systems. For instance, many medical transcriptionists now rely on hand-held computers, or electronic organizers called personal data assistants (PDAs), to help them complete their work.
4. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical transcriptionists held nearly 105, 200 jobs last year. The expected growth in employment opportunities is high for the coming decade. The demand will heighten, particularly for the benefit of the elderly population who undergoes the most treatments and has a larger medical history than other groups. There will likely be around 13,000 new MT jobs annually for years to come.
5. The jobs of medical transcriptionists can take a toll on their health if they do not stay fit and exercise regularly. They are subject to eye, neck, wrist, back and joint problems because they must sit for long periods of time while they transcribe messages. Individuals in this profession should get in the habit of taking several breaks and getting regular massages to reduce issues.
6. Salary.com reports that the median salary for medical transcriptionists is $38,302 yearly.
7. Most medical transcriptionists work full-time 40-hour weeks. Some of them work part-time or solely evenings and weekends. Regardless of their schedules, they typically set their own hours, although a fraction of workers are on call all of the time.
8. Transcriptions can specialize in a multitude of areas. Subfields include, but are not limited to, radiology, pathology, dentistry, surgery, pain management, occupational therapy, and obstetrics.
9. Outsourcing is an increasingly popular trend in the medical transcription industry. The countries primarily involved are Canada, Barbados, Pakistan, and the Philippines.
10. There is room for advancement in the medical transcription industry, as many skilled professionals are promoted to supervisory roles or become owners of their own transcription business.