GED or HiSET Preparation

The GED or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) Preparation program offers students an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pass a national high school equivalency test, including the GED® or HiSET® exam. Topics include science, math, social studies, reading and writing.

There is no charge for preparation classes; however, there is a fee for final testing. For more information, call College and Career Readiness Programs at 704.330.6129.

GED or HiSET Preparation

CPCC offers two assessment options for earning a High School Equivalency Diploma.  Applicants can take either the:

  1. General Educational Development (GED®) Test, or
  2. High School Equivalency Test (HiSET)®. 

Successful passage of either test results in the same High School Equivalency Diploma issued by the North Carolina Community College System.

GED-HiSET - High School Equivalency Language Arts Courses

HLA 6000. High School Equiv Prep - Language Arts. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to prepare students for the High School Equivalency Reading and Writing tests on the GED and HiSET exams. Topics include higher level reading, writing, and grammar equivalent to those of a graduating high school senior. Upon completion, students should be able to apply critical reading skills, write clearly and with purpose, edit, and understand the use of standard written English in context. To ensure student success, strict attendance enforced.

GED/HiSET - High School Equivalency Community Courses

HCO 6000. High School Equivalency Community Based. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides students enrolled at partnering community organizations with an opportunity to prepare for the High School Equivalency Tests. Emphasis is placed on strengthening critical thinking and academic skills through multi-level, multi-subject instruction. Upon completion, students should be able to apply higher level math, reading, writing, social studies and science skills required for passing the High School Equivalency Tests.

GED/HiSET - High School Equivalency Distance Learning Courses

HDL 6000. High School Equiv Prep - Hybrid. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to prepare students to pass either the GED or HiSET high school equivalency tests. Topics include higher level math, reading, writing, social studies and science. Upon completion, students should be able to apply critical academic skills to real-life situations and earn a high school equivalency diploma. A customized internet-based instructional program is provided based on each student's assessment results. Students can access the course from any computer with internet.

GED/HiSET - High School Equivalency Math Courses

HMA 6000. High School Equiv Prep - Mathematics. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to prepare students to pass the high school equivalency mathematic test on either the GED or HiSET exams. Emphasis is placed on higher level mathematical skills equivalent to those of a graduating high school senior. Upon completion, students should be able to apply a variety of mathematical calculations, including geometry, algebra, and trigonometry, to academic and real-life situations. To ensure student success, a strict attendance policy is enforced.

GED/HiSET - High School Equivlaency Science Courses

HSS 6000. High School Equiv Prep - Social Studies. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to prepare students to pass the high school equivalency social studies test on the GED or HiSET exams. Topics include history, political science, psychology, sociology, geography and economics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a deeper understanding of social studies fundamentals equivalent to the knowledge of a graduating high school senior. To ensure student success, a strict attendance policy is enforced.

GED/HiSET- High School Equivalency Learning Resource Courses

GLR 6000. G E D Learning Resource Ctr Multilvl. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course offers individualized and small group instruction for students who desire instructional support as they prepare to take the High School Equivalency Test, including the GED and HISET. Emphasis is placed on higher level math, writing, reading, science and social studies skills that are required to earn a high school equivalency diploma. Instruction is customized to each students' needs. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a deeper understanding of math and language arts fundamentals equivalent to a graduating high school senior. To ensure student success, a strict attendance policy is enforced.

GED/HiSET- High School Equivalency Science Courses

HSI 6000. High School Equivalency Prep. Science. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to prepare students for the high school equivalency science test. Topics include basic physical science, life science, and earth science. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a deeper understanding of science fundamentals necessary to successfully pass the science portion of the high school equivalency test, including the GED and HISET. To ensure student success, a strict attendance policy is enforced.