ROCK SPRINGS – Wyoming High School Equivalency Certificate Program (HSEC) testing will be offered at Western Wyoming Community College Outreach Locations during the month of February. Students must be ready to take the entire test before a free test will be administered.
The HSEC equivalency certificate gives students more testing options than the GED, which required students to take the GED test. Now, students are able to choose from three different tests to take for purposes of earning their HSEC certificate.
The computerized 2015 GED Test is one of those options, as is the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). Students who successfully complete any of these three tests will receive the HSEC certificate. According to Wyoming State HSEC Manager Troy Tallabus, all three tests are also accepted by the U.S. military, JobCorp, college financial aid, and employers.
Not all HSEC tests are available at every testing site. Western will administer the HiSET Test. If a student wants to take a different test, the College’s adult education staff can refer that student to a site that administers his or her preferred test.
The WWCC Adult Education Program continues to offer preparation for students who are taking any of the HSEC exams and furnishes free tests to individuals enrolled in the adult education program who qualify for a free test based on income. These services will be provided at Rock Springs and Green River, and at outreach sites in Pinedale, Afton, Etna, Big Piney, Kemmerer, and Bridger Valley.
Students who are interested in completing their High School Equivalency Certificate should contact the WWCC Learning Center or any of its outreach sites for more information. Students may contact the Learning Center at (307) 382-1829.