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Spanish GED® Program

PCC’s Spanish GED® Program offers classes in Washington County and Southeast Portland that prepare students to take the Spanish-language version of the GED® exam. Due to COVID-19 classes and college services are offered remotely to ensure the safety and health of those we serve. All Spanish GED® classes are taught in Spanish.

Most employers, apprenticeship programs, community colleges and universities accept the GED® Certificate as a substitute for a high school diploma.

Where do you offer Spanish GED® classes?

Spanish GED® classes are offered at the following locations:

  • Willow Creek Center
    • 6-9pm, Monday and Tuesday (Math 2 / Science)
    • 6-9pm, Wednesday and Thursday (Advanced Reading and Writing/Social Studies)
  • Southeast Campus
    • 6-9pm, Monday and Tuesday (Math 2 / Science)
    • 6-9pm, Wednesday and Thursday (Advanced Reading and Writing/Social Studies)

*All classes are taught remotely using internet/WiFi. Students can access classes using a smartphone, tablet, or computer to connect with the instructor in the virtual classroom.

How do I register for GED® classes in Spanish?

Due to COVID-19 regulations, an admission exam is not required to be accepted in the Spanish GED® program.

  1. Apply to PCC
    Complete the Admissions process to get your PCC student ID number (G#). This video may be helpful to learn how to apply. If you still need help with the application after watching the video, contact the Spanish GED® Program at 971-722-6219 or 971-722-6255.
  2. Once you get your PCC ID number (G#), contact the Spanish GED® coordinator at 971-722-6219. He will help you with the registration process.

How much do Spanish GED® classes cost?

The Spanish GED® class costs $78.80 per quarter for each class, and you can pay online with your credit or debit card, or by phone at 971-722-8888, option 3.

If you have difficulties with the above options; you can mail your payment to the following address using Check or Money Order. Make sure you write down your PCC G# on the Check or Money Order:

Portland Community College
Student Account Services (SY CC 210)
PO Box 19000
Portland, OR 97280-0990

Are Spanish GED® classes available on the internet regularly?

No. The Spanish GED® Program does not offer Spanish GED® courses online regularly, but due to COVID-19, we are offering Spanish GED® classes virtually.

How can I take  the Spanish GED® exams?

Before taking any GED® exam, the applicants must be prepared in the basic skills of each subject, then students must:

  • Have a personal email and register online on the following website:  Create an account   * Make sure you answer all questions carefully
  • After creating your account, it is recommended to get familiar and navigate on the GED® site in Spanish:
    1. After registering and creating your account through GED.com, you can:
      • Make appointments (online) to take the tests
      • Pay using a debit or credit card
      • Use your voucher code (if you have one)
      • Look up the available resources
      • There are four tests to pass:
        • Reading and Writing are now combined into a single exam
        • Social Studies
        • Science
        • Math
        • *Please note that  each test can be paid separately, and the cost of each one is $38.00
    2. Detailed instructions on how to register and make appointments. This page includes basic instructions about each exam. To take the exams online, (Online Proctored), go to the following link: GED® online.
    3. Due to the pandemic, currently there are two options to take the GED® tests:
      1. In-person at the Testing Centers that are operating under social distancing guidelines from the local government
      2. The computer exam from home, known as Online Proctored, if the student meets the technical and safety requirements by GED.COM.
    4. It is very important that you understand the policies of changing or canceling exam appointments. This information will be included in a confirmation email you will receive after making your appointment. Any refund must be requested at least 24 hours before the appointment. For changes or cancellations you should contact Pearson VUE Customer Service or call at 1-877-392-6433, not the PCC Testing Center. Select the following link to find the nearest Test Center available during the pandemic: GED® Testing Seat Availability Report / Oregon.

How long will it take to get your GED®?

The time needed for students to get their GED® depends on skill level, class attendance, and the student’s dedication to studying. Each student is unique and each one will need a different amount of time to complete the GED®.

Is there any difference between the Spanish GED® and English GED® certificates?

No. Both certificates are identical and do not state in which language the student took the test.

Are Spanish GED® books and online materials available?

Spanish GED® books are available at the Rock Creek and Southeast bookstores.

Also, the following online resources can be used to help prepare for the Spanish GED® exams:

How can you go to college for free after getting your the Spanish GED?

Students who graduate from PCC’s Spanish GED Program are eligible to receive up to $800 for credit classes. These credits must be taken in two quarters. For more information and details about this program, contact the Spanish GED Coordinator at 971-722-6219.

 

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