CVOC – High School Equivalency Program (HEP)

CVOC is happy to announce the continued funding from the Department of Education to provide migrant and seasonal farm workers who have dropped out of school with a unique and exciting opportunity to obtain a GED certificate. The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is a 12 week GED program that is offered in English and Spanish.

To be eligible for the program a person, a parent or relative living in the household, must have spent a minimum of 75 days during the past 24 months as a migrant or seasonal field worker. He/she must be at least 18 years of age or over, or beyond the age of compulsory school attendance, not currently enrolled in a secondary school and not have earned a secondary school diploma or its equivalent.

The participants receive individualized instruction within a structured GED curriculum as well as career, academic, life skills and personal counseling. The program also assists participants with their individualized educational/employment goals such as entering a postsecondary education, military, or be placed in a career development program. All materials and books needed for the program are provided absolutely FREE.

The program is held at CVOC sites in Winton and Modesto. Any interested individual may call or visit the Merced Training Center/Winton at 6838 Bridget Court; phone: (209) 357-0062 Ext.135 or the Stanislaus Training Center/Modesto at 1581 Cummins Dr; phone: (209) 577-3210.