College & Workplace Readiness

Overview

College & Workplace Readiness

Welcome! The six Learning & Academic Resources programs include money management, GED preparation in English and Spanish, math and language arts skills development, and preparation for the TEAS for healthcare students.

NOTE: Non-credit courses count toward the completion of a Certificate of Competency, but not an Associate’s degree.

View all LBCC’s Programs of Study and Curriculum Guides
(New students need to refer to the current academic year for the most up-to-date info) 


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Financial Literacy

The Financial Literacy Program provides students with the essential skills for personal money management. Students gain confidence as they learn about budgeting, saving, debt, credit, as well as education, housing, transportation and investing options. Students will create a comprehensive financial action plan specific to their life’s vision, which will improve their quality of life and help them reach their educational, professional and economic goals. 

Why take MONEY 690 & 695? Students who have taken the courses say the courses have given them greater confidence about their finances and the ability to reach their financial goals.

Complete both courses and earn a Certificate of Competency, Financial Literacy.
 

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Certificate of Competency, Financial Literacy


Click the titles below for more information or contact us directly.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students who complete this certificate will have the foundational skills needed to begin managing their personal finances. Students interested in furthering their studies in this area may want to look into the Business Department’s Accounting & Business Administration Programs.

Students may also be interested in checking out careers such as:

  • Billing Clerk
  • Loan Clerk/Counselor 
  • Billing, Cost, & Rate Clerks
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks 
  • Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks
  • Credit Authorizers

Visit Career Coach for more job opportunities.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the format of the class?

MONEY 690 & 695 are designed to be simple, organized, fun, and low-pressure! You will meet with your classmates and instructor twice per week in real-time. You will also access the class website on Canvas where you will find all the materials, resources, and information about the class. 

Each week’s coursework can be easily and conveniently completed online. It is a good idea to complete your assignment before your weekly meeting times, so that you can prime your brain about the content you will cover and also be able to ask questions about something you did not understand.


Are there any material or book fees?

No, all materials are provided in the course by your instructor and there are no fees.


Do you have to be an LBCC student to take the class?

Yes. To register for the course, you must first enroll at the College. There are several steps you must complete. Please follow the steps described on page 11 of the LBCC Non-credit Catalog.


How long are the classes?

Each class is 4 weeks long and meets twice per week for 1 hour.


Is attendance mandatory? 

Yes. Students are required to attend class sessions to successfully complete the course. 


What are the required materials? 

Currently, you will need regular access to a computer or laptop and Wi-Fi access. Click here if you need help accessing these. 


When and how do I get my certificate?

Your instructor will provide information on how to apply for your official LBCC certificate. You will receive your certificate in the mail 4-6 weeks after you apply.


Will this course affect my GPA?

No, these are non-credit courses and will not appear on your transcript. As long as you attend each session and submit your financial action plan via Canvas, you successfully complete the courses! 


Whom can I contact for more information?

Emily Yasutomi 
Job Title: Faculty Instructional Specialist
Office Location: EE-206, Pacific Coast Campus
Phone Number: 562-938-3980
Email: eyasutomi@lbcc.edu

Foundational Skills

Do you want to improve your math, writing, and reading skills to prepare for success in college-level courses, to pass a test, or to improve skills for work without cost? The Foundational Skills Program can help you reach these goals by equipping you with the essential Math & Language Arts skills for academic & career success.

The program can prepare you with the essential skills for academic advancement to the General Educational Development (GED) Program as well as entry-level LBCC math and English classes. You will also learn skills to improve your communication and computation skills for work – skills that employers are seeking!

Complete both courses and earn a Certificate of Competency, Foundational Skills.
 

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Certificate of Competency, Foundational Skills


Click the titles below for more information or contact us directly.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The following is a sampling from the list of innumerable potential jobs requiring a High School Degree or less.

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Automotive Technician
  • Billing Clerk
  • Childcare Workers
  • Concierge
  • Court or Office Clerk
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Home Health & Personal Care Aids
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Insurance Appraiser
  • Loan Clerk/Counselor
  • Machinist
  • Maintenance & Repair Workers
  • Receptionists & Information Clerk
  • Transportation Inspectors

Earning your certificate through the Foundational Skills Program provides the essential skills you need to advance to higher learning in college and for success in any field. After earning your certificate, there are many other certificate and degree programs to explore at LBCC, which can lead to high-paying jobs and rewarding careers. Visit Career Coach for more potential job opportunities.

  • Automotive Glass Installers & Repairers
  • Automotive Master Mechanics
  • Automotive Specialty Technicians
  • Billing, Cost, & Rate Clerks
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Concierges
  • Correctional Officers & Jailers
  • Counter & Rental Clerks
  • Court Clerks
  • Credit Authorizers
  • Credit Counselors
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Data Entry Keyers
  • Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
  • Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants
  • Forest & Conservation Technicians
  • Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll & Timekeeping
  • Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
  • Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, & Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  • Loan Counselors
  • Loan Interviewers & Clerks
  • Machinists
  • Medical Records & Health Information Technicians
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Office Clerks
  • Office Machine Operators, Except Computer
  • Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks
  • Police Patrol Officers
  • Receptionists & Information Clerks
  • Sailors & Marine Oilers
  • Secretaries & Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, & Executive
  • Security Guards
  • Ship Engineers
  • Title Examiners, Abstractors, & Searchers
  • Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants
  • Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
  • Word Processors & Typists

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the format of the class?

When you take FS 600 & 605, you will meet weekly with an instructor in real time. These meetings may be in-person or online depending on what is offered. You will also access the class website on Canvas where you will find all the materials and information about the class. Your instructor will assign due dates, but since much of the work is completed online you can do so easily and conveniently within your own schedule. It is a good idea to complete all your assignments before your weekly meeting with the instructor, so that you can ask questions about any material that you did not understand.


Are there any material or book fees?

No, all materials are provided in the course by your instructor.


Do you have to be an LBCC student to take the class?

Yes. To register in the course, you must first enroll at the College. There are several steps you must complete. Please follow the steps described on page 11 of the LBCC Non-credit Catalog.


Is there a fee for the classes?

No. Our courses are non-credit and therefore have no tuition.


If I pass both classes, where/how do I get my certificate?

Your instructor will provide information on how to apply for your official LBCC certificate.


Can I take the classes more than once?

Yes. If you do not complete all the required learning modules for the class, you can continue to build your skills and complete the course by enrolling for the next session.


What can I do after I complete my Foundational Skills Certificate?

Upon completing the two courses, you can select from several options: enroll in the GED Preparation Program, enroll in entry-level credit math or English courses, or add this distinction to your resume and any job applications you complete. You can also explore further educational and career opportunities here at LBCC and elsewhere. We encourage you to go as far as you can!


Is attendance mandatory?

Yes. Students are required to attend class sessions to successfully complete the course.


What are the required materials?

Currently, you will need regular access to a computer or laptop and Wi-Fi access. Click here if you need help accessing these. 


Whom can I contact for more information?

Emily Yasutomi 
Job Title: Faculty Instructional Specialist
Office Location: EE-206, Pacific Coast Campus
Phone Number: 562-938-3980
Email: eyasutomi@lbcc.edu

GED Prep English

Do you want to pass the GED? The GED (General Educational Development) Preparation program helps students gain the essential skills needed for the GED. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills in each area of the test: Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science. Separate classes for each of the subject areas are designed to give you the specific skills you need to pass each section. However, everything you learn will also prepare you for the next step on your educational or career path.

Earning your GED pays! In 2020, full-time workers without a high school diploma had median weekly earnings of $619, compared with $781 for high school graduates. That is a 26% increase in pay! (United States Bureau of Labor Statistics) By earning your GED, you qualify for many more jobs and potential employers will see you have the foundational skills they are looking for.

Students who reach competencies may advance to develop skills for the workplace and to prepare for future educational opportunities.

Complete at least two courses and earn a Certificate of Competency, GED Preparation.
 

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Certificate of Competency, GED Preparation


Click the titles below for more information or contact us directly.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The following is a sampling from the list of innumerable potential jobs requiring a High School Degree or less.

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Automotive Technician
  • Billing Clerk
  • Childcare Workers
  • Concierge
  • Court or Office Clerk
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Home Health & Personal Care Aids
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Insurance Appraiser
  • Loan Clerk/Counselor
  • Machinist
  • Maintenance & Repair Workers
  • Receptionists & Information Clerk
  • Transportation Inspectors

Earning your GED by preparing through the program opens the door to a vast number of potential jobs and can expose you to many career options. It also provides the essential skills you need to advance to higher learning in college and for success in any field. After earning your GED, there are many certificate and degree programs students can explore at LBCC, which can lead to high-paying jobs and rewarding careers. Visit Career Coach for more potential job opportunities.

  • Automotive Glass Installers & Repairers
  • Automotive Master Mechanics
  • Automotive Specialty Technicians
  • Billing, Cost, & Rate Clerks
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, & Auditing Clerks
  • Computer User Support Specialists
  • Concierges
  • Correctional Officers & Jailers
  • Counter & Rental Clerks
  • Court Clerks
  • Credit Authorizers
  • Credit Counselors
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Data Entry Keyers
  • Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
  • Executive Secretaries & Executive Administrative Assistants
  • Forest & Conservation Technicians
  • Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll & Timekeeping
  • Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage
  • Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, & Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
  • Loan Counselors
  • Loan Interviewers & Clerks
  • Machinists
  • Medical Records & Health Information Technicians
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Office Clerks
  • Office Machine Operators, Except Computer
  • Payroll & Timekeeping Clerks
  • Police Patrol Officers
  • Receptionists & Information Clerks
  • Sailors & Marine Oilers
  • Secretaries & Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, & Executive
  • Security Guards
  • Ship Engineers
  • Title Examiners, Abstractors, & Searchers
  • Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants
  • Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation
  • Word Processors & Typists

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the format of the class?

When you take our GED courses, you will meet with an instructor once per week in real time. You will also access the class website on Canvas where you will find all the materials and information about the class. Your instructor will assign due dates, but since much of the work is completed online you can do so easily and conveniently. It is a good idea to complete all your assignments before your weekly meeting with the instructor, so that you can ask questions about any material that you did not understand.


Are there any material or book fees?

No, all materials are provided in the course by your instructor.


Do you have to be an LBCC student to take the class?

Yes. To register in the course, you must first enroll at the College. There are several steps you must complete. Please follow the steps described on page 11 of the LBCC Non-credit Catalog.


Is attendance mandatory?

Yes. Students are required to attend class sessions to successfully complete the course.


What do I need to prepare for the class?

Currently, you will need regular access to a computer or laptop and Wi-Fi access. Click here if you need help accessing these.


If I pass both classes, where/how do I get my certificate?

Your instructor will provide information on how to apply for your official LBCC certificate.


Where can I take the test?

You can take the test online from home or at one of the following GED testing centers.

Torrance Adult School
3420 W. 229th Pl
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 533-4689
11.4 miles

Compton Adult School
1104 E. 148th St.
Compton, CA 90220
(310) 898-6470
13.4 miles

Paramount Adult School
14507 Paramount Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8080
11.6 miles

Norwalk – La Mirada Adult School
15711 Pioneer Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 210-3990
15.4 miles

ABC Adult School – Cuesta Campus 
12254 Cuesta Dr.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7960
15.5 miles


Is there financial assistance to pay for the GED test?

Depending on available funds, we may be able to offer testing fee assistance. Contact your instructor to find out if there are any funds currently available.


Where can I get more information about the GED test?

The company that produces the GED test has a website: https://ged.com/. You can browse the site for the latest GED information.


What if I already passed some of the GED subject tests?

You can get transcripts of having passed tests on https://ged.com/life_after_ged/. Only take the preparation classes you need to pass the remaining sections.


How do I know if I passed?

Scores are typically posted within 24 hours of taking your GED® test or GED Ready® practice test. However, sometimes it can take up to 2 to 3 business days. You will receive an email once your scores have been posted. Your scores can be found on the ‘My Scores’ page after logging in.


If I passed, where/how do I get my certificate/transcripts/diploma?

You can get transcripts of having passed tests on https://ged.com/life_after_ged/.


Is there a fee for preparation?

No. Our courses are non-credit and therefore have no tuition. Other sites may charge fees.


What score do I need to get to pass?

You will need to score at least 145 on each subject to pass the GED test. However, if you score higher it may help you, as some colleges use GED scores for placement.


Can I get testing accommodations if I am disabled?

Test accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis and include things such as extra testing time, extra breaks, and a separate testing room. If you need a testing accommodation, you can request one prior to scheduling your test.


Can I use a calculator during the test?

Yes. The TI-30XS is allowed.


Will I be able to take all the tests all at once?

You can schedule your tests one at a time or take up to all four at once. You can space them out however it suits you and go at your own pace. The four tests range from 70 to 150 minutes each.


What age do I have to be?

In California, you must be 18 years old or within 60 days of your 18th birthday. There are some additional exceptions for 17-year-olds who meet certain other criteria.


How many tries or retakes do I get?

If you did not pass one of your GED subject tests, you are given two subsequent retests, with no restrictions between retakes. If you fail the third or any subsequent retest, you must wait 60 days for your next attempt.


Is there a charge to retake a subject test?

Yes, there is a $15 retake fee.


What is the difference between HISET vs GED?

Both tests can earn you a California High School Equivalency Diploma. There are a few differences:

  • GED test is offered on computer only. HiSET is offered both computer and pencil-and-paper.
  • GED has four subject tests. The HiSET has five.
  • The HiSET question formats are multiple choice and essay questions. The GED question format includes extended response, fill-in-the blank, drag and drop, drop down, hot spot, multiple choice, and short answer. 
  • The GED is 7 hours 25 minutes long and the HiSET is 7 hours 5 minutes long.
  • The HiSET is $160 for all subject tests and the GED is $140.

Do I have to pass all subject tests?

You must pass all tests in order to get your GED, but you do not need to pass them all at once.


If I start the test at one location, can I finish at another? Is there a cost to do this?

Yes. Each part of the test is paid for separately. Most locations only require you to pay for the test, but check for any additional fees with the specific testing location. Other states, however, may have different rules.


Can I take the test online?

Yes, you can, provided your computer meets certain criteria and you make arrangements ahead of time. If you find out you are not prepared on the day of the test, you will lose your testing fee.


What languages is the GED offered in?

The GED is offered in both English and Spanish. LBCC offers GED preparation in both languages.


Are there other options besides the GED?

Yes, you can take the HiSET or, if you have enough credits, you can complete your high school diploma through Long Beach School for Adults
Address: 3701 E. Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90815.
Phone: (562) 595-8893


What do I do after I finish my GED?

Upon completing your GED, you can add this distinction to your resume and any job applications you complete. You can also explore further educational and career opportunities here at LBCC and elsewhere. We encourage you to go as far as you can!


Whom can I contact for more information?

Emily Yasutomi 
Job Title: Faculty Instructional Specialist
Office Location: EE-206, Pacific Coast Campus
Phone Number: 562-938-3980
Email: eyasutomi@lbcc.edu

GED Prep Español

¿Le gustaría obtener su GED? El programa de preparación para el GED (Desarrollo Educativo General) ayuda a los estudiantes a adquirir las habilidades necesarias para el GED. Alumnos del programa son equipados para cada parte del examen: estudios sociales, lengua y literatura, matemáticas y ciencias. Clases individuales para cada área temáticas están diseñadas para brindarle las habilidades requeridas para pasar cada sección. Adicionalmente, todo el aprendizaje que ocurra durante el programa también lo/a preparará para su siguiente paso académico o profesional.

¡Obtener su GED vale la pena! En el 2020, los trabajadores de tiempo completo sin un diploma de escuela secundaria tenían un promedio de ganancias semanales de $619, en comparación con $781 que los graduados de la escuela secundaria. ¡Eso es un aumento de sueldo de 26%! (Oficina de Estadísticas Laborales de los Estados Unidos (United States Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Personas que obtienen su GED califican para muchos más trabajos y le dejan saber a empleadores potenciales que tienen las habilidades fundamentales que buscan en empleados.

Los estudiantes que desarrollan ciertas habilidades requeridas pueden avanzar a desarrollar mucho más para lugares de trabajo y suelen ser mejor preparados para futuras oportunidades educativas.

Se puedo completar al menos dos cursos para obtener un Certificado de competencia, preparación para el GED.
 

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Certificado de competencia, preparación para el GED ​


Para más información, haga clic en los títulos de abajo o contáctenos directamente.

OPORTUNIDADES PROFESIONALES​

La siguiente es una muestra de la lista de innumerables trabajos potenciales a continuación que requieren un HSD o menos.

  • Asistente de Recursos Humanos
  • Ayudante Administrativo
  • Ayudas para la salud y el cuidado personal en el hogar
  • Conserje
  • Empleado de facturación
  • Inspectores de transporte
  • Maquinista
  • Recepcionistas y empleados de información
  • Representante de Servicio de atención al Cliente
  • Secretario / consejero (a) de préstamos
  • Secretario de la corte o de la oficina
  • Tasador de seguros
  • Técnico automotriz
  • Trabajadores de cuidado infantil
  • Trabajadores de mantenimiento y reparación

Obtener su GED preparándose a través del programa abre la puerta a una gran cantidad de trabajos potenciales y puede exponerlo a muchas opciones profesionales. También proporciona las habilidades esenciales que necesita para avanzar hacia una educación superior en la universidad y para tener éxito en cualquier campo. Después de obtener su GED, hay muchos programas de certificados y títulos que los estudiantes pueden explorar en LBCC, que pueden llevarlos a trabajos bien pagados y carreras gratificantes.

Empleos Potenciales: (Puestos de trabajo de “Orientador Vocacional” (career coach) – Enlace

  • Autorizadores de crédito
  • Auxiliares de recursos humanos, excepto nómina y cronometraje
  • Auxiliares de transporte, excepto auxiliares de vuelo
  • Consejeros de crédito
  • Consejeros de préstamos
  • Conserjes
  • Empleados de mostrador y alquiler
  • Empleados de nómina y cronometraje
  • Empleados de oficina
  • Empleados de teneduría de libros, contabilidad y auditoría
  • Encargados de facturación, costos y tarifas
  • Entrevistadores de elegibilidad, programas gubernamentales
  • Entrevistadores y secretarios de préstamos
  • Especialistas en soporte al usuario de computadoras
  • Examinadores, abstractores y buscadores 
  • Guardias de seguridad
  • Ingenieros de barcos
  • Inspectores de vehículos, equipos y sistemas de transporte, excepto aviación
  • Instaladores y reparadores de vidrio para automóviles
  • Keyers de entrada de datos
  • Maestros mecánicos automotrices
  • Maquinistas
  • Marineros y engrasadores marinos
  • Oficiales de patrulla de la policía
  • Oficiales penitenciarios y carceleros
  • Operadores de máquinas de oficina, excepto computadoras
  • Procesadores de texto y mecanógrafos
  • Representantes de Servicio al Cliente
  • Salvavidas, patrullas de esquí y otros trabajadores de servicios de protección recreativos
  • Secretarios de la corte
  • Secretarios Ejecutivos y Asistentes Administrativos Ejecutivos
  • Secretarios médicos
  • Secretarios y auxiliares administrativos, excepto legales, médicos y ejecutivos
  • Tasadores de seguros, daños a automóviles
  • Técnicos de especialidad automotriz
  • Técnicos en registros médicos e información de salud
  • Técnicos forestales y de conservación

PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES

¿Cuál es el formato de la clase?

Cuando tome nuestros cursos de GED, se reunirá con un instructor una vez por semana en tiempo real. También accederá al sitio web de la clase en Canvas donde encontrará todos los materiales e información sobre la clase. Su instructor le asignará fechas de entrega, pero dado que gran parte del trabajo se completa en línea, puede hacerlo fácil y convenientemente. Es una buena idea completar todas sus deberes antes de su reunión semanal con el instructor, para que pueda hacer preguntas sobre cualquier materia que no haya entendido.


¿Hay algún costo por el material o el libro?

No, todos los materiales los proporciona su instructor en el curso.


¿Tienes que ser un estudiante de LBCC para tomar la clase?

Si. Para inscribirse en el curso, primero debe inscribirse en el Colegio universitario. Hay varios pasos que debe completar y se describen aquí y en la página 11 en este enlace


¿La asistencia es obligatoria?

Si. Se requiere que los estudiantes asistan a las sesiones de clase para completar con éxito el curso.


¿Qué necesito para prepararme para la clase?

Actualmente, necesitará acceso regular a una computadora o computadora portátil y acceso a Wi-Fi. Haga clic aquí si necesita ayuda para acceder a ellos.


Si apruebo ambas clases, ¿dónde / cómo obtengo mi certificado?

Su instructor le proporcionará información sobre cómo solicitar su certificado oficial de LBCC.


¿Dónde puedo hacer el examen?

Puede tomar el examen en línea desde su casa o en uno de los siguientes centros de exámenes de GED.

Escuela de adultos de Torrance
3420 W. 229th Pl
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 533-4689
11.4 miles

Escuela de adultos – Compton
1104 E. 148th St.
Compton, CA 90220
(310) 898-6470
13.4 miles

Escuela de Adultos- Paramount
14507 Paramount Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8080
11.6 miles

Norwalk – Escuela de Adultos La Mirada
15711 Pioneer Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 210-3990
15.4 miles

Escuela de Adultos ABC – campus Cuesta 
12254 Cuesta Dr.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7960
15.5 miles


¿Existe ayuda financiera para pagar el examen de GED?

Dependiendo de los fondos disponibles, es posible que podamos ofrecer asistencia con las tarifas de las pruebas. Comuníquese con su instructor para averiguar si hay fondos disponibles actualmente.


¿Dónde puedo obtener más información sobre el examen GED?

La empresa que produce el examen de GED tiene un sitio web: https://ged.com/ Puede navegar por el sitio para obtener la información más reciente sobre el GED.


¿Qué pasa si ya aprobé algunas de las pruebas de materias de GED?

Puede obtener transcripciones de haber aprobado exámenes en https://ged.com/life_after_ged/ Solo tome las clases de preparación que necesita para aprobar las secciones restantes.


¿Cómo sé si pasé?

Los puntajes generalmente se publican dentro de las 24 horas posteriores a la realización de su examen GED® o examen de práctica GED Ready®. Sin embargo, a veces puede tardar de 2 a 3 días hábiles. Recibirá un correo electrónico una vez que se hayan publicado sus puntajes. Sus puntuaciones se pueden encontrar en la página “Mis puntuaciones” después de iniciar sesión.


Si aprobé, ¿dónde / cómo obtengo mi certificado / expediente académico / diploma?

Puede obtener las transcripciones de haber superado las pruebas en https://ged.com/life_after_ged/.


¿Hay alguna tarifa por la preparación?

No. Nuestros cursos no son de crédito y, por lo tanto, no tienen matrícula. Otros sitios pueden cobrar tarifas.


¿Qué puntuación necesito para aprobar?

Deberá obtener una puntuación de al menos 145 en cada materia para aprobar el examen de GED. Sin embargo, si obtiene un puntaje más alto, puede ayudarlo(a), ya que algunas universidades usan los puntajes de GED para la colocación.


¿Puedo obtener acomodaciones para las pruebas si estoy discapacitado?

Las acomodaciones para el examen se consideran caso por caso e incluyen cosas como tiempo adicional para el examen, descansos adicionales y una sala de examen separada. Si necesita una acomodación para la prueba, puede solicitar una antes de programar su prueba.


¿Puedo usar una calculadora durante la prueba?

Si. La TI-30XS está permitida.


¿Podré realizar todas las pruebas a la vez?

Puede programar sus pruebas una a la vez o realizar las cuatro a la vez. Puede separarlas como mejor le convenga e ir a su propio ritmo. Las cuatro pruebas van de 70 a 150 minutos cada una.


¿Qué edad debo tener?

En California, debe tener 18 años o dentro de los 60 días posteriores a su cumpleaños número 18. Hay algunas excepciones adicionales para los jóvenes de 17 años que cumplen con ciertos otros criterios.


¿Cuántos intentos o repeticiones tengo disponibles?

Si no aprobó una de sus pruebas de materias de GED, se le otorgarán dos reevaluaciones posteriores, sin restricciones entre las repeticiones de exámenes. Si no pasa la tercera prueba o cualquier otra prueba posterior, debe esperar 60 días para su próximo intento.


¿Hay algún cargo por volver a tomar una prueba de materia?

Sí, hay una tarifa de repetición de $15.


¿Cuál es la diferencia entre HISET vs GED?

Ambas pruebas pueden otorgarle un Diploma de equivalencia de escuela secundaria de California. Hay algunas diferencias:

  • El examen de GED se ofrece solo en computadora. HiSET se ofrece tanto en computadora como en papel y lápiz.
  • GED tiene cuatro pruebas de materias. El HiSET tiene cinco.
  • Los formatos de preguntas de HiSET son preguntas de opción múltiple y de redacción. El formato de pregunta de GED incluye respuesta extendida, completar espacios en blanco, arrastrar y soltar, desplegar hacia abajo, “hot spot”/pregunta clave, opción múltiple y respuesta corta.
  • El GED es de 7 horas y 25 minutos y el HiSET es de 7 horas y 5 minutos.
  • El HiSET cuesta $160 para todas las pruebas de materias y el GED es de $140.

¿Tengo que aprobar todas las pruebas de materias?

Debe aprobar todas las pruebas para obtener su GED, pero no es necesario que las apruebe todas a la vez.


Si comienzo la prueba en un lugar, ¿puedo terminar en otro? ¿Hay algún costo para hacer esto?

Si. Cada parte de la prueba se paga por separado. La mayoría de las ubicaciones solo requieren que pague la prueba, pero verifique las tarifas adicionales con la ubicación específica de la prueba. Sin embargo, otros estados pueden tener reglas diferentes.


¿Puedo hacer el examen en línea?

Sí, puede, siempre que su computadora cumpla con ciertos criterios y haga arreglos con anticipación. Si descubre que no está preparado el día de la prueba, perderá su tarifa de prueba.


¿En qué idiomas se ofrece el GED?

El GED se ofrece tanto en inglés como en español. LBCC ofrece preparación para el GED en ambos idiomas.


¿Hay otras opciones además del GED?

Sí, puede tomar el HiSET o, si tiene suficientes créditos, puede completar su diploma de escuela secundaria a través de Long Beach School for Adults
Dirección: 3701 E. Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90815.
Teléfono: (562) 595-8893


¿Qué hago después de terminar mi GED?

Al completar su GED, puede agregar esta distinción a su currículum y cualquier solicitud de trabajo que complete. También puede explorar más oportunidades educativas y profesionales aquí en LBCC y en otros lugares. ¡Te animamos a que vayas tan lejos como puedas!


Contacto:

Nombre y apellido: Emily Yasutomi 
Cargo: Especialista en instrucción de la facultad
Ubicación de la oficina: EE-206, Pacific Coast Campus
Número de teléfono: 562-938-3980
Correo electrónico: eyasutomi@lbcc.edu


Recursos del programa:

TEAS Preparation

Do you need to take the TEAS for a nursing or healthcare program? The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Preparation Program helps students gain the essential skills needed for the TEAS. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills in the four areas of the test: Reading, English & Language Usage, Math, and Science.

The two courses in the program lead to a Certificate of Competency: TEAS 600 prepares students for the Reading and English & Language Usage sections of the test and TEAS 605 prepares students for the Math and Science sections.

Why take TEAS 600 & 605? 95% of students who took the courses prior to taking the TEAS for the first time passed it on the first attempt! 80% of students who re-took the TEAS after taking the courses passed the test the second time! In addition, the skills you learn here will assist you throughout your healthcare career and life.
 

DEGREES & CERTIFICATES

Certificate of Competency, TEAS Preparation


Click the titles below for more information or contact us directly.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

From Diagnostic Medical Imaging (DMI) & Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN).

  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Registered Nurse

The TEAS Program is designed to help qualify students for entry into healthcare programs requiring a passing score on the exam. At LBCC, these programs include the Associate Degree Nursing Program and Diagnostic Imaging Program. The program also provides essential skills necessary for success in these fields. Upon completion of these healthcare programs, students can achieve an associate degree or career certificates, and, upon completion of required licensing exams, entry-level employment in a variety of healthcare facilities.

  • Cardiac Catherization Lab
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Computerized Tomography
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Informatics Nurse Specialists
  • Interventional Radiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mammography
  • Medical & Health Services Managers
  • Nurse Anesthetists
  • Nurse Midwives
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Radiographer
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Registered Nurse

Visit Career Coach for more job opportunities.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the format of the class?

When you take TEAS 600 &/or 605, you will meet with an instructor once per week in real time. You will also access the class website on Canvas where you will find all the materials and information about the class. Your instructor will assign due dates, but since much of the work is completed online you can do so easily and conveniently. It is a good idea to complete all your assignments before your weekly meeting with the instructor, so that you can ask questions about any material that you did not understand.


Are there any material or book fees?

No, all materials are provided in the course by your instructor.


Do you have to be an LBCC student to take the class?

Yes. To register in the course, you must first enroll at the College. There are several steps you must complete. Please follow the steps described on page 11 of the LBCC Non-credit Catalog.


Is attendance mandatory?

Yes. Students are required to attend class sessions to successfully complete the course.


What do I need to prepare for the class?

Currently, you will need regular access to a computer or laptop and Wi-Fi access. Click here if you need help accessing these.


What if I am required to remediate by my nursing or DMI program? How can I show proof of remediation?

Once you complete both TEAS 600 & TEAS 605, please contact Emily Yasutomi at eyasutomi@lbcc.edu and she can provide proof of remediation for you.


Where can I get more information about the TEAS exam dates at LBCC?

For students who are already in an LBCC Nursing or DMI program, please contact the Nursing and Allied Health Coordinator, Marc Smith, at m4smith@lbcc.edu or 562-938-4199.

For students who are interested in becoming an LBCC Nursing or DMI student, please check out their program websites: https://www.lbcc.edu/rn or https://www.lbcc.edu/dmi


Where can I get more information about the TEAS exam dates if I am not in an LBCC program?

For students not entering nursing or DMI programs at LBCC, please contact the program at your school directly.


If I pass both classes, where/how do I get my certificate?

Your instructor will provide information on how to apply for your official LBCC certificate.


How long is the TEAS test?

Students are given 209 minutes to complete 170 questions.


Can I get testing accommodations if I qualify?

Yes. As soon as you register for the test, but no later than 30 days prior to the test, submit yor request for accommodation to ATI.


Am I allowed a calculator on the test?

A four-function calculator, one that allows you to check your addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, is built into the online test platform. Personal calculators are not allowed.


Are there any breaks during the test?

Yes. After you complete the reading and math sections, there is an optional 10-minute break.


Whom can I contact for more information?

Emily Yasutomi 
Job Title: Faculty Instructional Specialist
Office Location: EE-206, Pacific Coast Campus
Phone Number: 562-938-3980
Email: eyasutomi@lbcc.edu


For additional information about the TEAS: atitesting.com/teas/register
For additional TEAS test FAQs: atinursingblog.com/10-frequently-asked-questions-ati-teas-exam