Wiṣag Koṣ Maṣcamakuḍ

Pre-College GED Program

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These are the options for our GED program. Please review the sections below to choose the program that you feel best meets your learning style. 

GED Classes

Zoom weekly class sessions with an Instructor 

Community College Pathway

High school equivalence through TOCC

Independent Study

Online resources provided

Register for your MyGED Account

EdReady Assessment Instructions

Login to  https://tocc.edready.org  (Links to an external site.)

  1. Click the “Get Started” button on the homepage
  2. The Sign-Up page will open: complete the information (First & Last Name, email address, password, and zip code)
    1. Note: double-check your email address to make sure it is correct –this will be your EdReady username that you will need to log in and is also the email address that is used if you forget your password.
  3. Then click the Sign-Up button
  4. Next, check your inbox for an email confirming your EdReady account and asking you to verify the account email. Follow the instructions in the email to activate your account. If you don’t get the email within 5 minutes, your email address may have been typed incorrectly. I suggest you try to register again. Let me know right away if you’re having trouble so I can help.
  5. You should see an on-screen message stating that your account is active. Using the log in address at the top of this page to login to the account you just created and you’re now ready to start using EdReady!

These are the steps you will follow once your account is created:

  1. Log into EdReady by clicking the “Log In” link in the header
  2. Enter your email and password, then click the “Log In” button
    Note: If you forget your password, click the Forgot Password? link. You’ll be asked to enter your Email Address (the one you used to register with EdReady), and a new password will be emailed to you.

The first time you log into EdReady, you’ll see a pop-up window like the one below:

You will need to enter a goal key. Click on the “Enter a key to join private goals” button and a window will open. Enter “mathwrt” (don’t include the quotes) and click the Submit button. This will allow you to take both the math and English assessments. You will need both as you consider various classes. The textbox will be replaced with the name of the goal you entered the password for & joined. Click the “Done” button to close this window.

From your dashboard, click “Go to Goal” to work on that goal.

Click on the “Start diagnostic” button for either the math or language arts assessment to begin building your personalized study path. You will see a series of questions where you will be tested on your knowledge. If you need to leave the test before you finish, click the “Save and close” link–you’ll be able to finish this test at another time. Remember to take both tests and the google survey.

Tohono O’odham Community College Pre-College Online GED Program

The GED online Zoom classrooms are currently full; the GED program is not accepting any new applications at this time. You may register for the GED Independent Study Program.

To begin the process of enrollment, you will need to setup a free MyGED account.

The Pre-College GED program is only offered online due to Covid-19 restrictions at TOCC. Applicants must have internet access and a computer or other mobile device to access the GED program online.

  •  This is a free account. The instructions to set up an account are as follows.
    • Go to the MyGED website https://ged.com
    • Follow the steps in the MyGED account (write down your username and password that you set up for your MyGED account).
  • Once you have enrolled and have set up your account, begin taking the GED practice tests in all of the GED subjects. 
  • Once you have completed all the MyGED pretest in each of the GED subjects you will then call or email the GED program office. Our office staff can then direct you on your next steps in the online learning format and how we will be able to assist you in preparation for official GED test.

Contact the GED office for more information

Pauline Nasewytewa
(520) 479-2292 | pnasewytewa@tocc.edu

Anselmo Ramon GED Program Administrator
Work Cell: (520) 993-5813 | anramon@tocc.edu

GED Instructor Contact information

Delores A. SaraficioEmail: dsaraficio@tocc.edu Work phone: (520) 993-5285

Mark SaraficioEmail: msaraficio@tocc.edu Work phone: (520) 993-5272

Linda Gates, GED Math Tutor – Email: lgates@tocc.edu Work phone: (520) 993-5821

How Long Does it Take to Earn a GED

How long does it take to earn a GED – Information link

Community College Pathway - High School Equivalency through TOCC

If you’re interested in pursuing college after your GED program, or would like earn college credit along with your GED, you may want to consider the Community College Pathway. 

The College Credit Pathway is an option for adults seeking to obtain their High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma in collaboration with Arizona Department of Education and Tohono O’odham Community College. Effective July 1, 2018, adults can earn their HSE Diploma by demonstrating completion of 25 specific college credits along with passing the AZ Civics Test.

Who is eligible for the College Credit Pathway?
Individuals must be sixteen years of age or older, not enrolled in secondary school or required to be enrolled in secondary school, and lack a high school diploma to be eligible for the College Credit
Pathway.

Requirements
1. Earn 25 college credits in specific areas.
2. Courses must be at the 100-course level or above.
3. Passing grade letter of ‘C’ or above.
4. Credits must be earned at or validated by an Arizona public state university or community college.
5. Pass the Arizona Civics Test.

If you would like to apply for the Community College Pathways, please create a login in TOCC Admissions and select HSE as your program of study.

More Information

ADE College Credit Pathway Fact Sheet

List of CCP-eligible public universities and community colleges 

Contact Information

TOCC Contact

Contact Avis Bencenti for more information at 479-2300, ext. 1213 and admissions@tocc.edu.

AZ Department of Education Contact

Debbie Yu, M.Ed,
HSE Services Manager
Adult Education Services
(602)364-2667
debbie.yu@azed.gov

Download the AZ Department of Education HSE Flyer (PDF)

Arizona Department of Education

1535 W. Jefferson Street, BIN #26, Phoenix, AZ 85007

http://www.azed.gov/adultedservices

Independent Study

Online resources provided sign up FREE with the MyGED account. Get Your GED – Classes, Online Practice Test, Study Guides, More | GED®

Additional Self-Study Resources

Independent Study Application

2020-2021 GED/Community College Pathways Sucess Stories

TOCC Grad Focuses on the Positive

By Martha S. Lee

Four years ago, Francisco found herself a single mother of four children working customer service jobs to make ends meet. She had left high school when her first child was born. Her career options seemed limited without a
high school diploma or GED. She realized that she wanted to set an example for her children of being committed to education. They were growing up and might graduate from high school before her if she didn’t start soon!

Once she made her decision, Delia enrolled in the Pre-College/GED Program at Tohono O’odham Community College. She studied hard and earned her GED within a year of starting the program at TOCC’s Wiṣag Koṣ Maṣcamakuḍ (Hawk’s Nest Campus), in spring 2018… Read more. 

Persistence of O’odham woman proves that it is never too late to get started with your education

By Martha S. Lee

In August 2020, Saraficio reached out and invited Armenta-Vega to join the GED class that was meeting in real time online. The five students and the instructor met every day in their Zoom room. Most of them, like Olga, were working on math. Previously she had been intimidated by math, but now she approached this subject with an air of discovery.

Olga learned geometry concepts such as the Pythagorean theorem by drawing shapes and watching Saraficio diagram and solve problems on a white board. The winter of 2020-2021 was the hardest, with hurdles like family illness and the heat in her home going out. Yet Olga was determined to graduate this year. She practiced and practiced and then took the mathematics GED test in April 2021. She passed! Read more…

Tohono O’odham Community College’s First Student to Complete the College Credit Pathway for High School Equivalency

By Delores Saraficio, TOCC GED/HSE Instructor

TOCC recently had its first student complete the CCP. Monique started the GED program in the summer of 2018. Monique had dropped out of high school three years earlier and says the bad learning environment made it difficult to care about her education. She felt that she was being treated unfairly. Jokingly she says it was difficult to focus since she was a pretty girl surrounded by a lot of boys. Monique felt the GED program was a way for her to move forward. She was eager to learn, which was evident in her near-perfect attendance. Still, she felt that she was not learning what she needed to achieve her future goals.

Once she heard about the College Credit Pathway, she quickly and easily decided it was the route to take. Monique felt it would be a faster way to earn her HSE. The CCP generally takes about one-and-a-half years to complete. All of Monique’s credits were completed within a year, with the exception of Math 151. TOCC provided a lot of support, however, she faced many challenges with her math instructors, which led to a delay in completing the program. Read more…

Other Adult Education Programs in Tucson and Central Arizona College

PCC - Adult Basic Education For College & Career

Location(s): Tucson

Phone: 520-206-7330

Email: adulted@pima.edu

Website: https://www.pima.edu/community/adult-basic-education/index.html

Pima County Adult Probation

Location(s): Tucson

Phone: 520-724-5434

Website: http://pcaplearnlab.weebly.com

Address (East): 8180 E Broadway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85710

Address (South): 2695 E Ajo Way ​Tucson, AZ 85713

Address (West): 3781 N Highway Dr., Suite 109 Tucson, AZ 85705

Central Arizona College Adult Education

Location(s): Aravaipa, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Maricopa, San Tan Valley, Apache Junction, Florence, Gila River Indian Community (Sacaton), and surrounding areas such as Eloy, Arizona City, Stanfield

Phone: 520-494-5950

Website: https://centralaz.edu/community/education-outreach/adult-education/