100 Students Earn GED Through MSJC Adult Education
More Than 100 Students Earn GED Through MSJC Adult Education
Above Photo: More than 100 students earned their General Education Diploma (GED) through the MSJC Adult Education Program this year and about 30 of them celebrated the accomplishment in a recognition ceremony on Thursday, May 16, at the college’s Menifee Valley Campus. Credit: Courtesy of Mt. San Jacinto College
Menifee, CA – More than 100 students earned their General Education Diploma (GED) through the MSJC Adult Education Program this year and about 30 of them celebrated the accomplishment in a recognition ceremony on Thursday, May 16, at the college’s Menifee Valley Campus.
Michelle Milan, 30, said in order to have a better career in life, she knew she needed to complete her GED.
“This is something that has been holding me back … (from) being able to succeed in life,” Milan said.
Adult Education counselors visit GED classes throughout the semester to help students explore college and career options and align students’ post-secondary plans with their in-class goals. Associate Counselor Denise McGregor said most graduates plan to enroll at MSJC or another college. Some use their GED to get a new or better job, or promotion.
Shellie Sizer, 49, has been working as a medical assistant for 15 years. She said her two children who are current college students inspired her to obtain her GED. Sizer plans to continue at MSJC and would like to become a Registered Nurse.
MSJC offers high school equivalency (HSE) courses that prepare students to take the GED. The age range of students varies from 20 to 64.
The next GED classes will be offered during Adult Education’s Summer 2019 session (June 3-July 3) at MSJC’s San Jacinto and Menifee Valley campuses, and the Temecula Higher Education Center.
For more information, please call the Adult Education Office at (951) 487-3707.
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