High School Equivalency (HEP) Program

High School Equivalency Program Pre-Screen Form

The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) serves migrant/seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs), including their spouse and dependents, with supplemental support and resources in an effort to assist them with earning their GED or high school diploma. 

Potential HEP program participants must qualify as an MSFW, be 18 and older without a high school diploma can take classes and/or demonstrate competency to complete Washington State High School Diploma Requirements and earn a Big Bend Community College High School Diploma.

Classes are available every quarter (fall, winter, spring, summer), and you can start anytime! Credits can be transferred from past high school classes, college classes and/or other prior learning experiences can be counted toward your BBCC HS diploma.  Many successful residents of North Central Washington have completed their  HS diplomas at Big Bend.

How To Get Started

Getting started is easy and we’ll help with every step along the way.

  • Make an appointment call (509) 793-2304, Text (540) 999-8837, or email us at BEdAInfo@bigbend.edu
  • Gather documents to assist with determining if your an eligible migrant/seasonal farmworker such as pay stubs, W-2 forms, and/or an existing Certificate of Eligibility (COE) issued by the state of Washington.
  • Collect your high school transcripts and records of previous training, and employment or volunteer documentation for their orientation appointment, which will allow you to quickly start the program and have fewer credits needed for diploma.
  • Cost is only $25 per quarter
  • All HS+ students have the opportunity to walk in the BBCC Graduation Ceremony

Meet Our Staff

The HEP staff are here to help.  Feel free to reach out to any member of our team to learn more about our program and services.

Delia Soberanes-Licona
Delia Soberanes-Licona
HEP Recruiter
Carmen Ramirez
Carmen Ramirez
HEP Educational Planner
Diana Villafana
Diana Villafaña
HEP Manager
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