High School Equivalency (formerly GED)

Dutchess Community College has established a series of seminar-based programs for individuals who wish to improve their job opportunities by earning their high school equivalency (HSE) formerly known as general educational development (GED).

Emphasis will be on improving writing and math skills using creative thinking and problem-solving strategies.

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How to Register

If you are ages 17 or 18, you must make an appointment to meet with a
HSE program coordinator. You may contact Samaria Gray at the DCC Main Campus in Poughkeepsie at (845) 431–8911 or Jessica Zangerle at the DCC South Campus in Wappingers Falls at (845) 790-3610.

If you are 19 or older, you may register in person at one of the class locations, during class times only, at the Office of Community Services on the main campus, or at the main office at DCC South. You must have a state–issued ID (license, permit, non-driver ID or passport) with you.

There are no classes 5/30 & 7/4.

HSE Location Key:

BCRC Beacon Community Resource Center, 23 West Center Street, Beacon
DCC Main Campus, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie
CPC Changepoint Church, 260 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie
NDI Nubian Directions, 248 Main Street, Poughkeepsie
NEC Northeast Community Center, 51 South Center Street, Millerton
HVCPC Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Center, 15 Mount Ebo Road, Brewster
PHS Pawling High School, 30 Wagner Road, Pawling
DES Dover Elementary School, 9 School Street, Dover Plains
DS DCC South, Hollowbrook Office Park, 31 Marshall Road, Bld 4, Wappingers Falls
NVC New Vision Church, 831 Route 52, Fishkill, NY
BHS Brewster High School, 50 Foggintown Rd, Brewster, NY
SMC St. Mary’s Church, 26 S. Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY

High School Equivalency (HSE) Program

Improve reading, writing and math skills. Small classroom seminars. Prepare for admission to credit classes. 180 hours.

25  6:00 pm-9:00 pm  (MTWR)  3/14-7/2  NDI  H. Hines-Simpson  $20
26  6:00 pm-9:00 pm  (MTWR)  4/25-8/27  NDI  H. Hines-Simpson  $20

High School Equivalency (HSE) Program (Ages 19+)

Improve reading, writing and math skills in small classroom seminars. This class is for students 19 years and older. 180 hours. No class 5/30 and 7/4.

10  6:30 pm-9:30 pm  (MTWR)  3/14-7/2  DCC  E. Toohey  $20
11  6:30 pm-9:30 pm  (MTWR)  4/25-8/27  DCC  E. Toohey  $20
85  6:00 pm-9:00 pm  (MTWR)  3/14-7/2  NEC  E. Auld  $20
86  6:00 pm-9:00 pm  (MTWR)  4/25-7/2  NEC  E. Auld  $20
87  6:00 pm-9:00 pm  (MTWR)  3/14-7/2  BHS  TBA  $20
88  6:00 pm-9:00 pm  (MTWR)  4/25-8/27  BHS  TBA  $20
82  5:30 pm-9:30 pm  (TWR)  3/14-7/2  DES  E. Newsome  $20
83  5:30 pm-9:30 pm  (TWR) 4/25-8/27 DES E. Newsome $20
90 6:30 pm-9:30 pm (MTWR) 3/14-7/2 DS M. Johnson $20
91 6:30 pm-9:30 pm (MTWR) 4/25-7/2 DS M. Johnson $20

High School Equivalency (HSE) Program

4/5 sessions per week. Improve reading, writing and math skills in small classroom seminars and prepare for admission to credit classes. 375 hours. No Class 5/30 and 7/4.

22  9:00 am-2:00 pm  (MTWR)  3/14–7/2  NVC  E. Benson  $20
23  9:00 am-2:00 pm  (MTWR)  4/25-8/27  NVC  E. Benson  $20
10  8:00 am-1:00 pm  (MTWRF)  3/14 – 7/2  DCC  G. Nystrup  $20
11  8:00 am-1:00 pm  (MTWRF)  4/25-8/27  DCC  G. Nystrup  $20
14  8:00 am-1:00 pm  (MTWRF)  3/14 – 7/2  DCC  D. Buchal  $20
15  8:00 am-1:00 pm  (MTWRF)  4/25-8/27  DCC  D. Buchal  $20
30  8:45 am-3:00 pm  (MTWR)  3/14 – 7/2  CPC  S. Doe  $20
31  8:45 am-3:00 pm  (MTWR)  4/25-8/27  CPC  S. Doe  $20
90  8:00 am-1:00 pm  (MTWRF)  3/14 – 7/2  DS  J. Zangerle  $20
91  8:00 am-1:00 pm  (MTWRF)  4/25-8/27  DS  J. Zangerle  $20

High School Equivalency (HSE) En Español

This course is designed for students whose first language is Spanish. All instruction is offered in Spanish. Las sesiones varían. Diseñado para los Estudiantes cuyo primer idioma es el español. La instrucción es toda en Español. (lunes y miércoles). 180 hours / 180 horas. No class 5/30 and 7/4.
01 5:30 pm-9:30 pm (TFS)* 3/14-7/2 BCRC J. Cuellar $20
*Section 01 Saturday classes meet 9:00 am-1:00 pm.

02 5:30 pm-9:30 pm (TFS)* 4/25-8/27 BCRC J. Cuellar $20
*Section 02 Saturday classes meet 9:00 am-1:00 pm.
10 5:30 pm-9:30 pm (MTW) 3/14-7/2 DCC E. Huincho $20
11 5:30 pm-9:30 pm (MTW) 4/25-8/27 DCC E. Huincho $20
12 8:30 am-12:30 pm (MWS) 3/14-7/2 DCC E. Huincho $20
13 8:30 am-12:30 pm (MWS) 4/25-8/27 DCC E. Huincho $20
14 2:00 pm-6:00 pm (MTW) 3/14-7/2 SMC H. Leal $20
15 2:00 pm-6:00 pm (MTW) 4/25-8/27 SMC H. Leal $20
51 5:30 pm-9:30 pm (TFS) 3/14-7/2 NEC J. Saquicela $20
52 5:30 pm-9:30 pm (TFS) 4/25-8/27 NEC J. Saquicela $20
81 5:30 pm-9:30 pm (MWR) 3/14-7/2 DES J. Saquicela $20
82 5:30 pm-9:30 pm (MWR) 4/25-8/27 DES J. Saquicela $20
83 5:30 pm-9:30 pm (MWR) 3/14-7/2 HVCPC J. Rodriguez $20
84 5:30 pm-9:30 pm (MWR) 4/25-8/27 HVCPC J. Rodriguez $20
85 6:00 pm-9:00 pm (MTWR) 3/14-7/2 BHS TBA $20
86 6:00 pm-9:00 pm (MTWR) 4/25-8/27 BHS TBA $20
90 5:30 pm-9:30 pm (MWR) 3/14-7/2 DS J. Cuellar $20
91 5:30 pm-9:30 pm (MWR) 4/25-8/27 DS J. Cuellar $20