High School Equivalency (GED® / HiSet®) Classes
If you want to get a GED diploma or high school equivalency certificate, KCC can help. You’ll find a welcoming classroom environment, plus instructors and staff who will help you succeed.
- Classes are offered at no cost.
- Choose from day and evening options.
- New sessions begin throughout the year at the KCC Riverfront Campus (Kankakee) and the South Extension Center (Watseka) and Momence.
How to Enroll
Step 1. Complete the online application.
Step 2. Register for orientation and placement testing:
Note: Illinois recognizes three high school equivalency tests: GED, High School Equivalency Test (HiSet) and Test Accessing Secondary Completion (TASC). The KCC Testing Center proctors the GED (computer-based) and HiSet (computer-based and "paper/pencil") versions.
Benefits of Obtaining Your GED:
- GED graduates, on average, earn $2,040 more a year than employees without a GED.
- GED graduates who attend community colleges, on average, perform as well academically as high school graduates.
- GED graduates are more likely than high school dropouts to receive additional training after earning their credential.
- GED graduates are more likely to be employed full time than employees without a GED.
- About half of GED graduates attended two or four-year colleges after earning their GED credentials.
- Passing the GED represents a level of literacy widely viewed as necessary for social and economic advancement.