GED/High School Completion

GED/High School Diploma – Adult Education Programs

FREE Programs

MASP is offered on the Marine Corps Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) for students who want to brush up on their basic reading, English, and math skills. Call the Base Program office for more information at (760) 830-6133.

Additional Information:

  • Start ANY time!
  • Free Bus Passes
  • Free Child Care (One time $100.00 application fee, for children 18 months – 5years)
  • Free Tutoring
  • Accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Test Proctoring for CMC students or anyone from neighboring schools

Official Testing Center:

  • Official GED Testing Center
  • Sign up online at
  • GED includes 4 test – Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Math. $35.00 each test, $140.00 total
  • Test proctoring for CMC Students and neighboring schools

Getting Started

1. Apply online (students should be 18 years old to start program)

  • Application must be completed 24 hours before orientation
  • Create your account (need an email address)
  • Make sure to complete application for the current semester
  • You will receive an email once completed

2. Request official transcripts from previous high schools

Official sealed transcripts can be hand delivered to the Student Success Center or mailed to the address below:
Copper Mountain College

Attn: Student Success Center
P.O. Box 1398
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

3. Attend Orientation (3 hours)

  • Call 760.366.3791 to sign up
  • Develop personal education plan
  • Pick classes
  • Must bring a photo ID

4. Start Classes TODAY!


We have three locations where we offer various programs. See below!

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Copper Mountain College—Student Success Center

6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree CA
Located next to the Bell Center
OPEN Monday-Friday 8am-5pm


57725 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA
OPEN Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30-7:30pm


72770 Hatch Road, Twentynine Palms, CA
OPEN Monday-Thursday 8am-2pm

Student Success Center Staff

Coordinator for Developmental Education
(760) 366-3791 ext. 5250

Ted Jackson
Non-Credit Counselor, ext. 5985

Savannah Szabo
Program Assistant, ext. 5982

Jacqueline Taylor
Grant Specialist, ext. 5983

Carlos Medina
Instructional Assistant, ext. 5989


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High School Completion Program

This program will take you through the general education courses you need to attain your high school diploma. We will take credits from your previous high school and apply them to our credits. Student MUST complete 20 credits within our program.

We will evaluate the student’s transcripts to determine how many classes they need to meet the 160 credit requirement to receive their high school diploma.  You may choose to work from computerized instruction or opt for text book instruction. 

GED/ HiSET Preparation

This program will take you through basic courses which will teach you the information you will need in order to pass the GED or HiSet. You may choose to work from computerized instruction or face-to-face course.

Preparation covers the four subjects students will be tested on: Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning and Science.

GED/ HiSET Preparation Face-to-face class schedule Spring 2020: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:30am – 1:45pm

Refresher Courses

This program will help you polish your knowledge on various subjects, whether for personal improvement or in preparation for a test.  You may choose to work from computerized instruction or opt for workbook instruction.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Visit our ESL page to view the class schedule.

MASP: Military Academic Skills Program

This program if offered on the Marine Corps Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) for students who want to brush up on their basic reading, English, and math skills. Call the Base Program office for more information at (760) 830-6133.

GED Testing Information

We are not currently a GED Testing Site. You may go to any of the following sites to take the GED:

College of the Desert
PaCE Center
Westfield Mall Palm Desert
72-840 Highway 111
Suite C-101
Palm Desert, California 92260

Coachella Valley Adult School
1099 Orchard Ave
Coachella, California 92201

Yucaipa Adult School
35948 Susan Street
Yucaipa, California 92399

Mohave Community College
1977 Acoma Blvd. West
Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86403

Yucaipa Adult School
35948 Susan Street
Yucaipa, California 92399

The cost of taking the GED is $35 per subject. There are 4 subjects for a total of $140. Retaking a subject costs $30 per subject, although has a discounted rate that may be available to you.

You must register for the test at Please visit their website for more information.


Former SSC Students

If you are a student who used to attend the SSC and you need your transcripts from the Center, fill out this form:

Request for Transcript from SSC

Please fax this form to us at 760-366-5259. Please allow 5-7 business days for your transcripts to be processed.

The Student Success Center offers free tutoring to all registered SSC students. You do not need to make an appoint to receive tutoring. There is a schedule of Math tutors available at the SSC. If you would like more information please call 760-366-3791 ext. 4246

Test Proctoring
The Student Success Center is available for test proctoring. Any Copper Mountain College professor, or anyone from neighboring schools, may send their students to the Student Success Center to take a proctored test.


Teachers can send their tests to . You may also hand deliver the tests to the Student Success Center.


The SSC encourages student s to make an appointment for their proctored exams and to call us at 760-366-3791 ext. 4246 to ensure that your test is available before you arrive to take it. On the day of the exam, please come prepared. Bring your photo ID, and only the materials approved by your instructor. Please allow enough time to finish the exam before we close and expect to take the test in one sitting. You will not be allowed to have access to your phone or to leave the room once you begin your test.


If you are taking a proctored exam from a school other than CMC, there will be a $10.00 per test. If you are currently enrolled at CMC and taking a proctored test from another school, the fee will be just $5.00 per test. You must be able to provide proof of current enrollment to receive the discounted fee. We do not charge CMC students to take a proctored exam for a CMC class.
To pay the testing fee, go to the cashier’s office during their regular business hours or you may pay them over the phone by calling 760-366-3791 ext. 5312.