Basic Skills Development (BSD)

The BSD program offers non-credit lecture classes in both reading and writing at the college preparatory level. Class enrollment is based on availability. Guided independent learning opportunities are also available through computer-assisted instruction in our learning center. Students currently pay a Resource Fee of $70 per term to participate in the BSD program. For information on BSD classes, call 503.399.8479.

Students will be recommended to the BSD program if their test scores on either reading or writing fall bellow the current college cutoff for beginning college level courses. Students must meet the minimum COMPASS/ASSET test score requirements established by the BSD program.

Program Mission-to provide academic preparation opportunities for high school graduates whose COMPASS/ASSET test scores are below the college cutoff for entry level courses in either Reading or Writing.

GED Options Class

For individuals aged 16 to 20 years old who are interested in enrolling in preparatory classes prior to taking the GED test. Prior to attending program orientation and class registration, all new students must complete assessment. All 16 and 17 year olds are required to bring a signed and completed Enrollment for Underage Students Form to testing - you cannot begin your assessment without this form. The form is available from the last high school you attended. For more information regarding assessment testing and orientation, please call 503.399.5293.

Spanish GED

For individuals interested in taking the GED in Spanish. There are community education preparation classes in Spanish to help the students be ready for the official GED exams. For class hours and orientation, call 503.399.8299.

High School Equivalency Program (H.E.P.)

Assists migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families to obtain a GED certificate. Contact 503.589.7725 for more information.

For more information about our program, please contact the Developmental Education Department at 503.399.5224.