HEP / High School Equivalency Program | Northern New Mexico College

HEP / High School Equivalency Program

The NEW GED "HiSET" exam is here at Northern! Our High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is now taking applications! Call Robin Duran at (505) 747.2195

The High School Equivalency Program @ Northern is an educational equity program designed to help migrant and seasonal farm workers and their immediate families, and persons working in agriculturally-related activities, to obtain a High School Equivalency Credential, get a better job, go to college or vocational school, or qualify for the military.

NNMC HEP is one of 45 federal HEP programs funded through a competitive grant process by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education.

Who is eligible?
Any migrant or seasonally-employed farmworker who: 

  • 1. Works or whose immediate family has worked at least 75 days during the past two years in agricultural activities related to:
    • Production of crops, dairy products, poultry or livestock
    • Cultivation or harvesting of trees
    • Fish farming
  • 2. Is 16 years of age or older, is not currently attending high school, and has not received a high school diploma.

Do You Qualify?

Find out!
Contact Us!

Shari Jobe
Program Director
505 747.5441

Robin Duran
Program Specialist
(505) 747-2195
Fax:  (505) 747-5403

HEP Provides the following services:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Tutoring
  • Instructional materials and books
  • HSE testing fees
  • Career and academic advisement
  • Transitional services for college, employment and the military
  • Social, cultural and educational activities
  • Referral services
  • Financial assistance available

GED graduates…

  • Have greater self-confidence, are likely to be employed full-time, and are qualified for greater responsibilities and promotions.
  • Accomplish as much in college and technical training as traditional high school graduates.
  • Provide a more stable family life.
  • Influence the next generation to value education and take school seriously, especially those who are parents and grandparents.

Project Partners

  • College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
  • Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)
  • Financial Aid Office
  • NM Workforce Solutions
  • Student Success Center

Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.