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Adult Education
HiSET Prep

We are dedicated to helping you earn your high school equivalency (HSE). The minimum age to enter the program is 16. RPCC offers three pathways to completing your HSE:

  • HiSET exam (minors students are required to take this pathway)
    • The HiSET exam is made up of five sections:
      • Math
      • Reading
      • Science
      • Social Studies
      • Writing

​​​​​​​Note: This is a fee-based test

  • Accuplacer (made up of three sections):
    • English
    • Math
    • Reading

Note: This is a fee-based test

  • Integrated Career Pathways
    • This is a co-enrollment pathway where students are enrolled in Adult Education and technical program courses. Students get their HSE while also working on a technical certificate. 
    • Current Technical Program Offerings: 
      • Certificate of Technical Studies – A/C & Refrigeration: Domestic
      • Certificate of Technical Studies – Business Administration
      • Certificate of Technical Studies – Healthcare Access Specialist
      • Certificate of Technical Studies – Instrumentation Helper
      • Certificate of Technical Studies - Medical Assistant
      • Certificate of Technical Studies – Welding

Note: All pathways are not offered at all campuses. This pathway does not require taking the HiSET or Accuplacer; however, minimum English, Math, and Reading learning levels are required.


All students that complete their HSE pathway are invited to participate in the annual River Parishes Community College graduation ceremony in May. 

Enrollment Requirements:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Minors (ages 16 and 17) must have a completed and signed Waiver Request and Process for Exiting School form obtained from the last school district enrolled.
    • If homeschooled, the homeschool approval letter is required that indicates at least six months of homeschool enrollment.

Click here to learn about WorkReady U Adult Education Scholarships

Take the next step

Accomplish your educational and professional goals. Take the next step and apply to join the River Parishes Community College family.

Campus Locations

Gonzales Campus
925 W. Edenborne Parkway
Gonzales, LA. 70737

Reserve Campus
181 Regala Park Road
Reserve, LA. 70084

St. Charles Campus
13145 HWY 90
Boutte, LA. 70039

Westside Campus
25250 Tenant Road
Plaquemine, LA. 70764


River Parishes Community College is committed to collaboration, accountability, respect & inclusion,
excellence, and sustainability.

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