Kirtland Community College is making it easier for anyone interested in taking their General Education Development test by offering it at the testing center, located in the Testing Center at Kirtland’s Grayling site, located at 4800 W. 4-Mile Rd (exit 251 on I-75).
“It’s a huge plus for our community to have a site so close to complete this important education process and help people to move forward in order to achieve their future goals,” Sherry Trierweiler, Kirtland Testing Center Coordinator, said.
Those eligible to take the GED must be at least 16 years old and not in any school system for at least a year. Those interested in taking their GED at Kirtland must create an account, schedule and pay for their test via www.myged.com. The cost is $37.50 per module.
There are study tools and practice tests available through www.myged.com. Kirtland does not charge any additional fees.
Michigan’s GED test includes language arts, reading, writing (collectively referred to as Reasoning Through Language Arts on the myged web site), social studies, science and math.
“Tests don’t take very long and are worth it for anyone wanting their high-school equivalency credential,” Trierweiler said. “The math portion takes 115 minutes, science takes 90 minutes, social studies is a 90-minute test, and reasoning through language arts is a 150-minute test.”
Tests available for prospective or current Kirtland students also include ACCUPLACER placement testing, DSST/CLEP testing to determine proficiency in college course areas, and the HESI basic entrance exam for students interested in pursuing a career in nursing.
The testing center at Kirtland historically has only been available for students that missed a test because they were sick or had an emergency. Over the past several years, Kirtland has been expanding the testing opportunities and now offer a multitude of other tests for the general public and working professionals seeking to obtain or renew professional certifications in a wide variety of professions, including: ASVAB military aptitude testing; criminal justice and corrections employment exams; medical certification exams for nursing, surgical technology, pharmacy technicians, and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence’s ASE certification exam.
For more information on all of the available testing opportunities at Kirtland, call the testing center at 989-275-5000 ext. 339 Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., or visit www.kirtland.edu/testing-center.