Program Overview

Operating since 2010, the High School Equivalency Program (HEP) at California State University, Bakersfield is one of fifty HEP Programs federally funded through a competitive grant process by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Migrant Education.

HEP is an educational equity program designed to assist 100 migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members of their immediate family to complete their high school equivalency and, subsequently, gain improved employment, begin post-secondary studies, or enroll in a vocational training program.

HEP at CSU, Bakersfield is one of 14 HEP Programs in the State of California and the only project providing these specialized services in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. CSUB-HEP is on its second consecutive funding cycle through 2020. CSUB-HEP has met or exceeded national performance targets for four consecutive years.

Natl HEP.CAMP Association Scholarship Recipients

These CSUB-HEP graduates enrolled at a two or four-year college upon completing their High School Equivalency Credential. To date, $10,500 in Scholarship Funds have been awarded to our graduates.  

  • $1,000 Saul Fletes-Ramirez; 2017- Bakersfield College
  • $1,000 Yaqueline Villegas; 2017- Bakersfield College
  • $1,000 Mayra Garcia; 2016- Bakersfield College
  • $1,000 Marco Antonio Flores-Garcia; 2016- Bakersfield College
  • $1,000 Sandra Patricia Macias; 2015- Taft College
  • $1,000 Braulio Astete Marin; 2014- Bakersfield College
  • $1,000 Sandra Castillo Martinez; 2014- Taft College 
  • $1,000 Teresa Ledesma Lopez; 2014- Taft College 
  • $500 Camelia Astete Guerra; 2014- Bakersfield College 
  • $500 Veronica Rodriguez Saldivar; 2014- Bakersfield College 
  • $500 Johnny Valdez Barbosa; 2013- CSU, Bakersfield 
  • $500 Jessica Valdez Barbosa; 2013- CSU, Bakersfield 
  • $500 Maritza Medina Alvarez; 2012- Bakersfield College 

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High School Equivalency Program

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway 70LOR
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022


(661) 654-2707

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(661) 654-2723

(661) 654-2738

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(661) 654-2743