General Educational Development (GED)

What is a GED?

The General Educational Development, also known as GED, is a set of tests that consist of Math, Language Arts, Social Studies and Science, which determine whether the test-taker has a high-school graduate’s level of knowledge. Careers in Transition can help you to obtain your GED by supporting you while you participate in a 16 week GED prep program where you will obtain the knowledge and skills to be successful on all five tests. Careers in Transition is the only provider in the Edmonton and surrounding area that offers GED prep in a six month time frame, as well as full time GED prep.


What kinds of jobs and programs accept GED as a prerequisite to school or employment?

Education is truly the key to more opportunities, and there are many doors that may be opened to you once you obtain your GED. The GED can help you gain employment in a large array of fields such as:
  • Airline Ticket Agent
  • Health Care Aide
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Electronics Recycling Worker
  • Landfill Gas Plant Operator
  • Library Clerk
  • Medical Lab Assistant
  • Oil Pipeline Operators and Maintenance Workers
  • Pre-Press Technician
  • Sandblaster
  • Unit Clerk
  • Water and Wastewater Operator
  • Most Trades
  • And many more

There are also many post secondary programs that will allow entrance with a GED*.

Some examples are:

Lakeland College
CDI College

MacEwan University
Norquest College
Medical Reception College
Robertson College
Wholistic Health Training and Research

*Please see individual programs at each institution for entrance requirements