HiSET/High School Diploma
One of our top goals at Trapper Creek Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her HiSET and high school diploma prior to leaving the center.
The HiSET is the high school equivalency test that has been adopted by the State of Montana in place of the GED. The HiSET exam demonstrates that a test taker has attained the academic knowledge and proficiency equivalent to those of a high school graduate. Information from the exam helps identify the areas where test takers are career and college ready, as well as areas where they may need additional preparation.
Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Trapper Creek can enroll in our HiSET program. This program provides training on the five HiSET subject area tests: Language Arts- writing, Language Arts- reading, social studies, science, and math. Our HISET training is individualized to meet the specific needs of each student.
Students who pass the HiSET can also earn their high school diplomas through our Trapper Creek Job Corps High School program. To qualify for this program, a student must have a copy of his/her previous high school transcript. Any credits that a student has prior to coming to our center will count toward the 24 needed to earn a high school diploma. A document outlining the requirements of a Trapper Creek Job Corps High School diploma (25 kb PDF file) [HYPERLINK TO http://trappercreek.jobcorps.gov/Libraries/pdf/TCJCHS_program.sflb] is available.
College preparatory course
Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, social studies, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.
Trapper Creek works to ensure that every graduate has their Montana Driver’s License before leaving Job Corps. Our Driver’s Education program is offered throughout the year and includes classroom and behind the wheel instruction.
The Driver’s Education instructor help students to get the necessary documentation and resolve any issues related to the loss of their license and driving privileges. Each student will need to have his/her original birth certificate or a certified copy to apply for his/her driver’s license.
English Language Learning Program
Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.
First Aid and CPR training is a requirement for several career technical training fields offered at our center. In this training, students learn the skills of primary assessment, bleeding control, shock management, and illness and injury assessments. Upon successful completion of a written test and a practical CPR test, students receive a First Aid Certificate.
Additional courses taught by our teachers include Media Design, Technology and Engineering, Financial Literacy, Current Events, Government, Science, and Going Green. There are also volunteer math and reading tutors available to the students during the school day, and after hours on some evenings.