Grant-funded Programs

High School Equivalency Program


The NEW high school equivalency grant-funded program provides academic instruction for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and General Assistance (GA) population 

Prerequisites: Customers must be receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or General Assistance (GA) population.  Students will improve their reading, writing, math, social studies and science skills in preparation for the HISET or TASC exam.



v  Instruction in reading, math, writing skills, social studies and science

v  Academic assessment

v  Basic computer skills

v  Literacy and computer-based training

v  Job readiness skills

v  Career counseling and job placement assistance

TABE requirements: 7.0 in reading, math & language


Day(s):       Monday – Friday      Times:       8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Course #:   NJS                           

Place:        Paterson, CTC Community Technology Center, TBA

Referrals:  Every Monday


Prerequisites: Customer must be receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or General Assistance (GA).  Must have the ability to read, write and converse in English.


Referrals are made through the Passaic County Board of Social Services.

For more information, please call 973-684-5782 • Email: