GED Graduates

Central Arizona College Recognizes GED Graduates

By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing

Central Arizona College recognized 14 individuals for successfully completing the GED or high school equivalency test during a GED Commencement ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 held at the CAC San Tan Campus.

Three students, Brandi Laaksonen, Rachell Miles and Megan Zwetzig, shared their own personal and moving stories that led them to this accomplishment.

The following students received their GED during the ceremony:

Blaine Ballard

Mackenzie Banks

Marcella Gamez

Yoana Garcia

Gerrad Kowlsen

Justin Hernandez

Kylie Hess

Bandi Laasonen

Rachell Miles

Tyler Sabin

Samantha Sifter

Kari Ann Taylor

Shayla Truesdell

Megan Zwetzig

CAC’s GED or HSE (high school equivalency) classes help students prepare to take the GED Test by providing instruction in civics, math, reading and writing, social studies, science, college preparation, and career exploration. Each class has 45 hours of classroom instruction. Students must be 16 years old and not enrolled in school.

GED classes are available at the Casa Grande Center and Maricopa, Signal Peak, Aravaipa, Superstation Mountain and San Tan campuses.

For more information about GED classes please visit