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OJC Press Release ID: 2982

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

BUENO-HEP Registration Now Open for Spring Semester


The BUENO-HEP High School Equivalency (HSE) program, at Otero Junior College, is currently accepting enrollment for spring classes. Registration is open until Jan. 9, 2020. The program assists students in the completion of the High School Equivalency requirements.

Classes will begin on Jan. 13, 2020 and run through May 21, 2020.

Earning a high school diploma or equivalent increases opportunities for employment opens the door to completion of vocational programs, attending college, or joining the military. In addition to earning higher salaries, there are also benefits such as health insurance and retirement benefits that are part of the better paying jobs. According to the US Bureau of Labor statistics, opportunities for jobs that do not require a high school or equivalent degree are decreasing while jobs requiring high school or high levels of educational are increasing.

To participate in the BUENO-HEP program, a person must be 17 or older, not enrolled in any high school, nor have a high school diploma or equivalent. It is necessary to complete an application, have a valid photo ID and make a commitment to complete the program.

The BUENO-HEP program provides instruction and materials at no cost. For those who qualify, the BUENO-HEP grant will cover the cost of one official test for each subject. Registration and orientation for Spring Semester classes should to be completed by Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, 4:00 pm.

For more information call (719)384-6848 or go to the Otero Junior College webpage, and type in BUENO-HEP in the search button. You may also contact the BUENO-HEP program coordinator by sending an email to

The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Be advised that the BUENO-HEP offices will be closed from Dec. 23, 2019 to Jan. 6, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

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BUENO-HEP Coordinator and Instructor, Marian Morris helps Nicholas Hall work on assignments. Registration for the BUENO-HEP program is now open for the Spring Semester.