The HEP Program
(for a Spanish language version of this page, click here)
What is HEP?
Sac State-HEP is one of fifty federally funded educational programs nationwide designed to assist seasonal agricultural workers and their families in obtaining the equivalent of a high school diploma (a GED). HEP also helps students prepare to move on to higher levels of education or training and into more stable and better-paid forms of employment.
Who is eligible for HEP?
Individuals 17 or older who themselves, or whose parents, have worked in agricultural jobs for at least 75 days in the two years previous to application. Such employment includes work in fields, packing houses, canneries, slaughterhouses, nurseries, ranches, farms, dairies, lumber mills, and fisheries.
What does HEP offer the student?
Instruction (Spanish or English) in mathematics, science, social studies, literature, critical reading, and essay writing.
Career counseling an assistance with placement in college or training programs
Where is Sac State-HEP located?
Sac State-HEP is administered from the Cross Cultural Resource Center at California State University, Sacramento. Classes are offered at various sites in Sacramento, Yolo, and Colusa counties.
When can a student begin the program?
Any time! Classes run year-round. Class sessions are three hours, Monday through Friday, from 9-12 in the morning, and from 1-4 and 6-9 in the afternoon and evening. New students enter weekly; most take 4-6 months to complete the program.
Need More Information?
For more information about the HEP program at Sacramento State, please contact the HEP recruiter at: