The University of Hawaii-Hilo and the North Hawaii Education and Research Center is offering a 42-hour, low cost, intense GED preparation non-credit course in Waimea with instructor Penny Alcoran prior to the June 1 GED testing in Kona. The course is from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 9 to May 23. Learn more about the course at an orientation briefing, 5-7:30 p.m., Tues., April 2 at NHERC in Honokaa, and 5-7:30 p.m., Thurs., April 4, at Kanu o ka Aina School in Waimea. Fee is $100 plus books and materials. For more information or to register, call 775-8890 or email email@example.com.