Adult Learning Center

The HCC Adult Learning Center (ALC) is a free, intensive, evening high school equivalency preparation program that offers classes September through June.


HCC ALC is part of the Juntos Collaborative, which incorporates six literacy programs throughout Holyoke that share the goal of helping adults in Holyoke get a free, high-quality education. The Holyoke Tutor/Mentor Program recruits, trains, and supports a pool of tutors who work with adult learners in HCC ALC and other Juntos programs.


  • Level 1 - Provides math, reading and writing academic support for students with grade level equivalence of 3-5
  • Level 2 - Provides math, reading, writing, science and social studies academic support for students with grade level equivalence of 6-8
  • Level 3 - Provides comprehensive instruction in math, reading, writing, science and social studies academic support for students with grade level equivalence of 9-12
  • Focus on Math - Provides intensive math support. Recommended for students needing assistance with only math, or for students who have passed all areas of the HiSET exam except math
  • Focus on English Language Arts - Provides additional English Language Arts support

Free Services Offered

  • In-class tutoring
  • Career and academic counseling
  • Referrals to partnering agencies
  • Transition to College (TTC) support services
  • Field trips and special "elective" courses

Schedule and Location

We are located at the Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center on the upper floors of the Holyoke Transportation Center in downtown Holyoke.

Picknelly Center
206 Maple Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Transportation and Parking

Transportation to Picknelly Center is available via HCC's free shuttle service, La Guagua Pa'l College. All Holyoke buses go to the Transportation Center located below the PAFEC. There is also garage parking and metered street parking nearby. A fee is charged until 5 p.m.

To Apply

For more information, contact:

Aliza Ansell, Program Coordinator

To register for a class, contact:

Marisol Fontanez

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Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040