Adult Basic Education
Holyoke Community College's Adult Basic Education programs provide basic skills instruction in math, writing, and reading to adult learners in order to prepare them for their High School Equivalency Certificate (through the HiSet or GED test), jobs, or higher education. These programs can be found on the HCC campus and at the Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center in downtown Holyoke, the Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center, Education to Employment (E2E) in Ware, and several other locations.
Adult Learning Center
Are you an adult looking for a free, high-quality education? The Holyoke Community College Adult Learning Center, located at the Picknelly Center in downtown Holyoke, is an evening adult basic education high school equivalency preparation program committed to providing high quality instruction and services to residents of the greater Holyoke area.
Transition to College & Careers
Transition to College & Careers is a free non-credit program offered both days and evenings that helps adult students 18+ prepare for college and identify a career path. The program includes intensive academic preparation in English reading and writing, math, study strategies, and computers in a college context. Additional services include college navigation, career advising, and tutoring in an environment conducive to learning.
Gill Community Technology Center
A center to promote technology literacy and support the education and workforce programming of the Picknelly Adult & Family Education Center, the Gill Technology Center offers free and low cost basic computer and software classes in English and Spanish. It also provides free open sessions for the general public, lab space for adult basic education and English for Speakers of Other Languages classes, and High School Equivalency preparation. Check out our upcoming computer classes!