Transition & Support

ABE Transition to College & Careers

ABE Transition to College & Careers

This free, non-credit program helps adults ages 18+ prepare for college and identify a career path. Classes are offered days and evenings and include intensive academic preparation in English reading and writing, math, study strategies and computers. Bilingual student support, tutoring and mentoring are integral parts of our program.

 
ALANA

ALANA

Are you an African American, Latino, Asian and Native American man looking for academic support with personalized attention? The ALANA Men in Motion Mentoring Program provides academic support, mentoring, counseling, networking and community-building.

 
Studying English as a Second Language

ESL

We understand that learning English can be difficult! If English is not your first language, ESL (English as a Second Language) Support is available to help you learn. ESL courses are designed primarily to help students develop English skills to pursue a college degree.

 
First Year Experience

First Year Experience

The First Year Experience (FYE) program is designed to help new students successfully transition to HCC and achieve their academic goals. Through FYE classes, activities, advising and career counseling, HCC faculty and staff seek to create a foundation for success for HCC students.

 
Multicultural Academic Services (MAS)

Multicultural Academic Services (MAS)

MAS supports students from diverse backgrounds, including those who have participated in Avanza2College or are enrolled in ESL courses at HCC. Our purpose is to nurture a community of learners and support students in developing the skills needed to succeed in college and beyond. Join us!

 
New Directions

New Directions

New Directions is a free support program for students age 24 and older, veterans and young mothers. We offer a range of services to help you pursue your goals and discover opportunities to transfer to four-year colleges.

 
Pathways

Pathways

If you are a strong, committed student from an underrepresented group or a veteran, the Pathways Program can help you excel at HCC-and then transfer to a selective four-year college. Pathways offers free academic and personal support services to qualified students.

 
STRIVE (Students Together Reach Individual Visions of Excellence)

STRIVE

A federally funded TRIO program, STRIVE provides ongoing academic and personal assistance to students who are first generation to college or low-income or have a documented disability.

 
 

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000