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Courses & Programs

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Adult Education

A tutor working with an adult student

Holyoke Community College's Adult Education programs provide basic skills instruction in math, writing, and reading, or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) 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 & Family Education Center in downtown Holyoke, the Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center, Education to Employment (E2E) in Ware, the Springfield Adult Learning Center, and several other locations.


programs & locations

GED & HiSET

Information about taking high school equivalency exams at HCC.

English for Speakers of Other Languages

HCC offers a variety of free programs for adults learning English!

Adult Learning Center

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

Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center

Information about the Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center and programs for adult learners.

Picknelly Adult & Family Education Center

HCC offers high school equivalency preparation and testing, Adult Basic Education, and English for Speakers of Other Languages classes, tutoring and mentoring, career counseling, workforce development classes, transition to college programs, and credit college classes taught by HCC instructors.

Springfield Adult Learning Center

The Springfield Adult Learning Center offers free day and evening English classes for adults in Massachusetts.

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