Courses & Programs

Adult Learning Center

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


The ALC offers small, supportive classes for adults of all ages and backgrounds who want to get their high school equivalency (GED or HiSET). Our classes are free and open to all. Many ALC students are parents and workers as well as ALC students, some speak English as a second language, some have disabilities, some have been away from school for a few months, others have been out of school for a few decades. 

Students are placed in classes that are the right level for their skills. We help you learn reading and writing, math, science, and social studies. When you're ready, we can help you sign up to take the HiSET or GED and plan for your next steps whether you're pursuing a job, college, training, or another path.

Free Services Offered

All ALC services are free to all students, and include:

  • In-class tutoring
  • Career and academic counseling
  • Referrals to partnering agencies
  • Transition to College support services
  • Field trips and special "elective" courses
Schedule & Location

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

Picknelly Center
206 Maple St.
Holyoke, MA 01040

Transportation & Parking

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 Sign Up

Marisol Fontanez

adult learning center

The HCC Adult Learning Center is a free, intensive, evening high school equivalency preparation program.