• About Adult Basic Education and GED® Diploma Program


  • The ABE/GED® program offers classes in both Spanish and English designed to develop the skills needed in language arts, math, science, and social studies in preparation for the GED® tests, skill advancement and employability.

    Winter term registration is now closed

    Getting Started

    To get enrolled and start working toward completing your GED® or improving your reading, writing, and math skills, individuals will need to be an MHCC student. Below you will find the steps to enroll in the ABE/GED classes.

    1. Apply for Admissions: Apply online. The Admissions process is quick, easy and free! Within 1-3 business days, you will receive a unique MHCC ID.
    2. Complete the Adult Basic Skills Intake Application. Once this application is completed, you will receive a confirmation email with your Orientation date and time.
    3. Attend a mandatory 1 day ABE-GED in-person orientation. You must attend the orientation to get registered.
    4. Get Registered!

    Orientation

    Orientation is an in-person session offered 1 day for 5 hours.
    Orientation will include:

    • Program overview
    • Setting up school accounts
    • Goal Setting
    • Placement Testing
    • Registration

    Calendar

    Classes are generally 11 weeks long during the fall term, and 10 weeks long during winter, spring and summer terms. Check the Academic Calendar for exact dates.

    ABE/GED Class Information

    Classes will be offered online and in-person for all levels.

    Tuition for each class is $30 per term. Fee waivers available for those who qualify. Ask a staff member about eligibility.

    You will need a computer or laptop and reliable internet access to take online classes. If you do not have a computer or Wi-Fi access, you may request a loaner laptop from the college.

    In-Person Classes

    We offer Language Arts and Math for all levels.

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

    Math

    Language Arts

    Math

    Language Arts

    9:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
    5:45 p.m.-9:35 p.m.

    9:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
    5:45 p.m.-9:35 p.m.

    9:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
    5:45 p.m.-9:35 p.m.

    9:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
    5:45 p.m.-9:35 p.m.

    Science and Social Studies are integrated into both Math and Language Arts courses

    Online Classes

    We offer Language Arts and Math for all levels.
    You will:

    • Work independently at home.
    • Meet with your instructor and classmates online via Zoom 1-2 times a week.
    • Watch videos, take quizzes, read articles and complete writing assignments.
    • Work with Tutors and Student Resource Specialists to help you be successful.

    Plan on approximately 8-12 hours of work per week per class. Classes are offered in the morning and the evening, Monday-Thursday.