Adult Basic Skills

  • Welcome to the Adult Basic Skills Department at Mt. Hood Community College!

    We are ready to help you reach your goals, whether it is improving your English to enter college or the workplace, earning your GED®, or improving your basic skills to be successful in your next educational endeavor.

    Our programs include:

    • Accelerated Supported Instruction (I-BEST or VESL)
    • Adult Basic Education/General Educational Development (ABE/GED®)
    • English as a Second Language-non-credit (ESL)
    • Intensive English for College and Career-credit (IECC)
  • Contact Information

    Contact Primary Focus 2

    Kelley Keith, WIOA Title II Director

    Location: AC 2660
    503-491-7333 (English)
    503-491-7675 (Español)

    Maywood Park:
    503-491-6100 (English)
    503-491-6102 (Español)

  • About ABS

    Learn more about our mission, our location, contact information and hours of operation.

    ESL Program

    Do you want to learn English?

    ¿Quieres aprender Inglés? 

    Вы хотите учить Английский?

    Bạn có muốn học anh văn không?

    هل ترغب في تعلم اللغة الإنجليزية؟

    IECC Program

    Intensive English for College and Careers courses will develop and improve the language and study skills you need to achieve your college, career, and life goals.


    Citizenship is a free class that prepares students to apply for and pass the United States Citizenship Test.

    Accelerated Supported Instruction

    Accelerated supported instruction combines enhanced academic and language support with additional student services, including referral to on and off campus support services, career navigation and job search assistance, and guidance throughout the program.


    Spanish GED

    Acerca del Programa GED® en Español
    El Programa GED® en Español ofrece clases diseñadas para desarrollar las habilidades necesarias en artes del lenguaje, matemáticas, ciencias y estudios sociales en preparación para los exámenes GED® en español, el desarrollo de habilidades y la acceso al mercado laboral.