• 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.

    Deadline to enroll for Summer Term is Monday, June 20th, 2022.
    Classes will be offered online and in person.

    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 ABE-GED in-person orientation and take placement tests.
    4. Get Registered!

    Orientation

    Orientation is an in-person session offered for 2 days, 3 hours each day.

    Day 1 Day 2

    Program Overview

    Blackboard Training

    SMART goal planning

    Self/Time Management

    Set up technology accounts

    CASAS Test

    CASAS test

    Advising and 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.

    9:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

    9:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

    9:00 a.m.-12:50 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.