• 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.

    Classes will be held 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 for new students.

    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 Form and Placement Tests for the ABE/GED classes. Note: Enrollment is closed for WINTER term. Check back in February for Intake Form Link.
    3. Attend a mandatory ABE-GED Zoom Orientation.
    4. Get Registered!


    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

    Two classes are offered:

    • Language Arts (Reading/Writing): Two days, 8 hours per week, $30 per term
    • Math: Two days, 8 hours per week, $30 per term
    • Computer Basics: Two days a week, 2 hours each, $25

    Note 1: Fee waivers available for those who qualify. Ask a staff member about eligibility.

    Note 2: Science and Social Studies are integrated into both Math and Language Arts courses


    In your online classes you will learn by working independently at home and together with your instructor and classmates online. You may watch videos, playing online games and quizzes, read articles and complete writing assignments, and meet with your instructor and tutors for online help.

    You will need a computer or laptop and reliable internet access to take online classes. If you do not have a computer, please ask a Student Resource Specialist about checking out a loaner laptop.

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

    Have Additional Questions?

    Contact Us!
    Adult Basic Skills