Bunker Hill Community College

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Adult Education

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Bunker Hill Community College offers two Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) grant funded programs to assist adults in developing the necessary skills in English language proficiency, acquire a High School Credential (HiSET), and the skills to successfully complete college courses and receive up to 15 college program credits.

The Adult Education Program

The Adult Education program provides educational and support services for adults who lack English language and literacy skills and/or do not have a high school diploma. This comprehensive program provides free educational services that include courses in English Language Literacy (ELL), AE literacy, and High School Equivalency Assessment (HiSET) preparation in Spanish and in English.

Classes are held in Chelsea and Boston. The ELL and HiSET courses are offered both day and evening to accommodate the busy schedules of adult learners. The AE literacy, Pre-HiSET, and HiSET Adult Education courses are held at LARE Institute, the College’s program partner in Chelsea, the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), and Educational Development Group satellite locations in Boston.

Steps to enrollment

ELL Boston and Chelsea course:

  • Contact the office by phone at 617-357-5717 or email the ABE office at bhcc.abe@gmail.com


HiSET English and Spanish courses:

  • Contact the office by phone at 617-228-3341 or email the ABE office at bhcc.abe@gmail.com,

In-office visits by appointment

Transitions to College Program

The Transitions to College Program is for students who have completed their classes at an adult literacy program and want to transition to college.

Learn more about the Transitions to College Program.