NSCC’s  Adult Learning Center offers free literacy, math, and High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or GED prep courses to help you pursue further education and job training. Professional instructors, assisted by experienced volunteers, teach small-sized classes. You can progress at your own pace and work with an individual advisor to begin planning for future goals.

The Center offers three levels of classes based on reading skills.

You must be able to commit to three days of classes from 9:30am to 1:00pm.

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The Adult Learning Center offers FREE literacy, numeracy, and High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) prep courses to help students pursue further education and job training. The center offers three levels of classes based on reading skills. Students must be able to commit to three days of classes from 9:30 to 1:00. 

Professional instructors, assisted by experienced volunteers, teach the small-sized classes. Students progress at their own pace and work with an individual advisor to begin planning for future goals. 

What we teach

  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Career Development and Education Planning
  • Oral Communication: English language and public speaking skills
  • Reading: Vocabulary skills and reading comprehension
  • Writing: Grammar, punctuation, and essay or report writing
  • Math: Basic arithmetic to algebra and geometry
  • High School Equivalency Test Preparation

How to enroll

The first step to enrolling in NSCC’s Adult Learning Center is to schedule an assessment appointment.

To schedule an appointment, please contact:

Erin O’Brien
Adult Learning Center Intake Coordinator
978-236-1226
eobrien08@northshore.edu.

Learn online

If your schedule does not allow you to attend classes in person, you may be eligible for our Online Learning program, which enables you to study at home with instructor support.

Online Learning requires you to commit to:

  • Five hours of online study per week
  • Attending an orientation session
  • Participating in periodic face-to-face meetings
  • Maintaining email communication with instructors
  • Responding to follow-up emails from the ALC Distance Learning coach
  • Consistent access to a computer with an Internet connection

To find out more, please contact:

Zoe Fogarty
Adult Learning Center Online Learning Coach
zfogarty01@northshore.edu

How to get transcripts

Copies of your HiSET or GED scores can be obtained from the following:

DiplomaSender
support@diplomasender.com
855-313-5799

Donate or volunteer

NSCC’s Adult Learning Center is funded by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

However, donations can make a huge difference.

With a gift of $100 to the Adult Learning Center for High School Equivalency Testing (HiSET), you can provide a deserving student the opportunity to complete a HiSET and move on to college, job training, or a new career path.

Interested in volunteering?

Please contact

Stacy Randell-Shaheen
Special Programs Coordinator
978-236-1227
srandell@northshore.edu

General Information

NSCC Adult Learning Center

978-236-1229

khemme01@northshore.edu

srandell@northshore.edu

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