Adult Education

The Adult Education division at Mount Wachusett Community College offers adults the opportunity to gain the necessary academic skills to enter a college degree or certification program at MWCC. Free classes offered include high school equivalency preparation and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provides FREE English classes to adults. Students learn to speak, read and write English. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes are offered. Class times are during the day or night. The Adult Education ESOL program helps students learn English skills to help them enter college or advance in their careers. The ESOL program gets them ready for college and better jobs! All classes are in English. Students must be at least 16 years old.

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High School Equivalency – GED / HiSET

Don’t miss out on a career opportunity because you didn’t finish high school. Earning your high school equivalency diploma (GED/HiSet) can help you start your college education, advance your career, or join the military. The Adult Education Program at MWCC will help you improve your reading, writing, and math skills in preparation for the GED or HiSET and prepare you for college and your career. Our preparation classes are FREE and are offered to students in need of their high school credentials.

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Need Help? We are here for you!

The North Central Educational Opportunity Center (NCEOC) team at MWCC provides free and confidential financial aid, and academic, and career counseling for adults living in the 29 cities and towns of North Central Massachusetts. Students hoping to apply for MassReconnect are also eligible for support from the NCEOC team. Want to know if you are eligible for free college through MassReconnect? See if you qualify here. You don’t have to go it alone, we’re here to help!

Testing Services

Testing services at MWCC are offered through our Testing Department. Our Testing Department provides students, faculty, and the greater community with a securely monitored testing environment. Our services are in compliance with the Professional Standards and Guidelines of the NCTA (National College Testing Association). Click to go to the Testing Department Page


MassSTEP MWCC LogoMassSTEP envisions a statewide network of pathways that prepare adult learners for promising careers with dynamic Massachusetts businesses. It leverages collaborations among education, job training, and employers to build innovative concurrent education and workforce development opportunities for adult learners. MassSTEP partners work together to create a stronger and more equitable workforce development system for the Commonwealth.

The MassSTEP brand was created to unify the state’s network of former Integrated Education and Training (IET) and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) programs. These models provide concurrent adult education, workforce preparation activities, and workforce training contextualized to in-demand occupations or industries and conclude with participants earning one or more industry-recognized credentials.

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