Adult Learning Center

WELCOME to the Adult Learning Center located on the Bedford Campus of Middlesex Community College. The Adult Learning Center offers FREE non-credit Adult Basic Education classes to students preparing for high school equivalency testing, preparing to attend college or job training, or obtaining employment.

High School Equivalency tests, including HiSet and GED, are FREE for all Massachusetts residents.

ALC Students

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for our JANUARY 2024 semester.

We have LIMITED availability for our next semester.

For the registration form, please click HERE 
Class information:
  • Our current semester began in September and ends in December.
  • Our next semester will begin in January 2024.
  • Classes are FREE!
  • Some classes will be online and will include live, interactive sessions taught by instructors over Zoom.
  • DAY PROGRAM classes for Fall 2023 are a combination of online and in-person sessions and are held Tuesdays (In Person), Wednesdays and Thursdays (Online) from 9am-12:30pm.
  • EVENING PROGRAM classes are held ONLINE ONLY on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm.
  • Semesters are September-December and January-May.
Students will need:Joy and Amy
  • to be a resident of Massachusetts
  • a computer with a keyboard, speaker, microphone, and camera
  • reliable access to the internet
  • to be able to attend and participate in live class sessions
  • time to complete homework outside of class
  • We have LIMITED AVAILABILITY for January 2024.
  • Please fill out the registration form at the link HERE
  • You will need to take a Reading AND Math Placement Test before beginning classes at the ALC. 
  • If you have questions, please email the Adult Learning Center or call 781-280-3662.
  • Joy DeHaan and Amy O'Halloran, Program Coordinators, are here to assist and advise students.
Please Note:while many of our students enroll to improve their English skills as part of their academic and career goals, we are NOT an ESOL program. 

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Are you interested in High School Equivalency?  We have classes to help you prepare. For additional information about High School Equivalency, visit HSE Testing Info.

For those considering college, the Adult Learning Center is also the home of Middlesex Community College's Links Program. Please visit the Links Program page, email Program Coordinator, Karen Spengler, or call 781-280-3654.

Contact us at the Adult Learning Center:
Joy DeHaan, Program Coordinator at 781-280-3662
Amy O'Halloran, Program Coordinator at 781-280-3668

The Adult Learning Center and Links are funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.

Last Modified: 11/14/23