Adult Learning Center

Students on campus*****SPECIAL NOTE RE: COVID-19*****
Day and Evening classes at the Adult Learning Center have been suspended until at least Tuesday, May 5th. As the situation changes, further updates about the ALC will be posted here or will be available via voicemail at 781-280-3662. When possible, currently enrolled students should utilize the online software programs (see your login sheets) and websites that have been distributed in our program to practice their skills. Go to Resources for a variety of free practice websites. Please check your e-mail regularly for updates from ALC instructors and staff. (updated 3/27/20)

to the Adult Learning Center located on the Bedford Campus of Middlesex Community College. Established in 1995, the Adult Learning Center offers a free program for adult learners who live in Massachusetts.

The Adult Learning Center:

  • Helps students improve basic academic skills, prepare for the HiSET, GED, and College Placement Tests, and improve English proficiency
  • Provides instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and basic computing/digital literacy
  • Recognizes and respects the diversity of our students
  • Provides students with individual attention in small classes
  • Provides a supportive learning environment
  • Encourages continued education and career advancement

Bedford Adult Basic Education/HiSET/GED Program (Day) 
Our day program offers the full range of classes available through the Adult Learning Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9am-12:30pm in Bedford. The spring semester began on January 7th, however, registrations will continue to be held throughout the semester as seats become available. The next registration will be held on Tuesday, February 25th. To receive information about our program or to attend the next registration, please contact Allison Norton, Program Coordinator, at or (781) 280-3662. 

Waltham HiSET/GED Program (Evening)
Our evening program offers HiSET/GED prep classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9pm in Waltham. The spring semester began on January 6th, however, registrations will continue to be held throughout the semester as seats become available. To receive information about registration and our classes, contact Kathy Innis, Director, at or call (781) 280-3665.

For more information, please visit our Program Information page and let us know if you have any questions.

For those considering college, the Adult Learning Center is also the home of Middlesex Community College's Links program. Links is a program designed for students who are ready to transition into college classes but would benefit from smaller class sizes, individualized support, and the opportunity to earn free college credits. For more information, please visit the Links Program page or contact Karen Spengler, or call 781-280-3654.

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

Last Modified: 3/27/20