Program Information

What does the Adult Learning Center offer?

The Adult Learning Center (ALC) classes help students improve their literacy, mathematics, and computing skills in order to earn a High School credential, enroll in college, enter job training, or obtain employment. Students are assessed during registration to determine an appropriate level of instruction in each subject. The ALC staff and faculty are committed to helping all students improve their education and achieve their goals in a safe and supportive environment.

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.

Who may enroll?

Students must:

  • be age 16 or older (if under 18, please bring an official letter of withdrawal from the last school attended)
  • not be currently enrolled in school
  • live or work in Massachusetts is eligible to enroll

When and where are classes held?

Daytime classes meet:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • on the Bedford Campus of Middlesex Community College

Directions to campus
Campus map

Evening classes meet

  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • at McDevitt Middle School (75 Church Street) in Waltham, MA.

The fall semester runs from September through December. The spring semester runs from January through May.
Classes are not held during public school vacations nor during the summer from June through August.

What is expected of students?

Students are expected to demonstrate a serious commitment to their educational and career goals and are expected to:

  • Be punctual and attend regularly
  • Be focused, participate in the classroom, and complete assignments
  • Attend for at least one semester and possibly longer depending on their academic background and goals.
  • Maintain high standards of personal behavior both on the campus and in the classroom

Any students who have a pattern of tardiness, poor attendance, and/or are disruptive may be removed from the program.

How do I enroll?

All students must enroll or re-enroll each semester. Students must complete paperwork and take placement tests before they can attend classes. Students should register at the start of each semester in September and/or January. The program offers rolling admission during the fall and spring semesters if seats are available.

To enroll in the daytime program, contact Allison Norton at 781-280-3662 or nortona@middlesex.mass.edu

To enroll in the evening program, contact Kathy Innis at 781-280-3665 or innisk@middlesex.mass.edu

What else should I know?

  • Classes are free!
  • Students can receive academic and career advising services
  • Students also have access to many Middlesex Community College resources including the library, fitness center, and tutoring services.

Last Modified: 6/1/20