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10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia MD, 21044
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312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
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6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia MD, 21046
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Basic Skills for Adults

Work on basic math, reading, and writing skills to prepare for school, work, or life. 

You are in the right place, if you need:

  • A high school diploma
  • To qualify for college-level classes
  • A refresher in basic math, reading, or writing skills 
Below are programs and courses that are available. If you have questions, please call us at 443-518-4919.
High School Diploma Programs (GED/NEDP)

If you need to prepare for the GED exam in Howard County or earn your high school diploma, HCC can give you the skills you need. 

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Ready to Register for Summer Classes?
Summer classes will run June 12-July 24. To make an appointment, call 443-518-4919. The final date to make an appointment is Tuesday, June 5.

Walk-In Registration
Appointments are recommended. However, there is one opportunity for walk-in registration.
Wednesday, May 31, 5:30 p.m.
Hickory Ridge Building

If you choose this option, be prepared to stay for at least five hours and bring payment ($50-$100) for class. 

College Readiness

If you have a high school diploma but need to improve basic skills in math, writing, or reading before taking college classes, we offer the following courses that can help you prepare. 



Employers and Partners  

If you are an employer with staff or clients who need to upgrade basic skills in reading and writing and math, we can collaborate with you to customize a solution.  

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Get Involved  

You can support HCC's Literacy Fund, join our staff, volunteer/tutor, or become a work-study student helping out our team. 

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