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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.
  • Basic Skills Courses Information Sessions

    Are you curious about our Adult Basic Skills program? Not quite ready to commit?  Visit our main campus in Columbia to find out more about our program and ask questions in a relaxed setting.

    • Learn about our program and classes
    • See our classrooms
    • Hear about our personalized registration and counseling process. 

    In addition, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions about our high school completion programs, as well as our math and language arts classes. 

    Future Information Sessions will be announced in this space:           

    All information sessions are held in the Hickory Ridge Building on HCC’s main campus in Columbia. View HCC’s campus map for more information.

    Call Michele at 443-518-4919 for information. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

  • 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. 

    View High School Diploma Programs

    Unless otherwise specified, winter/spring classes will run January 30 through April 30, 2019. 


    Hickory Ridge Building (HR), Room 100 Next to the West Garage (on the southwest corner of the HCC main campus)

    Saturdays by appointment. Call 443-518-4919 OR attend the following registration dates: 

    Thursday, January 10 at 10 a.m.
    Wednesday, January 16 at 5:30 p.m.
    Friday, January 18 at 10 a.m.
    Wednesday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m.

    If you have accommodations for testing, bring documentation to registration.

    You can start the process for next semester now by clicking here to schedule online.

    Email or call 443-518-4919 for more information.

  • High School Programs in North Laurel

    Do you live or work in North Laurel? If so, you may want to attend an information/registration session to learn more about HCC’s high school diploma programs held in North Laurel.

    You can start the process for next semester now by clicking here. Email or call 443-718-0103 for more information.

  • 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. 



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