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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.           

    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 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, fall classes will run September 3 through December 5, 2019.

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

    Email or call 443-518-4919 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. 

  • Essential Job Skills Online

    This new course uses hands-on activities and real-world applications to teach you the essential soft skills to pave the way to success and improve your chances to get and keep a job. 

    View Essential Job Skills Program



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