HCC is the home of the Washington County Adult Education Program. The mission of the program is to provide adult learners with basic life skills, including, reading, writing, mathematics, to enhance their participation as community members, succeed in the workplace, and to increase the opportunity to further their education beyond a high school equivalency.
Developmental Education Classes (credit)
Adult Education Classes (non-credit/ pre-Developmental Education)
Classes include Adult Basic Education (ABE), English as a Second Language (ESL), General Educational Development (GED®), and National External Diploma Program (NEDP). Students must attend an orientation and assessment session in order to be placed into the appropriate class. All classes, with the exception of NEDP, have no fee. Internet websites and other on-line resources are provided; however, students must purchase textbooks if recommended. Students will earn a diploma issued by the state of Maryland once they successfully complete the NEDP or earn passing scores on all parts of the GED® test.
The Adult Education program is administered by HCC, and classes are offered on the campus of HCC and at other sites throughout the county. Through this program, HCC involves a number of partners including, CASA, DORS, Family Center, Head Start, Housing Authority of Hagerstown, Judy Center, Washington County Board of Education, and Western Maryland Consortium. Classes include Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, General Educational Development (GED®), and National External Diploma Program (NEDP). Students must attend an orientation and assessment session in order to be placed into the appropriate class. All classes, with the exception of NEDP, have no fee. Textbooks are provided in the classroom for students to use, but students must purchase textbooks if they would like to write in them or remove them from the classroom. Funding for the Adult Education Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, and Hagerstown Community College.