Hagerstown Community College 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.
More about the Adult Education Program
Classes include Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, General Educational Development (GED), and External Diploma Program (EDP). Students must attend an orientation and assessment session in order to be placed into the appropriate class. All classes, with the exception of EDP, 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.
The 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.
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.