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Adult Literacy Services

Adult Literacy Services

Adult Literacy Services

The Adult Literacy Services program’s mission is to provide students with educational and workforce training opportunities to enhance their lives as individuals, workers, and members of the community. Students can access courses designed to support development of basic literacy skills, English-language acquisition, high school completion preparation and short-term career training programs. Students interested in registering for classes must be at least 18 years old and officially withdrawn from public school. For more information, call the Adult Literacy Services Office at 240-500-2313.

Program Registration Requirements

All students are required to complete testing prior to registering for classes. Students can access upcoming testing dates and times through the link provided below. All classes, including NEDP, have no fee. Internet websites and other on-line resources are provided; however, it is strongly encouraged that students purchase recommended textbooks. Students must be 18 years old and officially withdrawn from high school to enroll in the Program of Adult Literacy Services (PALS) courses. Funding for the Adult Education Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Hagerstown Community College.

Resources

The Adult Literacy 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.