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Adult Education

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Bunker Hill Community College offers two Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) grant funded programs to assist adults in developing the necessary skills in English language proficiency, acquire a High School Credential (HiSET), and the skills to successfully complete college course and receive six college program credits.

The Adult Education Program

The Adult Education program at the Chelsea Campus and through the BHCC Boston Adult Education Consortium provides educational and support services for adults who lack English language and literacy skills and/or do not have a high school diploma. This comprehensive program provides free educational services that include courses in Basic English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), AE literacy and High School Equivalency Assessment (HiSET) preparation in Spanish and in English. Classes are held in Chelsea and Boston. The ESOL and Spanish HiSET Adult Education courses are offered both day and evening either at the Chelsea Campus, the AE literacy, Pre-HiSET and HiSET Adult Education courses are held at LARE Institute the College’s program partner in Chelsea and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA), Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), and Educational Development Group satellite locations around Boston.

Steps to enrollment

For the ESOL and HiSET Spanish courses:

  • Contact Debbie A. Jimenez by phone 617-228-3341 or email da191714@bhcc.mass.edu, or
  • Visit one of our offices at Bunker Hill Community College – Chelsea Campus, 70 Everett Avenue, 3rd Floor Room 336 or H-Building at the Charlestown Campus, 570 Rutherford Ave, Room 116.

For HiSET English courses:

Transitions to College Program

The Transitions to College Program is for students who have completed their classes at an adult literacy program and want to transition to college. Learn more about the Transitions to College Program.