Programs And Courses

HACC offers a variety of options to help students transition to college credit-bearing coursework and/or Workforce Development skilled training programs; enter and retain employment; and improve their self-sustainability.

Adult Basic and Secondary Education/ General Education Diploma (GED) Preparation classes are designed for students who do not have a high school diploma and are seeking to take GED exams in language arts, math, social studies and science.


What can I do with Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency/GED Preparation in the workforce?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in occupations that typically require a GED or high school diploma for entry, more than 7 million openings are projected each year, on average, from 2016-26. The majority of high school/GED-level occupations occur in the following fields:


  • Construction and Maintenance
  • Healthcare and Personal Care
  • Office and Administrative Support
  • Production and Manufacturing
  • Sales and Transportation


Average annual increase more than individuals without secondary education
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

What are HACC’s classes like?

Classes are offered year-round in both the mornings and the evenings two days per week. All classes are conducted in a traditional classroom setting, and all materials are provided by HACC. Adult Basic Education/GED Preparation classes are free.


Where are classes held?

Classes are held at HACC’s Midtown Trade and Technology Center, Midtown 1 Building.


How do I register to take the GED exams?

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions document (pdf).



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Meet Kouassi: ESL and GED Prep program participant

“I knew this program would help me get a better job, enrich my knowledge, help me interact with students and teachers and prepare me for the bigger purpose. I graduated with my GED, and now I am going to college at Penn State Harrisburg with Computer Science as a major.”