Adult Basic Education, Workforce Development & Noncredit Courses

Regional Adult Education Center

The Regional Adult Education Center at Mount Wachusett Community College offers free classes in basic literacy and workplace readiness for both the GED and HiSET high school equivalency exams. MWCC also offers three levels of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). MWCC offers classes in Devens, Gardner, and Leominster in both day and evening formats. Eligible students unable to attend classes in person can be referred to a Distance Learning (DL) option. Enrollment periods are regularly scheduled on a monthly basis.

For information on specific location course offerings, please contact the Program Director at 978-534-1481 ext. 223 or visit MWCC's Regional Adult Education Center.

All classes are made possible by grants received by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the MassHire North Central Massachusetts Workforce Development Board.

Workforce Development

Workforce Development offers the North Central Mass region learning opportunities and programs designed to strengthen the workforce by preparing individuals through technical and soft skills training. MWCC’s Workforce Development trainings cover a wide range of businesses and industries including (but not limited to) manufacturing, financial, healthcare, food service, and hospitality. Trainings offer industry-recognized credentials and certifications, preparing students for employment and/or promotion. Customized trainings can be tailored to suit specific needs identified by an employer and can be delivered on-site or at one of the MWCC campuses. For information about services and potential grant funding, contact the Director of Workforce Development at 978-630-9569 or visit MWCC Workforce Training.

Noncredit Courses

MWCC offers other noncredit courses that enhance your home, work, and personal life. Classes are offered days, evenings, or online. Browse our noncredit course offerings or download a current noncredit bulletin. For more information, please call 978-630-9421.