Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

The Fall River Adult Basic Education Program

Funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, this free of cost program serves adults age 16 years or older who seek to strengthen their academic skills and/or earn a High School Equivalency Certificate for employment, education, or future training.

Program Offerings to meet your individual needs:

  • Small classes, offering a positive learning environment with supportive instructors
  • 5 levels of instruction, both day and evening
  • Instruction in reading, writing, math and High School Equivalency Test preparation
  • Individual goal-setting and assessment of progress
  • Computer-assisted learning
  • Free books and materials

Program supports to help you succeed

  • Educational advisement and referral services
  • Individual and classroom tutoring services
  • Help with High School Equivalency Testing accommodations
  • Career counseling and transition information
  • Access to BCC student services and campus activities
  • Student leadership opportunities- Student Health Team

Getting Started

Applicants should contact the educational counselor at (508) 678-2811 x2373 to schedule a placement assessment in reading and math. The results help determine which class will best meet your needs. All new learners will receive a full program orientation upon notification to begin classes.

To experience success, students must maintain good attendance, set goals, and work toward achieving their goals.