Adult Basic Education and Essential Skills

Whether it’s been a few years or a few decades since you’ve been in a classroom setting, CCBC can help you update your skills. Improve your reading, writing, and math abilities with our Adult Basic Education and Essential Skills courses.

Learn more. Earn more.

The knowledge you gain will prepare you for further learning and help you advance in a competitive job market. For more information, view our GED and Alternative High School Diploma Programs »

Flexible scheduling and support

Choose from daytime and evening classes to accommodate your busy schedule. Classes held at CCBC campuses and extension centers, Eastern Family Resource Center and Young Parent Support Center.

Free and reduced tuition

Many basic education and essential skills courses are offered tuition free thanks to grant funding from the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.


Registration for Adult Basic Education and Essential Skills courses is conducted in person only. For more information and to view upcoming dates and locations, visit the Adult Basic Education Registration page »