Springfield Adult Learning Center (SALC)
The Springfield Adult Learning Center (SALC) is a centralized walk-in information, support and referral center for community members pursuing a high school equivalency credential (HiSET/GED), upgrading their basic skills, increasing job/career readiness or learning English.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Mitigation Commission, Springfield Technical Community College, and other grants generously fund Springfield Adult Learning Center programs.
For more information about SALC please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Programs Offered by Springfield Adult Learning Center
- Adult Basic Education (ABE)
- English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- Hampden Prep (HP)
- Transition to College (T2C)
All classes, programs, and services are free for eligible adults of 18 years and older who not enrolled in school.
Day and Evening Classes are offered.
Information and applications are available through the Springfield Adult Learning Center.
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
Our goal is to prepare students interested in college for the academic challenges of college-level courses and for the challenges of entering employment.
Academic instruction includes basic skill development and preparation to taking the HiSET/GED from beginning skills to High School skills in reading, mathematics, algebra, science, social studies, and writing and beyond.
Individuals must be willing and able to attend 80% or more of the class time offered, take assessments, complete work outside of class, support a learning environment, and have a desire to complete their goals. Classes range from 8 hours to 16 hours of instruction per week.
Classroom instruction for different levels provides the best learning environment possible, our teachers are dedicated and knowledgeable, and our staff is supportive and caring.
Year-round classes are available onthe STCC campus and Springfield Housing Authority property.
Students work to improve their computer and job-ready skills and may take a ServSafe class. Hampden Prep provides instruction with a hospitality industry focus in mind.
- Five-Week Sessions
- Computer use and keyboarding
- Job Readiness
- Introduction to the Hospitality Industry and career opportunities
- Basic math and reading skills development
- Certificate opportunities: National Career Readiness Certificate, ServSafe
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
All English Language Learners apply for classes through the English Language Learners Office in Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), Room 268. Students interested in our free ESOL programs are referred to our ESOL staff. We offer day and evening classes for English language learners.
Transition to College (T2C)
Adult learners who have completed their high school equivalency (HiSET/GED) through a DESE funded program like SALC and wish to attend college are eligible for this program. The T2C program includes free Developmental Courses, College Credits, First Year Experience, pro-active advising, advising support while applying for college, choosing an educational path, applying for Financial Aid and scholarships, a guide to understanding the college culture, expectation, and process. Services include academic support and continued support while attending STCC.
Registering for Classes
All applications for classes and other services begin with a visit to the Springfield Adult Education Center at STCC.
Due to COVID-19, access to campus is restricted and there will be no opportunity for new applications until campus access is available to the public. For the most up to date information and updates on campus access please see the Coronavirus page.
Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Springfield Adult Learning Center
Springfield Technical Community College Campus
Building 27, Suite 149
1 Armory Square
Springfield, MA 01102
Phone: (413) 755-4300
FAX: (413) 755-6333