Springfield Adult Learning Center (SALC)
SALC is Your 1st Step to Your Next Step
The Springfield Adult Learning Center (SALC), previously known as Adult Basic Education (ABE), provides free classes for adults to further their education by earning a High School Equivalency Certificate (HSE) which includes preparing for a GED or a HiSET exam; developing computer, email, or internet skills; learning English as a second language; or enrolling as a student at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) college after completing an HSE.
Classes are on campus during day and evening hours as well as online through remote learning classes. Classes focus on preparing students for college, careers, and vocational certificate programs. All classes are free for eligible students.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
ESOL classes are designed for beginner to advanced English speakers and cover English speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
ESOL MassSTEP Culinary/Hospitality
The ESOL MassSTEP is for people learning English who are at an intermediate level who want to the skills and certifications necessary to begin a career in the culinary/hospitality sector. Students earn ServSafe Food Handler and Manager, OSHA10, and other workplace certificates, in addition to knife skills and culinary fundamentals.
Basic Computer Skills (Hampden Prep)
Our Basic Computer Skills program prepares students for the 21st century by providing instruction in technology and digital literacy. Students work to improve their computer and job-ready skills as well as prepare to earn certificates.
HiSET/GED Exam Preparation Classes
HiSET/GED Exam Preparation classes prepare students for the High School Equivalency Test, the academic challenges of college-level courses, and the challenges of entering employment.
Transition to College (T2C)
The Transition to College (T2C) program is designed to assist adult learners who have completed their high school equivalency (HiSET/GED) through a DESE-funded program such as SALC through their first year of college at STCC.
We are flexible! SALC staff members are available to meet in person on-campus and virtually:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For more information about SALC, please connect with us on the SALC Facebook group, view our Workforce Development Center FY2020 Annual Report, or contact us using the information below. We look forward to working with you!
Springfield Adult Learning Center
Springfield Technical Community College Campus
Building 27, Second Floor
1 Armory Square
Springfield, MA 01102
Phone: (413) 755-4300
FAX: (413) 755-6333
The STCC / Springfield Adult Learning Center (SALC) is a unique partnership among Hampden County organizations including Holyoke Community College (HCC), Springfield Technical Community College (STCC), Springfield Housing Authority (SHA), and the Community Mitigation Commission. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Community Mitigation Commission fund the services through generous grants.