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    The BCCC Adult Basic Education (ABE) Department housed within the Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division is a leader in helping adults achieve functional literacy and important life skills, and is the largest provider of literacy services in Baltimore City.

    By combining modern teaching technologies and a committed and innovative professional staff, the department has achieved notable success in helping adults learn.

    Courses are either affordable or at no cost and can be customized for businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, schools, churches, and community organizations either onsite, or at the downtown Harbor Campus, Liberty Campus, or Reisterstown Plaza Center.

    The Adult Basic Education Department offers six course levels from basic literacy to GED® test preparation, as well as alternative diploma options programs.


    Adult Basic Education/GED® Test Preparation

    ABE/GED® Test Prep classes provide classroom instruction in basic reading, writing, and math, as well as basic life skills. Courses are offered to adults on campus and at more than 30 sites throughout Baltimore City.


    For entry into ABE/GED® Test Preparation classes

    Come to 710 E. Lombard St., Room 61, to take a three-hour assessment.  


    Baltimore City Community College
    710 East Lombard Street, Room 61

    Monday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (no later than by 1 p.m.)
    Tuesday 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (no later than 4:30 p.m.) 
    Wednesday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (no later than by 1 p.m.)
    Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (no later than by 1 p.m.)
    Friday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (no later than by 10 a.m.)

    The BCCC ABE /GED testing center is conveniently located at the Shot Tower/Market Place Metro Subway Station and is on bus line route #10. No appointment is needed for testing. The testing center is located on the first floor of the Harbor Park Garage next to Port Discovery. Parking is not validated. 


    Assessment testing is also offered at the Reisterstown Plaza Center

    Baltimore City Community College 
    Reisterstown Plaza Center (RPC)
    6764 A Reisterstown Road

    Testing is held at RPC by appointment only on the first Thursday of each month from 1–5 p.m.

    The assessment is provided at no cost to you. Please allow yourself approximately 3 hours to complete the assessment. While walk-ins are welcome, we recommend that you make an ap-pointment to secure your seat. To schedule an appointment, call 410-986-3203 or 410-986-5414. You must be at least 18 years of age to enroll. New students must attend an orientation; dates and times will be provided during registration.

    Please call 410-986-5430 or 410-986-5424 for additional information.

    This website or any of the products or services described on this website are not endorsed by ACE or GED® Testing Service. 

Last Modified on September 9, 2020