Adult Education Adult Education

Adult Education

FCC Adult Education provides continuing education opportunities for adults who are not currently enrolled in high school. Individuals can enroll in classes to improve their basic reading, math, and writing skills, prepare for the GED® test, earn a high school diploma, or increase their readiness for job advancement.

English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are also available for adults who want to improve their English language skills.

Learn more about Adult Education options below.

Develop skills in reading, writing, or math.


This grant-funded program provides small classes, friendly instructors, and a relaxed atmosphere for adult students who need to develop skills for their jobs or continuing education.

Students must be Maryland residents at least 18 years of age, not enrolled in public school, and who do not have a high school diploma.


Services include:

  • Assessment of academic skills
  • Classes at all levels, from basic skills through high school diploma preparation
  • College and career transition services
  • Employment support services

Earn a High School Diploma


The state of Maryland offers two diploma options for adults and out-of-school youth:

Option 1: Pass the GED® Test 

Take and pass all four sections of the GED® test (Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies) and receive a Maryland high school diploma.

Option 2: Complete the National External Diploma Program® (NEDP)

Earn a traditional high school diploma through the innovative NEDP approach. Qualified participants can work from wherever they have access to a computer. The program is flexible and confidential and can be completed in 6 to 12 months. NEDP allows participants to draw on their life experiences to demonstrate high school level skills.


Additional Resources



Online ESL & GED Prep Courses

The Adult Education Office is now offering online/remote learning experiences for students interested in learning English or getting their High School Diploma from home.


Interest Form


Orientation Information and Upcoming Sessions


Orientation Interest Form
  • Orientations are taking place online only.
  • Orientation is required. Interested students must attend an orientation prior to enrolling in any Adult Education courses.
  • Orientations are free of charge.
  • Questions? Call 240.629.7962 or [email protected].

How to Get to Frederick Community College

Frederick Community College is located at:
7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, Maryland, 21702



More Information

Contact Us
Adult Basic Education Office, Conference Center - Rm E102
[email protected]