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HCC to offer college prep course for adults

HOLYOKE — Holyoke Community College (HCC) will offer free, non-credit college preparation courses for the Spring 2012 semester to people who want to go to college, but may be worried they are not quite ready.  
HCC’s ABE Transitions to College and Careers Program helps prospective students build college level proficiency in math, reading and writing, study strategies and computers in a supportive community learning environment. Participants also receive support identifying possible career paths and navigating the college admissions process.  
The college will be offering one course during the day at the main HCC campus on 303 Homestead Ave.; the other in the evening in downtown Holyoke at the Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center (PAFEC), 206 Maple St. The day classes at HCC will run Jan. 30 to May 1 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 a.m. The evening classes at PAFEC will run Jan. 24 to May 17 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a GED or high school diploma from at least four years ago, be proficient in English and must intend to pursue a college certificate or degree program as either a part-time or full-time student For more info contact Elia Dreyfuss at 552-2852 or by email at edreyfuss@hcc.edu
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