Adult Basic Education & Training Program

  • The Adult Basic Education and Training Program provides FREE services to adults who are seeking to improve their English language skills (ESOL), get a high school diploma (HSE), and to those who are displaced because of loss of income (DHP) . Besides obtaining academic instruction and counseling, students receive college/training information and follow-up.


  • ESL classes meet three times per week from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm or from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. There are 5 Levels of ESL classes.
  • Pre HSE and HSE classes meet from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday.
  • The DHP program provides job readiness skills such as: resume writing, interviewing techniques and basic computer classes. Students must meet specific eligibility requirements.  Students attend once per week.  For more information regarding DHP, please call 718 289-5832/5838
  • Integrated English Language and Civics Education (IELCE) provides high-level ESOL instruction with an emphasis on college and career preparation. Classes are available morning, evenings and Saturdays.

We run four cycles per year and students need to call 718-289-5834 to schedule an appointment. Registration takes approximately 3 hours, and includes testing for appropriate class placement.

Prepare Yourself for a Future in Healthcare


The Bronx Community College Adult Education & Training Program is offering free ESL classes for intermediate and advanced students who must be able attend full-time entry level healthcare training at the Bronx Educational Opportunity Center. Interested students should call 718 289-5834/5831

Contact Us

Adult Basic Education and Training Program

Gould Residence Hall, Room 410
Phone: 718-289-5834
Fax: 718-289-6343


Success did not come easily for Terrence Coffie. He graduated from BCC in 2014 as a Phi Theta Kappa Human Services major, and went on to earn his B.S.W and M.S.W from New York University.

Along the way, he picked up over a dozen awards and scholarships, including NYU’s prestigious President’s Service Award and the 2017 National Association of Social Workers Alex Rosen Student of The Year. Still, Coffie’s greatest gift and accomplishment was his will and determination to beat the odds and not end up as another statistic.

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