Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency Preparation

BCC's Adult Basic Education program includes High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation courses. Adults have the opportunity to certify their attainment of high school-level academic knowledge and skills by preparing for and passing an HSE exam. Beginning with a no-cost placement test, students can refresh their foundational skills by completing an HSE Academic Skills course or they can begin preparing for the content ares of the HSE exam by completing an HSE Preparation course.

These courses currently offered at our Hackensack location, the Ciarco Learning Center. For more information, please call 201-489-1551 or select here to send an email to bcchackensack@bergen.edu.


HSE Foundational Skills


HSE Academic Skills Refresher (SD-115) A 9-week course to review reading, writing, and math skills. Students are introduced to the writing process and techniques like brainstorming, using graphic organizers, and self- and peer-editing. Math lessons build number sense and a foundation of problem-solving skills. M-TH (Fee: $405.00)

HSE Academic Skills - Math (SD-116) An 18-day course with a focus on math fundamentals. Math lessons build number sense and a foundation of problem-solving skills. M/W (Fee: $295.00)

HSE Academic Skills - Language Arts (SD-117) An 18-day course with a focus on reading, and writing fundamentals. Students are introduced to the writing process through such techniques as brainstorming, using graphic organizers, and self- and peer-editing. T/TH (Fee: $295.00)


HSE Preparation


HSE Preparation (SD-118) A 9-week multi-skills course designed to help prepare students for the HSE exam. The HSE exam's 5 content areas of Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies are practiced. Students will review reading and writing skills along with strategies for the mathematics portion of the exam. M-TH (Fee: $405.00)

HSE Preparation - Math Skills (SD-119) An 18-day course to practice the math skills and strategies required for the HSE exam. M/W (Fee: $295.00)

HSE Preparation - Reading and Writing Skills (SD-120) An 18-day course to practice the reading and writing skills and strategies required for the HSE exam. T/TH (Fee: $295.00)