Other Classes

Below is a list of other classes (not ESL) in MetroWest – such as high school equivalency (HiSet/GED), citizenship, or job training).


FAESL (Framingham Adult ESL Plus)

  • Status:
  • Two semesters:  Spring (Jan/Feb – Jun) and Fall (Aug/Sep – Dec)
  • Classes offered at 4 levels
    • HiSET (4 Levels): Three nights a week; Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 6:30 to 9:30 for 4 months
    • Citizenship Prep: One night a week for 3 hours
  • ESL classes are also offered
  • Cost: Free
  • Office location: 31 Flagg Drive (Fuller Middle School)
  • Contact: 508-626-4282

Joan Brack Center at SMOC

  • Status:
    • Open registration all year, sometimes a short wait period fewer than 8 weeks.
      New classes begin each month
    • An application, 90-minute screening test, and interview are required
    • Testing: Non-holiday Mondays at JBALC on the first floor at SMOC – at 12:30, or by appointment
  • Classes
    • High school equivalency test preparation classes meet all year
    • 20 hours per week; Monday through Thursday 10am to 3pm
    • Includes math every day if needed
  • Career/credential pathway planning is available
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: South Middlesex Opportunity Council, 7 Bishop Street, Framingham
  • Contact: Mary Lou Horn 508-872-6570

Keefe Tech Evening Program

  • Status: Next HiSET class begins June 18. Next Citizenship class begins in October.
  • Fall (Sep-Dec), Spring (Feb-Jun), and Summer (Jun-Aug) Semesters
  • Classes
    • HiSET: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6:00 to 9:00 for 16 sessions
    • Citizenship: Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 beginning Oct 3, for 5 weeks
  • More info: Summer Class
  • Cost: $275
  • Contact: continuinged@jpkeefehs.org  508-416-2170


Quinsigamond Community College ACLC at Assabet Valley

  • Status: Registration is open
  • Adult Career Pathways Class
    • 4 days a week (Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu); 9 1/2 hours per week
    • Help with preparing for a career in a health-related field
    • Includes computer, science, math, reading skills training
  • Requirements include: Intermediate (~Level 4) English capability
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Assabet Valley Technical High School – 215 Fitchburg Street in Marlborough
    (There are additional classes offered in Worcester)
  • Contact: 508-263-9673  jrossignol@qcc.mass.edu (Joyce Rossignol) or xsuarez@qcc.mass.edu (Xavier Valasco-Suarez)
  • Registration Information:

Retail Pathways

  • Status: Space available.
    More info, including an application, on the website.
  • Retail job training and help finding a retail job
  • Requirements include: Intermediate (~Level 4) English capability, U.S. work authorization, not currently working in a retail job (in a store).  For other requirements, see the application
  • Not required: Experience, high school degree
  • Classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings 5:00 – 8:00 PM (for 6 weeks)
    After the 6 weeks, meet once a week on Tuesdays until you get a job
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Keefe Technical School, 750 Winter Street, Framingham
  • Contact: Cindy Key, ckey@pswinc.org, (508) 281-6910, ext. 9

One Family

  • Status: Space available for Credential to Career program.  Registration is open for the next training, which will begin the week of June 11th in Framingham
  • 12-week training.  6 workshops – once every 2 two weeks, with one-on-one coaching the other weeks
  • Training and personal coaching to help adults choose a career, and find out how to get there, pay for it, and be successful
  • Requirements:  You must be a parent/guardian, and there are also some low-income requirements
  • Not required: You must know some English (~intermediate level), but fluency is not required.  High school degree (or GED/HiSET) is also not required
  • Cost: Free for parents in MetroWest
  • Facebook page
  • Office Location: Watermill Center, 800 South Street (Suite 610), Waltham
  • Class location: In Framingham – specific location not yet chosen
  • Contact: Erin Lotridge, elotridge@onefamilyinc.org, (617) 423-0504