Workforce Development

The Center for Workforce and Community Education

Call 508.678.2811, ext. 2154/2527

Center for Adult Basic Education & Workplace Literacy

Call 508.678.2811, ext. 2272 or 2269

Adult Basic Education programs

English for Speakers of Other Languages Program

Adult Basic Education

Volunteer Support Programs

Workplace Literacy

Dislocated Workers Program

Professional Development

SABES Regional Support Center

Call 508.678.2811, ext. 2278

Workforce Development

BCC’s Center for Workforce and Community Education is a comprehensive corporate services and community education resource.

Education resource

The staff specializes in designing customized programs to meet specific training needs of area employers and provides expert consultant and technical assistance. The Center also offers courses in leadership skills, small business management, entrepreneurship, supervision, personal development, and communication skills. Training can be delivered at the employer’s location or at any Bristol Community College location.

Corporate Services

Offers customized needs assessment and training for individual companies. We also provide consulting services, grant writing assistance, partnership development, professional development workshops, and customized seminars.

Noncredit Courses

Professional Development courses consist of noncredit courses and workshops which carry continuing education units (CEUs) and are offered online or face-to-face. Certificate programs are continuously updated.

The Center offers personal Enrichment courses topics in a variety of online or face-to-face.

Online courses allow you to learn at home or in the office 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can take courses according to your own schedule and receive input instantly. Online classes eliminate extra cost and allow you to work at your own pace.

Latino Immersion courses are offered in Spanish to increase the attendees’ language skills and enhance their knowledge and understanding of the Latin culture.

Kids College

This summer program for children from Kindergarten through grade 12 allows children to explore new interests and to reinforce existing skills in an atmosphere that fosters creativity and fun. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday for six weeks. There is a supervised lunch period for students who attend a full day. For more information, visit

Center for Adult Basic Education & Workplace Literacy

For more than 25 years, BCC has offered adult basic education instruction. Specialized services include remediation in reading, writing, and math, language instruction in English for speakers of other languages, and GED preparation.

Adult Basic Education Programs

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program assists individuals whose first language is not English. Three levels of instruction are available both in the morning and evening. Contact 508.678.2811, ext. 2270 in Fall River, ext. 3533 in Attleboro, or 508-977-9565 in Taunton.

Adult Basic Education provides instruction for adults interested in upgrading their reading, writing, and/or computational skills. G.E.D. preparation classes are also available. Pre-G.E.D. and G.E.D. preparation classes are available morning and evening. Students receive academic counseling and assessment services to determine the curriculum that will best meet their needs. BCC operates satellite locations in the Attleboro and Fall River communities as well as in Taunton. Contact 508.678.2811, ext. 2373 for more information.

G.E.D. Test Center provides the opportunity for individuals to earn an alternative high school diploma. BCC is an approved testing site for the national General Educational Development examination. Contact ext. 2156.

Workplace Literacy

The Center provides a Workplace Literacy program which offers multi-level courses in reading, writing, math, English for speakers of other languages, and GED at company sites. Contact 508.678.2811, ext. 2368 for more information.

Professional Development

SABES Regional Support Center is a part of a statewide system serving Adult Basic Education practitioners in southeastern Massachusetts. The Center coordinates staff and program development activities and makes innovative materials available for use in programs. Directors, counselors, and instructors can use the Center’s networking opportunities and technical assistance. Call 508.678.2811, ext 2278 for more information.

Volunteer Support Programs

BCC coordinates tutor training and support groups for volunteers who wish to work with adult learners enrolled in ABE programs at the College. For more information about our Taunton Volunteer Literacy Program, contact 508.977.9565. To learn about volunteer training schedules in Fall River, contact 508.678.2811, ext. 2042.

Dislocated Workers Program

The College provides intensive instructional programming for dislocated workers who seek structured schedules that align with state requirements for individuals receiving unemployment assistance. For more information, contact 508.678.2811, ext. 2368.

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