Adult Education

Helena College
1115 North Roberts St. Room 117
Helena, MT 59601
HiSET Testing
Adult Basic Education


HiSET TABE Orientation
July 24 July 10 & 31 / 8:00 & 1:00 July 6 – 20 & 27
August 7 & 21 August 14 / 8:00 & 1:00 August 3 & 17
 September 11 & 25  September 4 & 18  September 14 & 28
 Session # 1 Begins
 Session # 5  Ends
 August 1st September 14th

Scholarship Opportunities

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Adult Learning Center is to provide for the literacy needs of adults in the community. Literacy is defined as the individual’s ability to apply reading, writing, and computational skills to a career and to everyday life. Furthermore, all staff are committed to recognizing individual needs, assisting each student in achieving his or her highest potential, and promoting the desire for lifelong learning.


Local, State, and Federal Policy

The Helena Adult Learning Center will strive to meet all policy guidelines, as required, and report information in a timely and accurate manner as directed.


The Helena Adult Learning Center will provide an environment for students that includes: flexible scheduling, high quality instructors, and curriculum materials so that students will see an increase in their educational functioning level.


The Helena Adult Learning Center will be an integral partner with referring agencies providing academic support for mutual clients.


Helena Adult Basic Education divisions

1.  Helena Adult Learning Center focuses on preparing students for employment and or college readiness.  This includes preparation for the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test).

2.  HiSET Testing Center provides the students the opportunity to take the HiSET Exam which is the high school equivalency test without accessing other services offered through the Adult Learning Center.

Helena Adult Learning Center Services include:

  1. Create Career or College Pathway Plan
  2. Preparation for Higher Education, including  trade programs, certification, and 2 year or 4 year institutions.
  3. Increase skills required for employment
  4. Build Literacy and Math Proficiency
  5. Preparation for HiSET

Orientation, advising, and minimum-hours of attendance are considered part of a student’s obligation for accessing the FREE services provided by the Adult Learning Center.  Class sessions are offered every six weeks.

Community Partners

Helena College, University of Montana

Career Training Institute

  • (406) 443-0800
  • 347 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Montana State Job Services

Florence Crittenton

Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Services

TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers

Lewis and Clark Literacy Council