Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education

Realize your potential

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to lead a richer life filled with opportunity. Whether you want to learn to read, prepare for your HSE exam or improve your English skills, Truckee Meadows Community College's Adult Basic Education (ABE) offers free and low-cost, noncredit programs to help you achieve your goals.

English as a Second Language

If English is not your native language, enroll in our ESL classes to strengthen your ability to speak, read, write and understand English.

HSE Preparation

Take these preparation courses in subjects of the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam. You'll also learn computer and work-readiness skills, as well as prepare for college. If you are ready to take one of the HSE exams, visit the HSE Testing Information page.

Note: If you want to enroll in the literacy, English as a Second Language or the HSE programs, you will be assessed prior to enrollment and throughout the training program. Assessment results determine your placement, advancement and educational needs.

Literacy Program

Improve your reading, writing and math skills with our tutoring and classes that offer individualized and small-group instruction.

Rights and Responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship

Are you considering taking the U.S. Citizenship exam? Learn about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, as well as U.S. history and government.

Customized Workplace Language Training

Run your business more efficiently by improving your workplace communication. ABE offers:

  • English language classes for employees
  • Spanish for managers
  • Language training specific to your company's needs

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Saturday, July 26
RDMT 404, Dandini Campus


Saturday, July 26
RDMT 115, Dandini Campus

Adult Basic Education

Truckee Meadows Community College
TMCC Meadowood Center
5270 Neil Road, S220
Reno, Nevada 89502

Telephone: 775-829-9044 or Fax: 775-829-9050

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