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Fall River Adult Education Classes for GED/HiSET (Free in-person classes)


with Lorie Charron

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 23, 2024 at 6 pm
1 additional session on Jul 24, 2024

Do you want to improve your reading, writing, and math skills or to prepare for the GED/HiSET exams, college, training or improved job opportunities? Then this free of cost opportunity is for you! Fall River Adult Education offers flexible options designed to help you meet your goals. Classes are small in size and are offered during the day and evening.

You must be a resident of Massachusetts, Bristol County or be collecting unemployment from the state of Massachusetts to participate.

Each student receives 

  • personal attention from instructors
  • technology assistance
  • education advising
  • career planning assistance
  • optional tutoring support
  • other services offered to students of Bristol Community College

Students and graduates can access free college courses through our transition to college services.

Click here to register for an upcoming Adult Education Placement Test session, then check your email for important information. 

For assistance, contact Lorie Charron, Education Advisor, at 774-357-2373 or email

Blended Nursing Assistant Training (CNA)


with Tracy Gabus

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 4, 2024 at 9 am
5 additional sessions through Oct 22, 2024

 Thank you for your interest in our Nurse Assistant Training Program!

Click Here to fill out our Student Interest form for more information

Click Here to Register

Our course dates are listed below. The cost is $1495.00 which includes nursing assistant program, Dementia Training, and state testing fees.  Students are responsible for the cost of the uniforms and shoes. 

This 100 hour course of Blended training gives you the opportunity to start your training to be become a CNA with a flexible course option. Up to 50% of the program coursework is provided through a digital immersive, story-based curriculum. 

In conjunction with online theory, students will meet in person with highly qualified instructors in our state approved lab to learn the skills portion of their Nursing Assistant Training, as well as clinical hours in a skilled nursing facility. 

With successful course completion, you will receive a Nurse Assistant Training certificate and CPR Certification. Also included, is the MA State NAT Competency Exam in the comfort of the same state approved lab used to teach in-person skills classes. This course also meets the Rhode Island reciprocity / endorsement requirements.

*C.O.R.I. and S.O.R.I required

You will receive directions on how to submit both the C.O.R.I and S.O.R.I. applications after submitting your registration. All students must submit an online C.O.R.I. and S.O.R.I application and have a vaild driver’s license or photo ID.   A positive C.O.R.I. may prevent students from completing the the program.

Registration Deadline: 3 weeks prior to the start of class   

Important Information: To meet program requirements prerequisite forms must be uploaded to the link that you will receive via email after registration.  Do not email documents. 

Be prepared to upload the following documents:  

  • Copy of high school diploma/transcript or GED/HiSet; if you do not have a high school diploma or GED please fill out our student intrest form above and we will scheudule an eligibility exam.  
  • Up to date physical form- must be within a year 
  • Immunization record
  • Negative Tuberculosis Test
  • Proof of Flu vaccine
  • Proof of COVID vaccine (must have completed primary series or bivalent booster)
  • you MUST be 18 years of age or older

Course Schedules:

**In person skill dates and clinical dates are mandatory for course completion, students will be required to be doing online coursework on dates not in person, schedule of online coursework is flexible.

All in person classes are held at Fall River Campus 777 Elsbree St.  Fall River, Ma. 02721 Room E201A 


Class Dates: Sept 4, 2024 – October 13, 2024 - Day Class

Orientation: Sept 4, 2024 (ONLINE)

Class Days and Times: Wednesday 9:00 AM – 2:30PM

In Person Skill Dates: Sept 18, 23, 25, 30, Oct 2

Clinical: Oct 3, 7, 8


Class Dates: September 10, 2024 – October 26, 2024 - Evening Class

Orientation: September 10, 2024 (ONLINE)

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

In Person Skills Dates: Sept 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22

Clinical: Oct 19, 20, 26                                        


Class Dates: October 7, 2024 – December 4, 2024 - Day Class

Orientation: October 7, 2024 (ONLINE)

Class Days and Times: Monday's 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

In Person Skills Dates: Oct 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25

Clinical: Dec 2, 3, 4   


Class Dates: October 22, 2024 – December 8, 2024 - Evening Class

Orientation: October 22, 2024 (ONLINE)

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

In Person Skills Dates: Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3

Clinical: Dec 6, 7, 8                                     

Additional questions: Please email or call 774-357-2499.






SHRM CP/SCP Exam Prep Course


with Gary Convertino

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 4, 2024 at 6 pm

Course Dates/Time: (this is a Hybrid course

This course will run on Wednesdays, from September 4th through November 20th, 2024; 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. (12 classes/36 hours)

Actual Dates: Wednesdays; Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20 *Please note: the first class on Wed., Sept 4th will be held Face-to-Face (with an online option for those who cannot attend in person) at Bristol's Fall River Campus, Bldg./Rm. C100. The Nov 20th class will be held Face-to-Face. The remaining classes will be held online via Zoom.

Course Description: 

This is a course is offered by Bristol Community College in partnership with SHRM.

A participant guide is included and will be distributed on the first day of class, Wednesday, Sept 4, 2024.

It's time to prove you're prepared for the pivotal role an HR leader plays in transforming the workplace.

The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications measure your ability to apply HR principles to real-life situations. No other HR certification compares.

The SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM® for SHRM-CPSM and SHRM-SCPSM is designed as a certification preparation course for SHRM’s Certified Professional, CP, and Senior Certified Professional, SCP, examinations.


The best HR certification is the one that sets you apart from the crowd. The SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® are recognized and valued by employers in all industries as the premier human resources certifications.


This first-ever behavioral competency-based HR certification focuses on the core set of competencies and knowledge outlined in the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™).


Study with an instructor and earn your HR certification online with remote or in-person testing.


SHRM certification is the only HR certification offered by the world's largest HR membership organization. As the industry leader in HR professional development, SHRM has supported more than 100,000 employers representing 140 million employees worldwide.


  • Enhance HR Expertise
  • Increase Earning Potential
  • Advance Your HR Career Success
  • Demonstrate Your Commitment to HR Profession

HR executives agree that “it is important for HR professionals to be SHRM-certified.” Earning one of the SHRM credentials conveys a clear message: “HR professionals are invested in their career and are ready to lead.”



Real Estate Sales Exam Prep


with Paula Levasseur

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 16, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

This online Real Estate Sales Exam Prep course is a prerequisite for licensing as a real estate salesperson and approved by the Massachusetts Real Estate Board. This course covers basic brokerage, legal aspects of brokerage, financing, closing, listing, valuation, and everything else you need to know to pass the exam.

*Books are not included and are purchased before class begins from Anjos Realty.  Students will be notified as to how to purchase the book once registered. The cost of the books are $70.00 and can only be paid by check or money order.

Bristol has a long-standing partnership with Anjos Realty Services, a local business in Fairhaven, MA.

About Anjos Realty Services:

Anjos Realty Services has evolved, expanded and grown into the multi-faceted company it is today. At the center of its success is the Real Estate and Real Estate Education Services that John Anjos, the founder, and president of Anjos Realty Services has developed for over forty years. 

John and his associates offer extensive real estate experience as educators, brokers, and investors. Anjos Realty Services provides  students with the practical knowledge and individualized services needed as a homeowner or real estate investor. 

If you’re considering becoming a real estate agent, Anjos Realty Services will help you study for your Massachusetts Real Estate License. 

For more information on the exam and to register for the state exam visit:

Medical Interpreting


with Transfluenci LLC

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 8, 2024 at 6 pm
1 additional session

Class Dates/Times: (all classes will be held online)

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10/8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, 11/5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 12/3, 5, 10, 12, 17; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (No class on 11/28)

Class Description:  Medical interpreters are in great demand both in-person and remotely by video or phone. Interpreters can elect to work for a hospital, school, or state agency, or as contractors with many agencies throughout the country. They can also elect to work remotely from home where they can work independently and make their own hours.

Open to all languages, this 60-hour program provides a working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical terminology/vocabulary.

The course provides intense practice via oral role plays on a variety of medical topics. The student will also be introduced to VRI (video remote interpreting) and OPI (Over the Phone Interpreting).

Offered in collaboration with TransFluenci EDU, this course is designed for those preparing for entry-level careers as medical interpreters as well as for working interpreters preparing for the National Board Certificate exam. 

Students must be fully bilingual and must be fluent in English and one other language.

Students must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

The language assessment coordinator will reach out to you by phone prior to the start of class for an assessment in the language you designated when you registered. You must pass the language assessment, to meet program requirements. You will also be provided with the class book order information, (book price $39.95) is not included in the class price.

This program meets the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification training requirement and prepares you to pass the national certification exam. Upon completion of this course, students may elect to apply for national certification.

For information on certification requirements and cost click on the links below:

CCHI, Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters

NBCMI, National Board for the Certification of Medical Interpreters

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