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Free Noncredit Classes

Conveniently Located Throughout San Francisco

Recipient of the Academic Senate for

California Community Colleges 2006 Exemplary Program Award



The Transitional Studies Department offers instruction in the CCSF High School Diploma Program, General Education Development (GED®), HiSet (High School Equivalency Test), Adult Basic Education, and Vocational Foundation Skills.

The curriculum consists of courses in reading, writing, mathematics, and specific subjects at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels. Instructional methodology includes both individualized and traditional classroom instruction.

All courses are free of charge and are designed to help students complete their adult education and, if desired, transfer to college degree or career/technical certificate programs.

Programs and classes are available day and evening at John Adams, Civic Center, Southeast, and Mission campuses. The Mission Campus offers classes taught primarily in Spanish.

To download flyer with the latest program information (Fall 2015), click HERE


Questions?  Please contact the site coordinators listed below.

  • John Adams Center (JAD): Kate Gougutas  

Office: (415) 561-1013 



  • Mission Center: Julita McNichol

Office: (415) 920-6180

Staff: (415) 920-6043



  • Adult Learning Center (ALC): Diane Fredericks 

Office: (415) 561-1871