Education 2 Go

We have a new Website!  You will find all of our special events, concerts, programs and services there.  

Please visit it at: Billerica Recreation Website


Affordable Online Learning

Update your skills, discover new talents, or chart a career path at your own pace and at your convenience with our new instructor-led online courses. Courses begin each month and run for six weeks. Each course consists of at least 12 lessons. Interactive quizzes, tutorials, assignments, and online discussion areas supplement the lessons. All materials will be made available to you over the internet. Read your lessons and ask questions of your instructor at times that are most convenient to you. All you need to get started is internet access and email.

Please visit Education 2 Go for course requirements, demonstration, and additional information.


Lessons are available via email or online. Print and study lessons at your leisure or access the internet for assignments, demonstrations, tutorials, quizzes, and an electronic bulletin board that permits interaction with others in your class. All classes begin on the third Wednesday of the month. Most courses run for 6 weeks, 2 lessons emailed each week on Wednesday and Friday. There is a quiz with each lesson as well as a final exam. Those completing all course work receive course completion certification. See below for the latest information on new classes that have been added recently!  There are other classes offered that are "bundles" and last upwards of 96+ hrs. 

Registration & Fees

To register, please follow these steps:
  • Go to Education 2 Go
  • Click online classes
  • Click on courses and then your choice for syllabus, detailed description, and price
  • Complete all information and attend orientation on the website. Click on the orientation link (this is required before you can go to your online classroom)
  • Full payment to the Billerica Recreation Department is required by the first Friday of the month you wish to take a class
Individual class fees range is from an average of $89 and up for a 24 hour class. There are also "bundled" classes, such as the "Microsoft Office 2016 Value Suite" or the "Java Software Developer Suite" that can last upwards of 72 hours that will cost more.

How the Online Classes Work

All courses begin on the third Wednesday of each month and run for 6 weeks. Each course consists of 12 lessons, each of which is supplemented with interactive quizzes, assignments, tutorials, live instructor support, and online discussion areas. The online classroom can be accessed over the internet at any time of day or night You will be able to participate entirely from the comfort of your home or office at times that are most convenient to you.

All courses require internet access, email, and Internet Explorer, Firefox, or other internet browsers. The day your class begins, return to Education 2 Go. Click the classroom link, and then log in with the information you provided in online orientation


  • College Prep and Professional Development - Prepare for the SAT, ACT, GED, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and other exams, obtain professional certification, or move ahead with our continuing education courses for teachers and health care workers
  • Computers and Technology - Graphic design, web design, computer literacy, Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, PC troubleshooting, programming, networking, database management, QuickBooks, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Publisher, PrintShop, Windows, Linux, Mac, Oracle, SQL, and more
  • Writing and Language - Editing, grammar, technical writing, creative writing, screenwriting, writing for children, poetry, songwriting, journalism, Spanish, French, Braille, and more
  • Business and Careers - Entrepreneurship, accounting, business planning, supervision, customer service, human resources, law, project management, administrative assisting, sales, leadership, stress management, assertiveness, communication, and more
  • Grant Writing and Nonprofit Management - Career opportunities are plentiful in the fast-growing nonprofit sector. Prepare to take advantage of unprecedented demand for grant writers, fund raisers, nonprofit managers, and more
  • Personal Enrichment - Digital photography, personal finance, investing, debt elimination, art, music, history, philosophy, psychology, math, parenting, film, acting, comedy, drawing, outdoor survival techniques, and theme park engineering

Education 2 Go's Top 30

Below are some of Education 2 Go's top requested classes from around the country:
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 Explore a Career in Medical Coding  Creating Web Pages
Introduction to Python 3 Programming Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My! Write Fiction Like a Pro
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016
Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera
Introduction to SQL 
Project Management Fundamentals Grammar Refresher  Medical Terminology
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016 Spanish for Medical Professionals Discover Sign Language
Computer Skills for the Workplace Creating WordPress Websites
Speed Spanish 
Accounting Fundamentals Introduction to QuickBooks Online A to Z Grant Writing 
Accounting Fundamentals  Become a Veterinary Assistant GRE Preparation 
Introduction to Photoshop CC  Introduction to C# Programming Spanish in the Classroom
SAT/ACT Prep Course Introduction to Java Programming Real Estate Investing
Human Anatomy and Physiology Basic CompTIA A+ Certification Prep LSAT Preparation
Introduction to Microsoft Access 2016 Teaching Students With ADHD Start Your Own Small Business