All Basic Skills classes are free.
The mission of the Basic Skills program is to assist adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency, assist adults who are parents to obtain the educational skills necessary to become full partners in the educational development of their children, and assist adults in the completion of a secondary school education. The North Carolina Community College System provides educational opportunities for adults to improve their reading, writing, mathematics, and communication skills through five major program components.
Adult Basic Education (ABE)A program of instruction for adults, 16 years of age or older and out of school, who seek to improve their reading, writing, speaking, problem solving, math, and life skills to function more effectively in society, on a job, or in the family.
Adult High School (AHS)A program of instruction offered cooperatively with the local public school system to help adults earn Adult High School Diplomas.
General Educational Development (GED)GED Hotline: (919) 807-7139
A program of instruction designed to prepare adult students to pass the GED tests in order to earn a high school diploma equivalency. The tests are Language Arts, Writing; Language Arts, Reading; Mathematics; Science; and Social Studies.
A program of instruction designed to help adults whose native language is not English. Classroom instruction is offered at several levels ranging from beginning to advanced. You will be placed in a class with other students functioning at a similar skill level in English. Classes are designed to help you improve your English reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. All ESL courses help learners develop life skills required for living and working in the United States.
For more information, please call Jan Fisher at (252) 493- 7213
Compensatory EducationA program to provide mentally handicapped adults with skills to become more independent and self-directed and to meet and manage community, social, work, and personal adult responsibilities.
Learning CenterThe Learning Center is an individualized lab setting that offers adults opportunities to improve their reading, writing and math skills through computer-assisted instruction, videos and/or printed materials. You can prepare for college entrance, study for the GED, enhance your computer skills or just review the basics. To enroll, you must take a test to help us determine your areas of need.
ACE (Achieving College Entry) LabA lab designed to help prepare you for the college entrance test (COMPASS/Asset).
Life SkillsA basic skills program to assist adults by improving life skills so that they will become better workers, citizens, and family members.
Workplace ProgramsA program of instruction for employees to upgrade their job-related basic skills.
Call (252) 493-7560 for more details.
To be eligible for enrollment, potential students need to complete a Basic Skills orientation and assesssment session. Please note that this session is required and takes place over a period of three days/evenings. Registration for these sessions is on a first-come, first-serve basis. All students must present a valid NC ID and Social Security card on the first day/evening of the orientation. The cost is free.
If you have any questions please call Mary Hopkins: 493-7628 or Jean Sherrod: 493-7526
Day & Evening Sessions
Choose either a day or evening time to attend one of the orientation sessions.
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