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College & Career Readiness

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Nash Community College’s College & Career Readiness Program includes the instructional areas of Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency, and English as a Second Language.

100% Online and Face to Face

The College & Career Readiness program is now offering classes entirely online in addition to face to face. Options are available in Reading, Math, Writing, English, Bootcamp, and Digital Literacy.


Ready to sign up? Click here.

After you submit the form testing information will appear that include dates and times.

For more information contact or 252-451-8246.


Take the TABE Test.

Studying and doing your best on this test will place you in the class based on your grade level.

Study Materials

3 Ready Set Go Orientation

After testing you will be given a paper with the Ready, Set, Go online link.

Email from your NCC email.

An automatic alert will be sent after you complete RSG orientation.


Check your NCC email for your schedule.

The email will contain both online and in-person options.

6 Attend class regularly.

High School Equivalency (HSE)
(formerly known as GED®)

  • Program offered at no charge
  • Convenient class offerings: morning, afternoon, evening & online (Access available to lab for online classes)
  • Work at your own pace, test every 60 hours to determine progress
  • Classes are offered at different ability levels
  • Classes build to preparation for High School Equivalency Tests
  • 5 subject exams: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science & Social Studies
  • Earn High School Equivalency credential

Click here for HSE Transcript/Records for HiSet and GED.

GED® $80 HiSet
$53.75 Computer Based
$75 Written
Computer-based test Computer or paper-based test
4 Subjects:
  1. Language Arts
  2. Science
  3. Social Studies
  4. Mathematics

5 subjects:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Science
  4. Social Studies
  5. Mathematics

Retake the test up to two times for free. Retake the test up to two times for free.

High School Equivalency Diploma

The three nationally-recognized assessments used to obtain a state-issued High School Equivalency credential in North Carolina are GED® and HiSET®. The High School Equivalency assessments are recognized by the US Department of Education USDOE GEN-14-16 and cover the same content areas. Passing the complete battery of any one of the assessments will lead to the same High School Equivalency Diploma issued by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges.

What do I do next if I am under 18 years of age?

  1. Obtain an Enrollment Packet for minors (Contains a checklist of items to collect)
  2. Call or Email the Director of College and Career Readiness to schedule an appointment (Due to the length of the meeting, no drop in appointments are allowed, contact Dorneeta Harper 252-451-8246 or
  3. After your meeting with Ms. Harper you will be instructed to follow the steps below.

What do I do next if I am over 18 years of age?

  • Obtain/bring state issued picture ID
  • Take the TABE test on Wednesday Afternoon at 5:00 pm or Monday-Thursday mornings at 8:00 am in the Continuing Education and Public Services Building. Room 8120. This test is offered on a first come, first served basis.
  • How well you do on the TABE test determines your class placement
  • Complete a mandatory “Ready Set Go” orientation. During Ready, Set, Go you will fill out a survey of hours you can attend
  • When you complete Ready, Set, Go Your Class Schedule will given to you.
  • Start Attending Classes or working online based on your schedule
  • You will be tested every 60 hours to check your progress to help you move through the process to graduation.

English as a Second Language

The English as a Second Language program offers instruction to non-native English speaking adults seeking to improve their English language acquisition skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. ESL instruction can help students prepare for employment, advance professionally, prepare for citizenship, and become more involved in neighborhood and community life.

  • Program is offered at no charge
  • Convenient class offerings: morning and evening
  • Improve English speaking, listening, reading & writing skills

Foundational Adult Basic Education (FABE)

The Foundational Adult Basic Education program is designed for students with intellectual disabilities. It serves as an extension of the Occupational Course of Study (OCS) activities in the local public school system and allows students to continue their education and training in career pathways at the community college level. Students receive instruction in academics (math and language arts) as well as coursework in specific career pathways. Through classroom instruction and internships, students are prepared to find work in Hospitality and Food Service, Gardening and Lawn Maintenance, Commercial Cleaning, and Retail Sales. FABE Internship Video


A graduation ceremony is held in May of each year, in which all HSE graduates are eligible to participate. The High School Equivalency diploma is issued by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges in Raleigh.


Roslyn Pemberton
Director, College and Career Readiness
Roslyn Pemberton
Phone: 252-451-8215
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: 8111
Dorneeta Harper
Program Performance & Recruitment Coordinator
Dorneeta Harper
Phone: 252-451-8246
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: 8120