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Courses & Programs

College & Career Readiness

College & Career Readiness programs help adults refresh their reading, writing, and math fundamentals; complete a high school credential; or improve English language skills. All College & Career Readiness courses are offered at no cost to students. The only costs associated with the program are credentialing fees assessed by GED®, HiSET®, and TASC® for High School Equivalency candidates. Please see the High School Equivalency section for more information.

Under certain circumstances, minors 16 and 17 years old may be admitted to the College & Career Readiness program. In order for these students to enroll, a parent or legal guardian must complete the “Enrollment Packet for Minors”, return the completed packet and required documentation, and meet with the Director. Admittance is determined on a case-by-case basis.

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 apprenticeships, students are prepared to find work in Hospitality and Food Service, Gardening and Lawn Maintenance, Commercial Cleaning, and Retail Sales.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The Adult Basic Education program is designed for adults who are interested in improving their basic reading, writing, speaking, problem solving, or computation skills to function more effectively in society, in the workplace, or in the home. These classes also help to prepare learners for entry into the Adult High School or High School Equivalency program.

Adult High School (AHS)

The Adult High School is a program offered cooperatively with Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools that provides opportunities for earning course credits towards completing graduation requirements for a high school diploma.

High School Equivalency (HSE)

The High School Equivalency program offers instruction to assist learners in preparing to successfully pass a designated set of high school equivalency exams. Currently, student can earn a High School Equivalency diploma through GED®, HiSET®, or TASC®.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

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.

Integrated English Literacy & Civics Education (EL Civics)

The EL Civics program offers instruction to adult English language learners, including professionals with degrees and credentials from their native countries. The program enables students to achieve competency in the English language and acquire the basic and more advanced skills needed to function effectively as parents, workers, and citizens in the United States. Coursework in the EL Civics program integrates instruction in literacy, English language acquisition, the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, civic participation, and workforce preparation leading to the attainment of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent and/or transition to postsecondary education and training, or employment.


Ivana Stevens
Director, College & Career Readiness
Ivana Stevens
Phone: 252-451-8215
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: 8133