Educational Opportunities

College and Career Readiness


Basic Skills and HRD Class Schedule

The purpose of the Adult Basic Education program is to provide an educational opportunity for those students in the three-county service area who did not complete their high school education or have not received their GED or who need to improve their reading, languages or math skills. Classes are flexible; they are designed to allow for individual differences in persons who have been out of the public school system from six months to thirty years or more. Due to the varying levels of motivation, ability, available time, work habits and class commitment among the students, ABE instructors work individually with students to achieve realistic goals.

Adult Basic Education program stresses literacy development from beginning reading to pre-GED study. Conventional basic literacy instruction emphasizes a general competency in basic word identification, reading comprehension, and vocabulary skills and basic knowledge in the social studies and science area. Functional literacy, math and English skills are also developed. Instructional methods and materials appropriate for adults are used to help promote more meaningful learning experiences. Pre-GED instruction provides further study in the math, English, social studies, science and general-reading areas. The program provides the student with a basic foundation to enter high school equivalency classes or to take the General Education Development (GED) examination. 

Open enrollment is maintained throughout the year and there is at least one literacy class in each county to ensure the opportunity to permit students to enter at any time. Specialized classes are established at various locations in the service area. There is no fee for registration or for instructional materials.

Adult Basic Education program, Preparation for GED

Classes are offered on all levels from beginning reading to preparation for your GED. Classes are interactive and use adult learning techniques. Individualized instruction, open entry, multiple class locations and times make these classes customer friendly and facilitate student success. If you or someone you know needs to complete his or her education, call the SCC Center nearest you. All literacy classes are free.

You can start classes at any time and do not need to wait for the beginning of a new semester.

Career Readiness Certification

Do you have the job skills you need to be successful? North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate is a portable credential that promotes skills and career development for individuals and confirms to employers that they possess basic workplace skills in Applied Math, Reading for Information and Locating Information. For more information from SCC’s Employability Lab, call 828.339.4262 or 828.339.4449.

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