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Economic & Community
Development Division

College and Career Readiness
(formerly Adult Education)


Central Carolina Community College's College & Career Readiness program has a three-fold mission:

  • Assist adults in becoming literate and obtaining knowledge and skills for employment and self-sufficiency
  • Assist parents in obtaining educational skills to become full partners in their children's education
  • Assist adults in the completion of a secondary school education

The college carries out this mission by providing educational opportunities for adults in reading, writing, mathematics, and communication skills through the following programs:

Adult Basic Education

The purpose of Adult Basic Education is to raise the basic educational levels of individuals to meet the demands of today's world.

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Basic Skills Plus

Eligible students enrolled in AHS/GED classes within College and Career Readiness will be able to take the Nursing Aid 1 certification class.

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High School Completion Programs

Anyone 16 years of age or older, who has been out of school at least six months, may enroll in either the General Educational Development (GED) diploma or the Adult High School diploma program.

  • The GED program prepares students to pass tests in writing, social studies, science, reading, and mathematics. Passing the tests demonstrates mastery of the basic skills of a high school graduate.
  • In the Adult High School program, students earn units of credit to complete their high school curriculum and receive a diploma issued by a board of education.

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Compensatory Education

The Compensatory Education program provides educational opportunities to intellectually challenged adults over the age of 17 that allow them to reach their fullest potential.

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English as a Second Language (ESL)/English Literacy

The ESL program helps adults with limited English proficiency to achieve their desired level of competency in English. Associated with it are classes in U.S. citizenship and workplace literacy.

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