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General Educational Development (GED®) Program

The General Educational Development (GED®) program provides instruction to prepare for the official GED® tests. Central Carolina Community College is an official GED® testing site. To obtain a GED® diploma, students must take a battery of five tests: Language Arts-Writing, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts-Reading, and Mathematics. Each student is required to pay a test fee of $35.00. A General Educational Development diploma is awarded to students by the State Board of the North Carolina Community College System. Those students scoring 2,250 or higher are eligible for the diploma.

GED® classes are offered at various sites in Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties. Class opportunities are free and available mornings, afternoons, evenings, and online.

Students completing the General Educational Development Program will also be exposed to career exploration and North Carolina Career Readiness Certification (CRC). The CRC certificate is a state-recognized credential that states your workforce skill levels in applied math, reading, and locating information. Employers recognize these as essential skills in job placement and career advancement.

Graduation ceremonies, complete with cap and gown, are held during the spring and summer semesters.

For more information about the General Education Diploma program, contact a Central Carolina Community College location near you, click here!