College & Career Readiness

We provide educational opportunities at no cost to those who need a high school equivalency diploma or those who need to improve academic skills. Each program is designed to meet unique learning needs. Classes are available during the day and evening hours at several convenient locations in Moore and Hoke counties.

College & Career Readiness Courses

We can help you get ready for college-level math and/or English courses. Develop valuable academic habits, acquire learning strategies, perfect your social skills, and develop the growth mindset necessary to be successful in college classes.
Transitioning to College

Beginning, intermediate and advanced adult learners who want to improve reading, writing, math, spelling, and language skills to fulfill educational and/or vocational goals.
Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Classes to prepare students to take the High School Equivalency (HSE) tests in social studies, science, reading, and math. Classes are suitable for high school graduates who need to brush up on their skills for college entry or employment.
High School Equivalency (HSE)

Non-English speaking residents of Moore and Hoke counties who would like to learn the English language.
English Language Acquisition (ELA)


A two-day or two-night orientation is required. Orientations are offered monthly in both Moore and Hoke Counties. With a valid score on the assessment, students will be placed in the appropriate level class.

Moore County Orientation Schedule
Hoke County Orientation Schedule

Call 910.695.3980 (Pinehurst) 910.875.8589 (Raeford) or submit an Online Orientation Request to schedule your orientation date and time.

All 16- and 17-year-old minors must complete and have notarized a Petition for the Admission of a Minor form and meet with a college official prior to attending orientation. Accompanying the minor must be at least one parent or legal guardian. After downloading the form, obtaining all required signatures, and having it notarized, call Deb Sikes at 910.695.3777 to schedule an appointment.

Click here for important information regarding Orientation

Transcript Requests

High School Equivalency (HSE)
Adult High School (AHS)


Nicole Worley
Director of College & Career Readiness
128 Van Dusen Hall

Food Nutrition Services Training and Employment Program (Moore County)

A new pilot program providing scholarship opportunities for short-term employment training, personal and confidential advising and employment and training activities to food stamp recipients. The program partners with the Moore County Department of Social Services (DSS), Sandhills Community College (SCC), NC Works Career Center and Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act. It is one of 11 pilot programs in the state.

Steps to Program Success

  1. Enroll in a Social Services benefit program.
  2. Register with the Educational Navigator.
  3. Complete required assessments.
  4. Explore Career and Educational Pathways.
  5. Maintain contact with Educational Navigator.


Maria Campbell
Director, WIOA Education Navigator
(910) 695-3917 SCC, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
(910) 947-7467 DSS, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Learn more:
Article, The Pilot
Article, SCC Website

See our brochure.