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Free CCR Classes Begin Soon

Student working, writing on notepad.Sandhills Community College’s Continuing Education College and Career Readiness (CCR) division offers classes to help individuals earn a High School Equivalency diploma, learn English, improve spelling, math, and writing skills, and prepare for college-level English or the US citizenship process. These classes are at no cost and employ various instructional methods designed to meet students’ unique learning needs.

High School Equivalency

The “High School Equivalency (HSE)” class is designed for adults who did not complete a high school education or who wish to strengthen their skills before continuing their education or seeking employment. The College currently offers official GED® and HiSET® testing services.

HSE is offered online and in person on the Pinehurst campus (Mondays-Thursdays 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.), at the Robbins Center (Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 p.m.) and at the Hoke Center (Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. 2 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-8:30 p.m.).

“HSE in the Community” is for those who can’t attend classes and lack the technology capabilities to participate in online courses. This is a paper-based program which is mailed to students. One-on-one phone assistance is provided. Contact Beckie Kimbrell at 910-695-3779 or kimbrellr@sandhills.edu for information or to register.

Transition Math

Open to students who need to meet eligibility requirements for college-level math courses or simply a refresher before taking college math. Contact Nicole Worley for information at (910) 695-3784 or worleyn@sandhills.edu.

English Language Acquisition

“English Language Acquisition (ELA)” is for adults who have limited or no proficiency in the English language. For more information or to schedule an ELA orientation, contact Isabel Cain at (910) 246-4975.

ELA is offered online and in person on the Pinehurst campus (Mondays-Thursdays 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.), at the Robbins Center (Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.) and at the Hoke Center (Mondays-Thursdays 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 p.m.).

Adult Basic Education

SCC offers “Adult Basic Education (ABE)” classes for the beginning, intermediate and advanced adult learners to help improve reading, writing, math, spelling, and language skills to fulfill educational and/or career goals.

ABE is offered online and in person on the Pinehurst campus Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., and at the Hoke Center Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Free US Citizenship Preparation Class

In “US Citizen Preparation Class” students will prepare for the United States citizenship process. Learn the 100 civic questions, US History and Government, how to fill out the N-400, and complete a practice naturalization interview. Must be 18 years of age or older and an English Language Learner. Hybrid course will be offered online with weekly face-to-face class sessions. Students will complete eight hours per week of coursework. For more information, contact Isabel Cain at (910) 246-4975 or cainm@sandhills.edu.

Digital Literacy Basics

A new class in Digital Literacy Basics will be offered during the spring 2022 semester. This free class will provide foundational digital literacy. It will focus on basic operations and keyboarding, email and Internet skills, and learning technology-based job search strategies using resources. Contact Nicole Worley for details at (910) 695-3784 or email worleyn@sandhills.edu.

Registration

For questions or to register to attend the next College and Career Readiness orientation, visit sandhills.edu/ccr or call (910) 695-3980 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Spring Semester

Curriculum classes will begin on January 10. In addition to the traditional 16-week semester, there will be two eight-week sessions, one beginning January 10 and the second March 14. Students can take a mix of full-semester classes alongside eight-week sessions. Continuing Education classes begin throughout the semester.

New students to Sandhills who wish to take curriculum (college credit) classes will be awarded one free class for the spring semester. This is a $311 value.

A free health care plan will also be provided to all curriculum students. This is a $120 value. Students are to submit their application form through E-Forms (Student-Care-on-the-Go form). This special offer is not available to CCP students.

For all information about spring semester, go to www.sandhills.edu/spring22.

CCP Classes for High School Students

High school students who successfully complete four CCP classes qualify for the Sandhills Promise. This program offers two full years of classes immediately following high school graduation at no cost. For all information, go to: www.sandhills.edu/admissions/sandhills-promise.

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