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, or prepare for English or math college courses. 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., and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-Noon to be added soon)
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to register.
Fast Track to High School Equivalency
“Fast Track to High School Equivalency (HSE)” allows students to earn their high school diploma in as little as six weeks. Students will gain the skills and knowledge needed to pass the GED tests in Social Studies, Science, Math and Language Arts in twelve weeks. Financial assistance may be available for testing fees.
“Fast Track to High School Equivalency (HSE)”is a fully online program requiring a firm commitment. In-person testing sessions will be held on Fridays. Contact Deb Sikes at (910) 848-4300 or email@example.com to enroll.
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 (Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 p.m.) and at the Hoke Center (Mondays-Thursdays 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 p.m.)
Qualification is necessary for “ELA Online/Hybrid.” Students will need computer or tablet and Internet access. Completion of 10 hours per week with one face-to-face class each week is required. For more information, contact Isabel Cain at (910) 246-4975 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free U.S. Citizenship Preparation Class
In “U.S. Citizenship 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 email@example.com.
“U.S. Citizenship Preparation Class” will be held August 23-Dec. 9.
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 from 8 a.m.-2 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.
The SCC Transitions classes are designed for students who need assistance meeting eligibility requirements for college-level math courses. Contact Nicole Worley for information: (910) 695-3784 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seats will available for these classes beginning in August. 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 Thursdays and 8 a.m.-Noon on Fridays.
A fall semester SCC flightPath publication has been mailed to all Moore and Hoke County homes and posted to the college’s website. It contains information about all curriculum programs and the Continuing Education classes set to begin August through December.
Curriculum classes will begin on August 16. In addition to the traditional 16-week semester, there will be two eight-week sessions, one beginning August 16 and the second October 14. Students can take a mix of full-semester classes alongside eight-week sessions. These online and hybrid eight-week classes can lead to an Associate in Arts degree or three Business Certificates with additional program classes to be added Spring Semester 2022.
CCP Classes for High School Students
High school juniors and seniors can take SCC classes at no cost by enrolling in the Career and College Program (CCP). The program has 47 Career Technical pathways, 54 college transfer courses, ten Continuing Education pathways in Hoke County, and 11 Continuing Education pathways in Moore County. High school students can contact their counselor to learn more or follow the “Programs” link from the college’s home page, then click “High School Programs.”
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.More Posts