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Free College and Career Readiness Classes to Begin at the Hoke Center in January

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Sandhills Community College’s College and Career Readiness programs provide educational opportunities at no cost to those who need a high school equivalency diploma or those who need to improve their academic skills. Each program is designed to meet students’ unique learning needs. Classes are available during the day and evening hours at several convenient locations in Moore and Hoke Counties.

Orientation and the completion of a pre-orientation assessment session is required. Orientation is offered in both Moore and Hoke counties. Space is limited and interested students are advised to sign up early. Students will be placed according to their ability and with a valid score. To reserve your seat for an upcoming orientation in Pinehurst, call 910-695-3980; or for Hoke County, call (910) 848-4300.

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

We offer “Adult Basic Education” classes for the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced adult learners to help them improve reading, writing, math, spelling, and language skills to fulfill educational and/or career goals.

“Adult Basic Education” classes will be held Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Transition English and Transition Math

Open to students who need to meet eligibility requirements for co-requisite and gateway college-level English and/or Math courses. Contact Nicole Worley for information: (910) 695-3784 or

 High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE)

“High School Equivalency Diploma” is designed for adults who did not complete a high school education or who wish to strengthen their skills before pursuing post-secondary education or employment. Sandhills Community College currently offers official GED® and HiSET® testing services.

“High School Equivalency Diploma” will be held Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., and an evening class is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

HSE Online/Hybrid

Online students must qualify. Assessment and information provided at orientation. Students must complete 10 hours per week and a monthly face-to-face class to remain in the program.

English Language Acquisition (ELA)

“English Language Acquisition” 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.

“English Language Acquisition” will be held Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and an evening class is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m.

ELA Online Hybrid

Students must qualify for this class format. Students will need a computer or tablet and Internet access. Must complete 10 hours per week and attend traditional classes two Saturdays per month. For more information, contact Isabel Cain at (910) 246-4975 or


Seats are still available for these classes. To register, stop by the Sandhills Hoke Center at 1110 E. Central Drive in Raeford. Registration by phone at (910) 848-4300 or visit to complete an online orientation request.

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