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Free College and Career Readiness Classes to Begin Soon

Student working at home on a laptop.Sandhills Community College 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.

For classes with face-to-face interactions, CDC recommendations and precautions for a safe environment are being strictly followed. The number of students in a classroom has been reduced to allow for distancing and students are required to wear a face/mouth covering when on campus.

Online classes are taken from a computer or digital tablet. Sessions are presented live and students interact in real-time with the instructor and fellow classmates through the camera, microphone, or typing in a chat window. Assignments or projects are submitted through email. Hybrid classes are a combination of online and face-to-face instruction.

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.-Noon 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.-Noon and Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-8:30 p.m.)

Fast Track to High School Equivalency

“Fast Track to High School Equivalency (HSE)” allows students to earn their high school diploma in only 12 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 sikesd@sandhills.edu 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.-Noon 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.-Noon 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 and at the Hoke Center Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-Noon.

Transition English and Transition Math

The SCC Transitions classes are designed for students who need assistance meeting eligibility requirements for college-level English and math courses. Contact Nicole Worley for information: (910) 695-3784 or worleyn@sandhills.edu.

Registration

Seats will available for these classes beginning in July. 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.

Campus Health Precautions

For the continued safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, Sandhills Community College has converted as many classes as possible to online or hybrid (online plus limited face-to-face interaction). Face/mouth coverings are required when on campus. Additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed and a deep cleaning is being carried out each evening using EPA-approved disinfectants and foggers. A campus-wide sanitizing wipe down of door pulls and light switches is carried out twice each weekday and the use of water fountains has been discontinued. Service desk shields have been installed in high traffic areas.

Summer Semester

Additional Continuing Education classes will begin in May and plans for summer classes are currently being made. The summer semester flightPath will be mailed to all Moore and Hoke County homes in early May and will contain all Continuing Education classes.

Summer semester curriculum (college credit) classes are open to current, returning, and new students. Local students attending colleges outside of the area are welcome to take courses this summer at SCC. Credits can transfer back to the university, saving students time and money. New students can apply online, and an advisor will assist in registering for classes. Current or returning students may register using Self-Service or by meeting with their Advisor.

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, 13 Continuing Education pathways and 54 college transfer courses. High school students can contact their counselor to learn more or go to https://tinyurl.com/4ywka824.

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