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College & Career Readiness

College & Career Readiness

College and Career Readiness provides adult learners (16 or older) with a wide range of student-centered learning experiences tailored to meet their unique needs.

Our program prepares, encourages, and empowers adult learners to continue their post-secondary education, productively take part in society and ultimately reach their full potential as parents, community members, and employees.

College and Career Readiness is a proud partner of #MoveAheadWithAdultEd, a new national campaign enrolling adult learners into career training programs that equip them with skills that lead to jobs paying a family-sustaining wage.

The campaign targets the millions of Americans who need to reskill or upskill to re-enter the workforce.

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Important Information:

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ALL STUDENTS must attend an Information/Orientation Session and must complete TABE Placement testing.

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To be eligible for enrollment, potential students need to complete an orientation and assessment session. Please note that this session is required and takes place over a period of three days/evenings. Special orientations are also available upon request of agencies and/or site administrators. All students should present a valid NC ID and Social Security card on the first day/evening of the orientation. The cost is free.

Arrow right Multiple Pathways to High School Equivalency

Multiple Pathways to High School Equivalency is an alternative for earning a high school equivalency diploma through a combination or repackaging of currently established academically valid elements. Face-to-face classes offer quality instruction and are available on campus and throughout the service area. Prepare for the GED Online Test at R-CCC.

The High School Equivalency Test Center is located in the Student Services Center, Room 221C. Below are helpful videos and publications for tests takers and transcript requests:

Multiple Pathways to High School Equivalency
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Using curriculum designed through the Employability Skills Alignment Project, Roanoke-Chowan Community College is offering employability skills training in eight areas…


The training is non-industry specific and recommended for current and prospective employees in any sector. The employability skills training curriculum is designed to promote the development and improvement of employability skills needed in the workplace. Each module is available online and certificates are issued from the North Carolina Community College System. Contact Tishadda Walton at 252-862-1309 for registration or more information.
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Employability Skills Alignment Project
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I want to go to college

So, you want to go to college.
Did you DROP OUT of High School?
Earn a college degree or diploma AND your GED®
– at the same time!

Ability to Benefit

Ability to Benefit (ATB) offers you the opportunity to earn your GED® Credential while acquiring a college-level degree or diploma. This dual-enrollment program gives qualified students access to the federal PELL grant. Students must demonstrate that they can be successful in college level studies.

The Degree programs offered are:

  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Cosmetology
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology
  • Emergency Medical Science
  • Business Administration (non-transfer)
  • Criminal Justice

The Diploma programs offered are:

  • Cosmetology
  • Business Administration
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology
  • Welding
  • Medical Office or Office Administration
  • Criminal Justice

How does a student qualify for ATB?
Adult-Education program pre-qualifications:

  1. Student must be enrolled in the Adult Education Program
  2. Pass two out of the four GED® tests
  3. Pass approved ATB tests or completed at least 6 college level credits
  4. Interview with the coordinator for acceptance or alternative options

ATB Program qualifications: Participation is based on acceptance in federal aid program:

  1. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA) and qualify to receive award based on family income and citizenship status
  2. Select from one of the programs listed above (other options may be available)
  3. Continue attending classes in the Adult Education program
  4. Pass the remaining two GED® tests within first semester of entering college

To register for the next session or for more information click the link:

Ability to Benefit Application

Tishadda Gilliam-Walton
Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Freeland Bldg. rm 126A
Ph: (252) 862-1309

Get your high school diploma

Get your high school diploma

The Adult High School (AHS) program provides course work for adults who wish to earn a high school diploma through course credit completion not previously earned in a traditional high school setting. The program consists of core courses required by the NC Department of Public Instruction along with electives required by the local public school system and the community college. Students who successfully complete all program requirements earn an Adult High School Diploma awarded jointly by Hertford County Schools and Roanoke Chowan Community College.

To earn an Adult High School diploma, students must transfer at least 14 credits and complete at total of 22 credits comprised of the following:

  • English: 4 credits
  • Math: 4 credits
  • Science: 3 credits
  • Social Studies: 4 credits
  • Health/PE: 1 credit
  • Elective: 6 credits

Special Admission Requirements

Assessment on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), students should score 8.9 or higher in the subject areas of reading and math. Attending an orientation is required to enroll. Students 16-17 years old must complete an Admission of a Minor form prior to enrollment. Please bring an official copy in a sealed envelope of all high school transcripts to orientation.

All students must attend an orientation to complete the enrollment process.

Please contact our office for additional information!

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