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College & Career Readiness

2020 Graduation Plans!!

College and Career Readiness will be joining the College’s Graduation on July 23, 2020. Students will need to be on campus in the parking lot on the I-95 side of the campus for line up at 4:00.  The graduation will be around 5:00 pm for those that have families that would like to attend.  The Graduation Ceremony will be a “Drive-Through” Ceremony.  Please call Terry Jackson at 910-272-3611 if you have questions concerning graduation.  

As part of the Coronavirus response, College and Career Readiness instructors will be available in building 12, room 1217 Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Thursday evening 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. There will also be an instructor available at Comtech Tuesdays  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m and Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

During these times, students will be able to receive, and exchange, work packets that identify to their area of study.

Please call 272-3611 or 272-3608 if you need further assistance.

 

A Better Career Begins with the First Step

College & Career Readiness (C&CR) is a FREE educational program created specifically for adults.  Each of the six targeted programs is designed to improve your reading, writing, functional mathematics and communication skills so you can better achieve your goals in life as well as a career. C&CR is designed for flexibility to allow one to take classes without disrupting their work schedule.

The six programs that are offered are:

  • AHS: Adult High School
  • HSE: High School Equivalency
  • Family Literacy
  • ABE: Adult Basic Education
  • ESL: English as a Second Language
  • ABET: Adult Basic Education Transition

Participation in the Adult High School (AHS) will not only grant students an opportunity to earn a high school diploma, but they will also become eligible to receive a Career Readiness Certificate and to enroll in Continuing Education Courses.  Additionally, an AHS diploma grants students the ability to apply for enrollment to higher education campuses such as RCC and the University of North Carolina College System or to pursue a career with the United States Armed Forces.

Orientation Schedule

ADULT HIGH SCHOOL or

                            HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVILENCY DIPLOMA

            ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS OF ORIENTATION CLASSES

   2020 JULY ORIENTATION DATES

RCC BUILDING at COMtech in Pembroke, NC

Wednesday, JULY 28th and Thursday, JULY 29th

Orientation Class is from 8:30 – 11:30 am (3 hours each day)

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Robeson Community College BUILDING 14 Room 1419B

Wednesday, JULY 28th and Thursday, JULY 29th

Orientation Class is from 1:00 – 4:00 pm (3 hours each day)

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Robeson Community College BUILDING 14 Room 1419B

Wednesday, JULY 28th and Thursday, JULY 29th

Orientation Class is from 5:30 – 8:30 pm (3 hours each day)

Classes Begin: August 3rd

                                                           

                                              **PICTURE ID IS REQUIRED** 

Please do not be late to the orientation. It will start promptly at the times above.

Next Orientation August 26th & 27th 2020

August 26th and 27th 

  • 8:30 am @ COMtech
  • 1:00 pm @ RCC 
  • 5:30 pm @ RCC  

PLEASE CALL 910-272-3607 or 910-272-3611 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Requirements
  • Adults 18 years or older.
    • Minors 16 and 17 years old meeting RCC criteria may be enrolled if they meet certain guidelines.
  • Do not have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma
  • Score 9.0 or higher on the Reading and Mathematics sections of the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education)
  • Have a copy of an official transcript from their previous high school
  • Have an approved source of picture identification, such as a valid driver’s license, personal passport or official United States identification documents

Courses

  • English (4 units)
  • Science (3 units)
  • Social Studies (4 units)
  • Math (4 units)
  • Health/PE (1 unit)
  • Electives (6 units)
Testing

Before entering the College and Career Readiness Program potential students must first take a placement test.  Placement testing helps determine your academic needs and abilities so the college can place you in classes at the appropriate level. Photo identification is required. Testing is avalible at:

  • RCC Main Campus (ABE/AHS/HSE, Barbering, BLET, CNA, EMT, Highway Patrol, Paramedic, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy) 
    • 5160 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton NC 28360
    • Bldg. 14, Room 1427A
    • Mon-Wed | 8A &  3:30P  
  • Comtech Campus (ABE/AHS/HSE, Barbering, BLET, CNA, EMT, Highway Patrol, Paramedic, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy)
        • 124 Livermore Drive, Pembroke NC 28372
        • Monday-Thursday 8:30 A

    Students entering these programs will complete the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) which is reading comprehension and some programs require a math test. Please review the following links in preparation for the TABE: 

    Scantron State EMT & Paramedic Exams:

    • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 12:00 Noon
    • Saturday 8:00 A
    • Bldg. 14, Room 1427A

    Participants must bring a valid ID and password with them for their exam.

    PearsonVUE Center

    • Thursday only
    • 8:30 A – 1:00 P; 2:00 P – 7:00 P
    • Bldg. 14, Room 1427A

    Participants must bring their valid ID(s).

    HiSET

    • Friday only
    • 8:30 A
    • Bldg. 14, Room 1427A

    Participants must bring a valid ID .

    Contact
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    RICHARDSON, CHRISTOPHER

    Instructor | Building – COMtech
    Email: crichardson@robeson.edu
    Phone: (910) 272-3485

    The High School Equivalency (HSE) program at Robeson Community College prepares learners to successfully pass the HiSET and GE, two of the three nationally-recognized high school equivalency exams. Passing any one of the assessments will lead to the same High School Equivalency Diploma issued by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges.

    Orientation Schedule

    ADULT HIGH SCHOOL or

                                HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVILENCY DIPLOMA

                ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS OF ORIENTATION CLASSES

       2020 JULY ORIENTATION DATES

    RCC BUILDING at COMtech in Pembroke, NC

    Wednesday, JULY 28th and Thursday, JULY 29th

    Orientation Class is from 8:30 – 11:30 am (3 hours each day)

    —————————————————————————————————–

    Robeson Community College BUILDING 14 Room 1419B

    Wednesday, JULY 28th and Thursday, JULY 29th

    Orientation Class is from 1:00 – 4:00 pm (3 hours each day)

    —————————————————————————————————–

    Robeson Community College BUILDING 14 Room 1419B

    Wednesday, JULY 28th and Thursday, JULY 29th

    Orientation Class is from 5:30 – 8:30 pm (3 hours each day)

    Classes Begin: August 3rd

                                                               

                                                  **PICTURE ID IS REQUIRED** 

    Please do not be late to the orientation. It will start promptly at the times above.

    Next Orientation August 26th & 27th 2020

    August 26th and 27th 

    • 8:30 am @ COMtech
    • 1:00 pm @ RCC 
    • 5:30 pm @ RCC  

    PLEASE CALL 910-272-3607 or 910-272-3611 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Requirements
    • Adults 18 years or older.
      • Minors 16 and 17 years old meeting RCC criteria may be enrolled if they meet certain guidelines.
    • Do not have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma
    • Score 10.0 or higher on the Reading and Mathematics sections of the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education)
    • Official High School Transcript
    • Picture identification
      • Valid driver’s license
      • Personal passport
      • Official United States identification documents
    Testing

    Before entering the College and Career Readiness Program potential students must first take a placement test.  Placement testing helps determine your academic needs and abilities so the college can place you in classes at the appropriate level. Photo identification is required. Testing is available at:

    • RCC Main Campus
      • 5160 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton NC 28360
      • Bldg. 14, Room 1427A
      • Mon-Wed | 8A & 3:30 P
    • COMtech Campus
      • 124 Livermore Drive, Pembroke NC 28372
      • Bldg. 14, Room 1427A
      • Tues– Fri | 8:30A

      Students entering these programs will complete the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) reading comprehension test. Please review the following links in preparation for the TABE: 

         

        High School Equivalency Exam

        The High School Equivalency computerized exam that is currently in place is the GED®. The high school equivalency tests measure knowledge in language arts, math, science, and social studies. 

        To register for the  GED®  visit MyGED® and set up an account.  From this account, you will register and pay for your GED®  testing.  The cost is $20.00 per test for a total cost of $80.00.  Testing is done every Thursday from 8:30 am – 7:00 pm.

         

        The pencil paper High School Equivalency exam is HiSET. The high school equivalency tests measure knowledge in writing, reading, math, science, and social studies. To register go to hiset.ets.org and set up an account. From this account, you will register and pay for your HSE exam. The cost is $15.00 per test for a total cost of $75.00. Testing is done every Friday 8:30 am.

        Contact
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        RICHARDSON, CHRISTOPHER

        Instructor | Building – COMtech
        Email: crichardson@robeson.edu
        Phone: (910) 272-3485

        Robeson Community College’s Family Literacy program provides an opportunity like no other, childcare, so parents can concentrate in the classroom.  This unique opportunity allows parents to remain responsible caregivers yet manage their studies toward a high school diploma; advancing their career opportunities; and building the reading, writing and communication skills that will be important tools in their role as their child’s “First Teacher.”

        The Family Literacy program provides a learning environment not just for parents but also for their children.  While parents are working toward a goal of an Adult High School diploma /High School Equivalence their child is also learning his/her colors, numbers, and appropriate social skills so he or she will be ready for school.  Also, the Family Literacy program offers a safe learning environment.

         

        Requirements
        • Adults 18 years or older.
          • Minors 16 and 17 years old meeting RCC criteria may be enrolled if they meet certain guidelines.
        • Do not have a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma
        • Score 8.9 or higher on the Reading and Mathematics sections of the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education)
        • Picture identification
          • Valid driver’s license
          • Personal passport
          • Official United States identification documents
        Testing

        All Adult Basic Education students will be pre-tested with standardized TABE assessment. The results of the testing will be determining placement into one of four program levels. The results of the testing will determine placement into one of four program levels:

        • Beginning ABE Literacy
        • Beginning ABE
        • Low Intermediate ABE
        • High Intermediate ABE

        Please review the following links in preparation for the TABE: 

        Contact

         

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        RICHARDSON, CHRISTOPHER

        Instructor | Building – COMtech
        Email: crichardson@robeson.edu
        Phone: (910) 272-3485

        The Adult Basic Educational content offers reachable educational opportunities and transition to Adult High School or High School Equivalency programs.

        Requirements
        • Adults 18 years or older.
          • Minors 16 and 17 years old meeting RCC criteria may be enrolled if they meet certain guidelines.
        • Do not have a high school diploma or  equivalent
        • Scale Score 536 or higher on the Reading section of the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education)
        • Picture identification
          • Valid driver’s license
          • Personal passport
          • Official United States identification documents
        Testing

        All Adult Basic Education students will be pre-tested with standardized TABE assessment. The results of the testing will be determining placement into one of four program levels. The results of the testing will determine placement into one of four program levels:

        • Beginning ABE Literacy
        • Beginning ABE
        • Low Intermediate ABE
        • High Intermediate ABE

        Please review the following links in preparation for the TABE: 

        Contact

         

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        CHAVIS, TAMMY

        ABE, Lead Instructor | Building – 12
        Email: tchavis@robeson.edu
        Phone: (910) 272-3665

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        It’s the mission of the English Language Acquisition Program to provide the local community of English language learners with high-quality English Language Acquisition (ELA) instruction and orientation in U.S. culture. Through this program, English language learners will acquire language skills needed for their personal, social, academic and career goals. 

        Orientation Schedule

                       Learn English!

        ESL 2020 JULY ORIENTATION 

        • Wednesday, July 1st @ 9:00 am (3 hours)
        • Thursday, July, 2nd @ 5:00 pm (3 hours)

        Class Begins

        •  July 7, 2020 

        Location

        • RCC Campus, Building 12, Room 1217

        Reminder

        • Latecomers will have to wait until the next orientation.
        • No children will be admitted into the orientation.
        • Placement testing will be done at orientation which is required.
        • Picture identification is required.
        • Students must attend an orientation session and test to be eligible to enroll in English as a Second Language Program.

        Next Orientation

        • Day Classes: Wednesday, July 29th @ 9:00 am
        • Evening Classes: Thursday, July 30th @ 5:00 pm
        Goals
        1. Students will acquire daily functioning knowledge of speaking, listening, reading and writing the English language.
        2. Increase in student confidence in daily functioning within the larger community.
        3. Assimilation into the culture of the community
        4. Knowledge acquired at the most advanced level will give English language learners the ability to transition to higher levels of education and achieve greater career success.
        Requirements
        • Adults 18 years or older.
          • Minors 16 and 17 years old meeting RCC criteria may be enrolled if they meet certain guidelines.
        • Must attend Orientation to register for classes
        • All ELA students will be pre-tested with a standardized CASAS assessment. The results of the testing will determine placement into one of 3 levels:
          • Beginning
          • Intermediate
          • Advanced
        Contact

         

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        RODRIGUEZ, BRIANA

        ESL, Lead Instructor | Building – 12
        Email: brodriguez@robeson.edu
        Phone: (910) 272-3608

        Adult Basic Education Transitions is committed to promoting educational and life skills opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities. Adult Basic Education Transitions offers attainable educational opportunities and potential transition to the Adult High School or High School Equivalency program and workforce preparation activities.

        Requirements
        • Adults 18 years or older.
        • Documentation of an intellectual disability or traumatic brain injury signed by a physician, licensed psychiatrist, or licensed psychologist.
        • Completion of the admissions process, which includes CASAS assessment and orientation.
        Contact

         

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        MCCORMICK, BANESSA

        Email: bwilliams@robeson.edu
        Phone: 910-272-3610 or 910-735-8498

        Located in Building 3, the staff of the College & Career Readiness is available to assist you with your academic needs while at RCC. Please do not hesitate to give us a call or send us an email.

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        PETERKIN, ROCKY

        Assistant Vice President | Building – 3

        Email: rpeterkin@robeson.edu
        Phone: (910) 272-3605

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        SMALL, KAITLYN

        CCR Secretary | Building – 3

        Email: ksmall@robeson.edu
        Phone: (910) 272-3607

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        BARTON, SUSAN

        Asst. BS Assessment/Retention Specialist | Building – 3

        Email: sbarton@robeson.edu
        Phone: (910) 272-3615

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        HARDWICK, WENDY

        Performance, Accountability & Division Data Management Coordinator | Building – 3

        Email: whardwick@robeson.edu
        Phone: (910) 272-3606

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        JACKSON, TERRY

        Transition Coordinator | Building – 3

        Email: tjackson@robeson.edu
        Phone: (910) 272-3611

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        MITCHELL, JAMES

        Education Coordinator | Building – 3

        Email: jmitchell@robeson.edu
        Phone: (910) 272-3608

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        DAVIS, LYNN

        LEIS, Testing Specialist | Building – 3

        Email: ldavis@robeson.edu
        Phone: (910) 272-3614

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        SUMMERS, MERLE

        Work Experience Advisor

        Email: msummers@robeson.edu
        Phone: (910) 272-3646