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College & Career Readiness

As part of the Coronavirus response, College and Career Readiness instructors will be available in 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 Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. During these times, students will be able to receive, and exchange, work packets that identify to their area of study. Please call 272-2611 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

 

The Orientation scheduled for March 23rd – 25th has been CANCELLED revisit the end of April for our next Orientation.

                                       ADULT HIGH SCHOOL or

                            HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA

            ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ALL THREE DAYS OF ORIENTATION CLASSES

   2020 MARCH ORIENTATION DATES

RCC BUILDING at COMtech in Pembroke, NC

Monday, MARCH 23rd , Tuesday, MARCH 24th and Wednesday, MARCH 25th

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

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Robeson Community College BUILDING 14 Room 1404B

Monday, MARCH 23rd , Tuesday, MARCH 24th and Wednesday, MARCH 25th

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

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Robeson Community College BUILDING 14 Room 1421B

Monday, MARCH 23rd , Tuesday, MARCH 24th and Wednesday, MARCH 25th

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

Classes Begin: April 2nd for Evening Classes &

                                                             April 1st  for Day Classes.

                                              **PICTURE ID IS REQUIRED** 

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

Next Orientation APRIL 2020

April 27th, 28th, and 29th 

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

      Reminders

      • No children and latecomers will be admitted.
      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 – Lumberton Correctional Institution
        Email: crichardson@robeson.edu
        Phone: (910) 618-5574

        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

        The Orientation scheduled for March 23rd – 25th has been CANCELLED revisit the end of April for our next Orientation.

                                               ADULT HIGH SCHOOL or

                                    HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA

                    ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ALL THREE DAYS OF ORIENTATION CLASSES

           2020 MARCH ORIENTATION DATES

        RCC BUILDING at COMtech in Pembroke, NC

        Monday, MARCH 23rd , Tuesday, MARCH 24th and Wednesday, MARCH 25th

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

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

        Robeson Community College BUILDING 14 Room 1404B

        Monday, MARCH 23rd , Tuesday, MARCH 24th and Wednesday, MARCH 25th

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

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

        Robeson Community College BUILDING 14 Room 1421B

        Monday, MARCH 23rd , Tuesday, MARCH 24th and Wednesday, MARCH 25th

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

        Classes Begin: April 2nd for Evening Classes &

                                                                     April 1st  for Day Classes.

                                                      **PICTURE ID IS REQUIRED** 

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

        Next Orientation APRIL 2020

        April 27th, 28th, and 29th 

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

            Reminders

            • No children and latecomers will be admitted.
            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 – Lumberton Correctional Institution
                Email: crichardson@robeson.edu
                Phone: (910) 618-5574

                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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                ROBERSON, ARTANDO

                Email: aroberson@robeson.edu
                Phone: (910) 272-3621

                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

                 Welcome       Bienvenidos            Bienvenue       ยินดีต้อนรับ         ترحيب

                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 MARCH ORIENTATION 

                • Wednesday, March 25th @ 6:00 pm (3 hours)
                • Friday, March, 27th @ 9:00 am (3 hours)

                Class Begins

                •  April 1, 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 and that you must have
                • 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

                • Evening Classes: Wednesday, April  29th @ 6:00 pm
                • Day Classes: Friday, April 24th @ 9:00 am

                Reminders

                • Students must attend an orientation session and test to be eligible to enroll in English as a Second Language Program.
                • No children and latecomers will be admitted.
                • Placement testing will take place
                • Picture identification is required
                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