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College & Career Readiness

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 EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA

            ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ORIENTATION TO ENROLL IN CLASS

   2021 JULY ORIENTATION DATE

RCC BUILDING at COMtech in Pembroke, NC

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, JULY 27th, 28th & 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

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, JULY 27th, 28th & 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

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, JULY 27th, 28th & 29th

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

Classes Begin: Tuesday, July 6th 

                                                           

 **AN APPROVED PICTURE ID IS REQUIRED** 

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Personal passport
  • Official United States identification documents

 

Please do not be late to the orientation.

Orientation will start promptly at the times below.

Next Orientation August 24th, 25th and 26th.

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
  • Have a copy of an official transcript from their previous high school

Courses

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

Transition Coordinator | Building 3 – RCC Main Campus
Email: tjackson@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3611

The High School Equivalency (HSE) program at Robeson Community College prepares learners to successfully pass the HiSET and GED, 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. Additionally, a High School Equivalency 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 EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA

            ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND ALL DAYS OF ORIENTATION CLASS

   2021 JULY ORIENTATION DATES

RCC BUILDING at COMtech in Pembroke, NC

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, JULY 27th, 28th & 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

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, JULY 27th, 28th & 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

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, JULY 27th, 28th & 29th

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

Classes Begin: Tuesday, June 1st

                                                           

 **AN APPROVED PICTURE ID IS REQUIRED** 

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Personal passport
  • Official United States identification documents

Please do not be late to the orientation.

Orientation will start promptly at the times below.

Next Orientation August 24th, 25th, and 26th.

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
  • Official High School Transcript
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JACKSON, TERRY

Transition Coordinator | Building 3 – RCC Main Campus
Email: tjackson@robeson.edu
Phone: (910) 272-3611

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
  • Picture identification
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Personal passport
    • Official United States identification documents
Contact

 

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JACKSON, TERRY

Instructor | Building 3 – RCC Main Campus
Email:tjackson@robeson.edu

Phone: (910) 272-3611

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
  • Picture identification
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Personal passport
    • Official United States identification documents
Contact

 

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BRAYBOY, TAMMY

ABE, Lead Instructor | Building – 12
Email: tbrayboy@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 2021 JUNE ORIENTATION 

  • Wednesday, July 28th @ 5:00 pm (3 hours)
  • Thursday, July 29th @ 1:30 pm (3 hours)

Class Begins

  •  August 2, 2021

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: Friday, August 27th @ 9:00 am
  • Evening Classes: Wednesday, August 25th @ 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
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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.  The goal of the program is to help individuals acquire the basic skills and abilities needed to (1) become more independent and self directed and (2) meet and manage community, social, work, and personal adult responsibilities. 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

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

    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.

    • Thursday only
    • 8:30 A – 1:00 P; 2:00 P – 5:00 P
    • Bldg. 14, Room 1427A

    Participants must bring their valid photo ID(s).

    HiSET

    This pencil and paper high school equivalency test measures 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.

    • Wednesday only
    • 3:30  – 5:00 P
    • Bldg. 14, Room 1427A

    Exam Prep

    Participants must bring a valid photo ID .

    How do I enroll?

    To enroll you must attend one of the monthly orientations. Orientation dates and times are listed under the AHS, ABE, and ESL tabs.

    What time do classes meet?

    We offer both day and evening classes. We also offer distant learning opportunities.

    Will someone be there to guide me?

    Each class has a instructor who will work along with you to guide you to completing your educational goal.

    How long will it take to complete the program?

    This will depend on you and your needs. The coordinators, instructors, and testing staff will work with you to assess where you currently are and document your progress.

    Can I attend college or a university with an adult high school diploma or a high school equivalent certificate?

    Yes! Both credentials will allow you to enroll at many community colleges or universities.

    How much does the program cost?

    Classes are absolutely free!!!

    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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    Grafton-Dickens, Trezur

    CCR Secretary | Building – 3

    Email: tgrafton-dickens@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