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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

January ’20 | Jan 27-29

  • COMtech Campus, RCC Building
    • 8:30A-11:30A
  • Main Campus, Bldg 14, RM 1404B
    • 1P-4P
  • Main Campus, Bldg 14, RM 1421B
    • 5:30P-8:30P

Classes Begin

  • Evening Classes: Feb 3
  • Day Classes: Feb 4

February ’20 | Feb 24-26

  • COMtech Campus, RCC Building
    • 8:30A-11:30A
  • Main Campus, Bldg 14, RM 1404B
    • 1P-4P
  • Main Campus, Bldg 14, RM 1421B
    • 5:30P-8:30P

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
    • 5160 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton NC 28360
    • Bldg. 14, Room 1427A
    • Mon-Wed | 8A & 10:15A,  4P & 6:15P
  • COMtech Campus
    • 124 Livermore Drive, Pembroke NC 28372
    • Bldg. 14, Room 1427A
    • Tues– Fri | 8:30A -1P

    Students entering these programs will complete the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) which is reading comprehension and math test and must score 9.0 or higher in reading and math.Please review the following links in preparation for the TABE: 

    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

    January ’20 | Jan 27-29

    • COMtech Campus, RCC Building
      • 8:30A-11:30A
    • Main Campus, Bldg 14, RM 1404B
      • 1P-4P
    • Main Campus, Bldg 14, RM 1421B
      • 5:30P-8:30P

    Classes Begin

    • Evening Classes: Feb 3
    • Day Classes: Feb 4

    February ’20 | Feb 24-26

    • COMtech Campus, RCC Building
      • 8:30A-11:30A
    • Main Campus, Bldg 14, RM 1404B
      • 1P-4P
    • Main Campus, Bldg 14, RM 1421B
      • 5:30P-8:30P

    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 & 10:15A,  4P & 6:15P
    • COMtech Campus
      • 124 Livermore Drive, Pembroke NC 28372
      • Bldg. 14, Room 1427A
      • Tues– Fri | 8:30A -1P

      Students entering these programs will complete the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) which is reading comprehension and math test and must score 9.0 or higher in reading and math. Please review the following links in preparation for the TABE: 

         

        High School Equivalency Exam

        The High School Equivalency 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 8:00 am – 7:00 pm.

        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
        • 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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        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

        January ’20

        • Dates
          • Wednesday, Jan 29,  6P-9P
          • Friday, Jan 31,  9A-12P
        • Class Begins: February 3, 2020
        • Location: RCC Main Campus, Building 12, Room 1217

        February ’20

        • Dates
          • Evening Classes: Wednesday, Feb 26,  6P
          • Day Classes: Friday, Feb 28,  9A

        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: bjordan@robeson.edu
        Phone: (910) 272-3617

        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.
        • Score 163 or higher on the CASAS assessment.
        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