College and Career Readiness


Important Information

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

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.


Face-to-face classes offer quality instruction and are available on campus and throughout the service area. (List of classroom location coming soon)

To access forms for please click here.

What do we offer?

This program is designed for adults who need improvement in reading, writing, math, and technology with a focus on college and career readiness skills. We offer classes at several locations throughout our local community and surrounding areas with many learning options including morning, afternoon, and evening classes and may be co-sponsored with other community agencies, churches, businesses, or schools.

**Available to individuals with or without a high school diploma.**

Welcome to our ESL Program! 
Our program provides English instruction to adult non-English speaking residents, living and/or working in the United States with a focus on college and career readiness skills.  Classes are offered on campus.  

Roanoke-Chowan Community College is presently offering the GED® (published by GED Testing Service®) and HiSET® (published by Educational Testing Services) High School Equivalency assessments. The two current assessments will cover the same content areas and allow test-takers to demonstrate proficiency and the academic skills expected by employers and post-secondary institutions.

Passing either of the two assessments in North Carolina will result in the issuance of a High School Equivalency Diploma by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges.


Any person 18 and over may choose to take the GED® or HiSET®.  The North Carolina High School Equivalency testing program requires all candidates 16 and 17 years of age to obtain special approval to take the High School Equivalency test. Contact your local North Carolina High School Equivalency program for the appropriate form(s) or click here.

Registration Information

Test takers are required to create an online account with test vendors prior to scheduling their exam. (GED or HiSet)

Workplace literacy is designed for adults in the workplace. In conjunction with employers, instruction is provided to fit the needs of adult learners who seek to improve reading, writing, speaking, listening, technology, and math skills or enhance performance on adult high school equivalency or college entrance exams. Classes may be available on the job-site.

For more information, contact College and Career Readiness Program at 252 862-1258.

This course is offered periodically to assist students wishing to enroll in college. Students receive instruction to

  • Prepare students for placement test, the NCDAP
  • Schedule and take the NCDAP as well as the TABE
  • Prepare students for college entry

This class is offered to high school or HSE/GED graduates (and near HSE grads) at no charge!

Contact Tenia Stevenson, 252-862-1258, for information about the next available sessions or for ongoing opportunities.

The mission of the Basic Skills program is to assist adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency, assist adults who are parents to obtain the educational skills necessary to become full partners in the educational development of their children, and assist adults in the completion of a secondary school education.

A number of educational and self-improvement opportunities are provided for adults through the various Basic Skills programs. These programs include Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education (GED®), English as a Second Language (ESL), Compensatory Education, and Workplace Literacy.

Classes are held on campus and at various community locations during day and evening hours and are open to individuals 18 and older. No fee is required to attend classes or for in-class use of books and supplies.

To enroll in classes, individuals must be at least 18 years of age and complete the basic skills orientation and placement testing held on campus and, as needed, at off-campus class sites.


Tishadda Walton, Program Director

Tenia Stevenson, Instructional & Assessment Specialist/ Adjunct Instructor/ Administrative Office Assistant