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Adult Education and Literacy

The Brunswick Community College Adult Education and Literacy program is designed to improve reading, communication, problem-solving and computation, writing, critical thinking, and job-readiness skills. Instruction includes practical, real-life content that will prepare adults for employment, managing family finances, parenting, and contemporary society. Students can expect this program to lay the foundation for further higher education opportunities, career training, and higher-income earnings.

Our qualified instructors have many years of experience in the public and private sectors. Our classrooms offer a positive learning environment that utilizes educational technology and collaborative learning methodologies to support student achievement.

Please note: Please call 910-755-7358 or 910-755-7400 for orientation information.  All students must attend an orientation class before enrolling.

Program Options and Elements:


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High School Equivalency

The High School Equivalency Program (HSE) prepares adults to take the High School Equivalency Test (GED® or HiSET®). The test assesses academic achievement in the following areas: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. Classes for test preparation are available on campus and at other sites within Brunswick County.

In addition to our regular classroom experience, we offer an HSE Honor Boot Camp. This is a fast-track program that allows a student to earn an HSE Diploma in as little as five weeks through a 5-day per week test preparation instruction and HSE testing program. Placement testing at or above 8th-grade level is required in order to qualify for the fast-track program.

Once a student has passed all sections of the High School Equivalency Test, they are awarded the High School Equivalency Diploma, issued by the NC State Board of Community Colleges. There is no charge for the preparation classes; however, there is a one-time fee per section of the test. Get started by completing and submitting the form linked below.

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Adult High School Diploma

The Adult High School Program (AHS) is designed to allow students the opportunity to complete a high school credential that mirrors a public school credential. The program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This diploma is issued by det365手机版官网 through agreements with the NC Department of Public Instruction and the local school board and is the same as those offered through public school systems. There is no cost for the AHS program. Get started by completing and submitting the form linked below.


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English as a Second Language

This class will quickly improve the adult learner’s ability to speak, read, listen, and write the English language while integrating civics education and technology skills necessary for navigating contemporary society. Any adult student who does not speak English as their native language can enroll with no fees or tuition costs. Students will have the opportunity to use CASAS listening assessments, Rosetta Stone, All Stars, CUP Ventures Series, video streaming, and other online tools. The program is designed to move adult learners through the six levels of ESL instruction through small group instruction and ongoing assessment. Get started by completing and submitting the form linked below.

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