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College & Career Readiness

The College and Career Readiness programs (CCR) are located at the main campus in Asheboro and at the Archdale Center as well as various businesses, schools, churches and community centers throughout the county. All classes and study materials are FREE of charge and are offered at a variety of times to accommodate busy schedules. Randolph Community College is dedicated to helping students reach their educational goals!
College and Career Readiness Calendar
Placement Testing

ABE, GED®/HSE, ESoL

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GED®/High School Equivalency Diploma

RCC's AHS pathway can assist adult learners in earning their high school diploma and is provided for student’s convenience through multiple platforms such as online, face-to-face or hybrid classes. This program is offered in-person only at the Asheboro Campus and is also offered online to assist adult learners in completing their GED®/HSE or AHS Diploma at their own pace. Students can work mainly from home or attend our instructor facilitated labs.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

ESOL is a FREE program for adults whose native language is not English and ALL nationalities are welcome. The classes teach the students to communicate effectively in English for real life situations. We have citizenship, technology and GED classes with an online option. Times and locations vary. 


ESL es un programa gratuito para los adultos cuya lengua materna no es el inglés.
Las clases enseñan a los estudiantes a comunicarse efectivamente en Inglés para las situaciones de la vida real.  Tambien tenemos clase de ciudadania, tecnologia y del GED y ofrecemos la opción de ESL Library (on-line).

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Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Our ABE pathway is designed for adult learners who need to improve their reading, writing and math skills before transitioning into our GED®/HSE or AHS pathway. ABE is also available to students with a high school diploma that wish to increase or review needed skills.

ABE, GED®/HSE, ESoL Program Information

Students are required to attend an orientation and complete a TABE or CASAS assessment to determine academic skills and abilities to ensure proper placement in our programs. Orientations are offered during the day and evening. Regular attendance is vital for student success.

Minors (16 and 17 years old) can enroll in our programs. Call 336-633-0106 for more information for ABE, GED® or AHS pathways.

Once a student enters class, regular attendance is required. Signing a registration sheet or taking the placement test does not constitute full-time enrollment in Career and College Readiness.

Full-time enrollment is regular attendance for 20 hours a week. Enrollment requirements for external offices and agencies supersede Randolph Community College’s requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to be informed of these requirements.

Completion of the General Educational Development is by testing in five areas of academic studies:

  • language arts/writing,
  • language arts/reading,
  • math,
  • science, and
  • social studies.

Students must pass all five tests and attain an adequate composite score for the whole battery.

Completion of the Adult High School Diploma is by earning credits for a total of 22 courses. Each course consists of a series of tests and a final exam.

Usually, students complete courses by independent study.

Students must have completed, in previous high school or at RCC, 22 total units of courses to include:

  • four units of English,
  • three units of math (Algebra 1 required),
  • three units of social studies (Civics, U.S. History, and World Studies required),
  • three units of science (Biology and Physical Science required),
  • one unit of Health or P.E., and
  • six electives.

All students who receive the Adult High School Diploma must pass the North Carolina Competency Test as required by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Randolph Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Randolph Community College.

The Career and College Readiness area is governed by the North Carolina Community College System and its Board and by the Board of Trustees of Randolph Community College.

These programs are authorized by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina (North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 23, Subchapter 2E).

Randolph Community College awards the Adult High School Diploma by affiliation agreements with Asheboro City Schools and Randolph County Schools. Both of these systems are governed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and its Board and by the local boards of education. Both are accredited by the Commission on High Schools of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Randolph Community College awards the General Educational Development Diploma (GED®) under the authority of the State Board of the North Carolina Community College System and of the General Educational Development Program of the American Council on Education.

The above authorities assure that programs of Randolph Community College Career and College Readiness are offered at or below the secondary level and that secondary level instruction is consistent with standards of traditional four-year high school programs.

Students who need to complete GED®/HSE testing, and are not enrolled in the Career and College Readiness program should log on to GED.com to register for a free account and access the exam schedule at Randolph Community College’s Assessment Center. Call 336-633-0321 for more information.

Students interested in enrolling in our ABE, GED®/HSE, or Distance Learning pathways can call 336-633-0106 to schedule an orientation appointment or for more information.

LLame 336-633-0152 or email: jaencinas-torres@randolph.edu

Adult Basic Life-Skills Education (ABLE)

Our ABLE pathway (formerly known as Compensatory Education) is ideal for disabled adult learners ages 18 or older who want to achieve a higher level of independence and increase their academic skills by focusing on educational, social, vocational and life skills in a supportive academic setting.

ABLE Program Information

This packet includes a checklist, standards, and application. 

ABLE Packet

Adaptive behavior is a developmentally determined set of coping skills. Deficits in adaptive behavior are defined as non-existent in an individual’s effectiveness in meeting the standards of maturation, learning, personal independence, social responsibility and school performance. 

ABLE Adapative Skills Checklist

Who CAN fill out the Adaptive Behavior Checklist (ABC)?

Counselors, Social Workers, CAP workers, former teachers, doctors, NON-family members, Pastors, Sunday School teachers, employers, volunteer coordinators… etc. It cannot be parents, legal guardians or family members.

What if I am unable to complete 2 Adaptive Behavior Checklists (ABC)?

Contact Emma Lambirth for more information at eplambirth@randolph.edu or 336-633-0147.

Who needs to be on the FERPA? 

FERPA allows us to speak with family members/friends about student’s progress/ academic information, we will NOT be able to communicate with any individuals NOT on the FERPA form. Please make sure to include parents or legal guardians on the FERPA.

How do I turn in completed Application?

Complete application digitally and email to Emma Lambirth OR print out the application and bring to Asheboro Campus.  You may also come pick up a physical copy of the ABLE application, please contact our front desk at 336-633-0106 for instructions on how to pick up in person.

What happens next?

After receiving a complete application, including 2 Adaptive Behavior Checklists (ABC), it will be reviewed, and you will be contacted by Emma Lambirth to discuss next steps/options.  Please be patient as reviewing may take some time

Is the program free?

The ABLE pathway is a tuition waived, grant-funded program. There is no cost for a student to attend the ABLE pathway classes.

For more information about the ABLE program, contact 336-633-0147.

Contact Us!

Have more questions about the College and Career Readiness programs? We're here to help.

Contact the CCR Team at 336-633-0106.

Dahlia Gubalane Oldham
Department Namesake is Special Part of CCR Program

Dahlia Gubalane Oldham

"When (the students) see my name, I want it to be an example to those coming day after day…that through hard work and determination, you can succeed."

Dahlia's Story