NCC Offers Options for High School Equivalency Credential
Nash Community College is now offering a five-week High School Equivalency program. Provided through the NCC Continuing Education College and Career Readiness program, the “Boot Camp” is a multi–subject course that integrates the Social Studies, Reading, Writing, Science, and Math skills necessary to pass the High School Equivalency examinations. Students attend classes daily, take practice tests in the Learning Lab as the week progresses, and then take the official examinations each Thursday night or Friday morning. Because of the fast– paced nature of this course, perfect attendance, and adequate placement test scores are required.
“It took a lot of discipline, sacrifice, and soul-searching to get from where I began to where I am today. Along this journey I have learned a lot of things. I learned that before I could be the best student I could be, the best father to my children, and the best husband to my wife, I first needed to get myself together and work on becoming the best man I could be,” NCC High School Equivalency Boot Camp graduate William Gorham said. He was among NCC’s first boot camp cohort graduates in May.
Students in the NCC High School Equivalency program score at or above a ninth grade level in Reading and Math. Individuals interested in a traditional paced class may be placed in graduated Math and Writing courses following an orientation. When students feel comfortable they may take the exams for completion. NCC offers the GED, HiSET, and the TASC in its testing center.
“Even beyond my goal of obtaining my High School Equivalency diploma, the College & Career Readiness program has helped me plan the next steps to my future and I am proud to say that I have transitioned and am currently enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at Nash, and I will not stop until I receive that degree,” Gorham said.
The NCC College and Career Readiness Department serves students without a High School Diploma with a completely free program. The programs offered include: Foundational Adult Basic Education, Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency, Basic Skills Plus, College & Career Readiness Bridge Courses and Adult High School. For more information, call 252-451-8216.