Workforce Continuing Education

Transitional Programs for College and Career


basic-skills-plus-picBASIC SKILLS PLUS

Get college and career ready while you earn your high school equivalency or adult high school diploma in career pathways such as:

  • CNA I (Certified Nursing Assistant)
  • Medical Office Administration: Insurance Certificate
  • EMT Basic
  • Industrial Systems Technology
  • Machining
  • Welding

For more information contact:

Advisor/Transition Coach
Harold Warren (email: harwar@waynecc.edu)
919-739-6921 or
919-739-6908

TRANSITIONAL PROGRAMS FOR COLLEGE & CAREER STUDENT HANDBOOK

Download a PDF of the Basic Skills Handbook.

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY DIPLOMA (HSE)

HSE classes are offered by WCC both on and off campus. This program is an excellent way for adults 18 and older to find their way back into the system of better paying jobs and higher education. Millions of adults have earned their HSE which is accepted at 97% colleges and universities. Your future is calling. By completing your HSE test, you can answer that call, and then go to college, get a better job, enjoy the respect you deserve and the accomplishment of earning your high school diploma.

We have two options for the HSE diploma – GED and HiSET.  Both are accepted nationwide as an equivalency diploma.  Learn more about HiSET Equivalency option at hiset.ets.org.

GED Testing Service

Get more information about taking the GED® test at ged.com.

For more information contact Lynn Rabhan (email: lrabhan@waynecc.edu). Phone: 919-739-6917.

ADULT HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA (AHS)

AHS classes, offered on campus only, are quality, competency-based courses which prepare adults for higher education or for the workforce. WCC’s AHS program offers more than 30 interesting and challenging classes including such courses as English, Biology, Chemistry. Life and Job Skills and Achieving Postsecondary Pathways to name a few!

For more information contact Harold Warren (email: harwar@waynecc.edu). Phone: 919-739-6921.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

ESL classes are offered both on campus and at off-campus sites to adults who speak English as their second language.  ESL classes focus on group conversation, grammar and writing instruction, reading comprehension, civics, and employment skills.  Over 30 countries have been represented in WCC’s Basic Skills ESL program!

COMPUTER ASSISTED TRAINING (CAT)

The Transitional Programs For College and Career Computer Lab offers state-of-the-art computers in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere.  No prior computer knowledge is necessary.  Software includes instruction in writing, grammar, math, reading, job skills, life skills, GED, High School courses and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). There is no cost to students, and instructors are on hand to assist if necessary.  Some lessons can also be accessed from home on the web! For more information contact Joan Allie.  Phone: 919-739-6916.