Sandhills offering some no-cost classes

Sandhills Community College’s Continuing Education College and Career Readiness (CCR) division offers classes to help individuals earn a High School Equivalency diploma, learn English, improve spelling, math, and writing skills, or prepare for college-level English or math courses. These classes are at no cost and employ various instructional methods designed to meet students’ unique learning needs.

For classes that require face-to-face interaction, CDC recommendations and precautions for a safe environment will be stringently followed. Social distancing is required on campus, and masks are required indoors.

High School Equivalency

The “High School Equivalency (HSE)” class is designed for adults who did not complete a high school education or who wish to strengthen their skills before continuing their education or seeking employment. HSE is offered online and in person at the Hoke Center (Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m. 2 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-Noon to be added soon)

Fast Track to High School Equivalency

“Fast Track to High School Equivalency (HSE)” allows students to earn their high school diploma in as little as six weeks. Financial assistance may be available for testing fees.

HSE is a fully online program requiring a firm commitment. In-person testing sessions will be held on Fridays. Contact Deb Sikes at (910) 848-4300 or to enroll.

English Language Acquisition

English Language Acquisition (ELA) is for adults who have limited or no proficiency in the English language. For more information or to schedule an ELA orientation, contact Isabel Cain at (910) 246-4975.

ELA is offered online and in person at the Hoke Center Mondays-Thursdays 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 p.m.

ELA Online/Hybrid

Qualification is necessary for “ELA Online/Hybrid.” Students will need computer or tablet and Internet access. Completion of 10 hours per week with one face-to-face class each week is required. For more information, contact Isabel Cain at (910) 246-4975 or

Adult Basic Education

SCC offers “Adult Basic Education (ABE)” classes for the beginning, intermediate and advanced adult learners to help improve reading, writing, math, spelling, and language skills to fulfill educational and/or career goals.

ABE is offered online and in person at the Hoke Center Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Transition Math

The SCC Transitions classes are designed for students who need assistance meeting eligibility requirements for college-level math courses. Contact Nicole Worley for information: (910) 695-3784 or


Seats are still available for these classes. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at Pre-registrations must be made two days before class starts.

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