College and Career Readiness

The mission of College and Career Readiness, formerly Basic Skills, is to offer adults the opportunity to improve their literacy skills and acquire the necessary knowledge for success in employment, self-sufficiency, higher education, and the family.

College and Career Readiness assists adults 18 years old or older who have not completed high school. Non-high school graduates who are 16 and 17 also may enroll with special permission. College and Career Readiness offers a refresher course to interested high school graduates.

The following College and Career Readiness programs are offered to assist adults in reaching their goals:

  • Adult Basic Education I (formerly Compensatory Education Development)
  • Adult Basic Education II
  • High School Equivalency (formerly GED)
  • Adult High School Diploma
  • Basic Skills Plus
  • English Language Acquisition
  • Stackable Credentials

College and Career Readiness classes enable students to work at their own pace. Some individualized instruction is provided. Classes are taught on the Tarboro and Rocky Mount campuses. Off-campus classes are located at various sites throughout Edgecombe County.


LaShawnda Washington
Director of College and Career Readiness
Room 254, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6704

Viola Harris
Administrative Assistant II, College and Career Readiness
Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6680