Stackable Credentials Earned in College and Career Readiness

Microsoft® Digital Literacy Certificate

College and Career Readiness students can earn up to three computer-related certifications as they complete the basic, standard, and advanced training offered through Microsoft®. Our instructor will guide you to achieve the essential skills to begin computing with confidence, be more productive at home and at work, stay safe online, use technology to complement your lifestyle, and consider careers in which you can put your skills to work.

Career Readiness Certificate

Requested and required by employers across the nation, the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) enables individuals to demonstrate their mastery of the most common skills required for workplace success. Our CRC prep classes prepare students to achieve one of three credential levels of the WorkKeys® certification: bronze, silver, or gold. The CRC certifies that an individual has workplace skills that are transferrable between industry sectors and across jobs within a sector.

Industry Credentials

Through the Basic Skills Plus program, eligible students may earn an industry credential in one of seven career pathways:

  • Barbering
  • Cosmetology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Nursing Aide I
  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Certified Production Technician
  • Automotive Technology

Adult Secondary Leadership Academy

The Adult Secondary Leadership Academy instructs eligible students on the ins and outs of leadership and strengthens their interpersonal skills. This is a four-week leadership training program that engages students in four weekly modules: What is Leadership, Time Management and Leadership, Communication and Leadership, and Ethics and Leadership.

Students who complete the Adult Secondary Leadership Academy will have achieved the following:

  • Be better suited to lead groups or projects
  • Be better prepared to participate as part of teams in which they are not the leaders
  • Able to identify, prioritize, and successfully meet challenges in their academic, employment, and personal lives
  • Able to participate in service/volunteer activities and understand the importance of community engagement
  • Be better prepared to make presentations
  • Be better suited to identify personal, work, and lifestyle values and understand how these values influence decision-making
  • Able to function interdependently
  • Accept supervision as needed
  • Manage time effectively
  • Be better suited to take steps to initiate a job search or seek advanced education


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