June 2016

Stanly Community College (SCC) is committed to providing each student the ability to achieve his or her dream of attaining an education that leads him or her on a path to success. We recognize that not all students have been given the opportunity to obtain a minimal education that helps them succeed in college. Fortunately, we have a programs dedicated to helping students:

  • learn how to read, write, and perform math better;
  • learn how to speak and write English;
  • earn a high school equivalency or adult high school diploma; and retention, and financial literacy
  • become more skilled in career planning, readiness, technology awareness, motivation & retention, and financial literacy.

All of these literacy programs are found in the College’s College & Career Readiness (CCR) programs.

CCR programs allow adults a second chance in obtaining their high school diploma or high school equivalency. For those needing a boost in reading, writing, or math, the programs assists in improving those skill sets. At one time we called this our basic skills area but, in reality, these are necessary skills to enter the workforce. According to a study in the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, “U.S. employers currently face a diminishing pool of literate, qualified potential employees, while coping with existing employees whose literacy levels are no longer congruent with workplace demands.” We are no different in Stanly County. In talking with local employers, we hear time and again the need to have workers with a minimum level of skills sets. This is where our CCR program can help.

CCR programs are free, offer convenient class times, and are comprised of four areas:

  • Adult High School - This program allows you to work at your own pace; high school credits are transferable; and the Diploma issued is from Stanly County Board of Education and SCC.
  • High School Equivalency - This program, too, allows you to work at your own pace and prepare for 4 subject exams in math, science, social studies and language arts; and earn your High School Equivalency (HSE) credential (formerly known as GED™).
  • English as a Second Language - This program helps improve your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, while preparing you for U.S. citizenship and TOEFL.
  • Adult Basic Education - This is a program of instruction designed to develop and improve a person's mastery of basic skills in reading, writing, math, speaking, and emphasis on critical thinking skills. Adult participants should improve their ability to benefit from occupational training, have greater opportunities for more productive, and profitable employment.
  • Human Resource Development (HRD) - This program helps prepare the student with the skills needed to apply, interview, and secure a job. It also helps students develop technology skills expected in today’s workplace. Post-employment training in transition, retention, advancement, and re-employment is also available, as is financial literacy training.

When you’re ready to begin your journey, we'll make it easy for you to begin with a four step process:

  1. Schedule an appointment for the Orientation.
  2. Provide CCR an official high school transcript from the last public school you attended if you are seeking an Adult High School Diploma.
  3. Provide CCR the Notarized Petition and Waiting Period Waiver, if you are a minor and seeking an Adult High School Diploma or High School Equivalency.
  4. Attend the Orientation.

For more information, contact Dr. Anne Hockett at (704) 991-0389 or chockett5583@stanly.edu.

Robin McCree
Interim President
Stanly Community College