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Halifax Community College's (HCC) Literacy Education program offers Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Educational Development® (GED), Students with Disabilities, English Language Acquisition, and Self-Improvement instruction. Classes are available free of charge, but these classes are of great value. Classes are for individuals desiring to improve academically and personally, increase opportunities for gainful employment or promotions, continue educational goals, assist children with homework and/or strengthen skills which makes one more prepared to participate in new or existing industries in the Roanoke Valley and beyond. Literacy education instruction is offered by face-to-face, distance learning/online, and state approved learning packets.

HCC has an open-door policy in Workforce & Economic Development for everyone who has the need and desire to learn. Any adult 18 years of age or older may enroll in HCC's Literacy Education program. New students attending on-campus classes are required to attend New Student Orientation and students attending off-campus classes are able to enroll on the days that classes meet. The same registration process exist for students enrolling in ABE, GED®, Students with Disabilities, English Language Acquisition, and Self-Improvement instruction. Please click the Looking for GED®/High School Equivalency Registration link below to register for a New Student Orientation session. If the scheduled New Student Orientation sessions will not work for you, please contact Tracie Buffaloe (252-538-4313) to determine a more convenient date and time. Our highly qualified and motivated instructors provide individualized, group and computerized instruction that involve real-life situations.

On January 2, 2014 the GED® Testing Services began the new 2014 GED® test series. The new GED® tests are computer-based but not offered online through the internet. The GED® and High School Equivalency (HiSET®) exams offer high school equivalency credentials to individuals who did not obtain a high school diploma. Classes do not have registration fees. However, students are required to pay examination fees. In North Carolina, all students taking the GED® examination are required to pay a total of $80 and individuals taking the HiSET® computer-based test battery must pay $53.75 covers the entire battery of High School Equivalency tests. Regardless of which high school equivalency assessment you choose, it will lead to the same High School Equivalency credential. The 2014 GED® testing series consist of literacy, mathematics, science and social studies. The High School Equivalency tests are more in line with the state's Common Core Standards and are designed to help prepare students to be college and career ready. For students who have taken GED® tests before 2014 and did not complete GED® requirements, these GED® tests have expired and you must start over. However, motivated and qualified instructors are in place to help you reach your educational goals!

ABE/HSE program.

Looking for GED®/High School Equivalency Registration? Click here.

Passing any one of the assessments will lead to the same High School Equivalency Diploma

Students are responsible for their own transportation. The Choanoke Public Transportation Authority (CPTA) is available to provide transportation providing the clients meet requirements and pay necessary fees. Please call CPTA at (252) 539-2022 to obtain additional information about their transportation requirements.


Dale Fey Dean of Workforce & Economic Development Director of Occupation Extension 252-536-6376 919-374-0578 Halifax Community College 100 College Drive, Weldon, NC 27890