The Adult Basic Skills (ABS) program provides FREE academic instruction for adults, ages 18 and older, to be able to:
- Earn a high school equivalency through GED® testing
- Improve or learn basic reading, writing and math skills
- Learn English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Gain skills needed for college or job entry
- Make a difference in your child's education
For information about ABS classes, please call the local ABS office:
OTHER PROGRAM OFFERINGS
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Levels 1 and 2 (Click here for Class Schedule):
- FREE instruction is provided in basic reading, writing and math (Pre-reading skills through pre-GED® skills) to prepare you for high school level work.
- For more information about ABE classes, please call the local ABS office (see above).
- Minors, age 16-17, may enroll if entrance criteria is met.
Family Literacy - Adults and Children in Education (ACE) (Click here for Class Schedule)
- FREE instruction is provided to parents or guardians who have a child five (5) years old and younger (Age of child maybe adjusted based on enrollment).
- Skills are taught to help parents:
- complete high school equivalency
- be able to foster their child;s educational success
- become college or career ready
- For information about ACE classes, contact Debra Harlow at (336) 322-2157 or email at Debra.Harlow@piedmontcc.edu.
Basic Skills Plus (BS+) (Click here for Class Schedule)
Pre-College Courses of Study (Click here for Class Schedule)
- Basic Skills Plus (BS+) allows students enrolled in high school equivalency instruction to also enroll into college courses, employability skills training and job specific occupational training at the same time.
- Students are eligible who meet reading and math level requirements.
- Graduate with high school equivalency, college credit, and occupational certification!
- If you have completed high school or earned a high school equivalency diploma and need a review of basic skills to qualify for college entrance, Pre-College instruction is for you.
- FREE Service!
- GED® testing. The GED® test is a high school equivalency test for adults who did not complete high school. Piedmont Community College's campuses are official GED® test centers.
- ABS Online Instruction. Students who cannot meet a class schedule and are able to work independently may study online. Instruction is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Provide a current, government issued photo ID or drivers license
- Social security number or tax identification number
- Schedule an Intake & Placement Test session with the ABS Office