New high school equivalency and ESL courses to start at CCP

The first step to achieving a goal is to master the basics. With that in mind, Pamlico Community College will soon be enrolling new students in its core skills courses, including High School Equivalency (GED) and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs.

These basic skills courses will be offered free of charge in a virtual format via the Zoom platform.

The High School Equivalency Program gives adults the opportunity to complete high school so they can be ready to move on to better jobs, get raises and promotions, or continue their education in college.

Meanwhile, PCC’s ESL courses give non-English speakers a chance to hone their skills so they can be better prepared to participate in the local community.

“Teaching core skills continued throughout the spring 2020 semester using a virtual platform,” said Lori Giles, president of continuing education and technical programs at the college. “We are enrolling students for the next semester now. Classes meet on Zoom at regular times. I encourage men and women to sign up today so they can begin their journey to success.

CCP Basic Skills courses are taught by highly qualified instructors who want to see adults achieve their academic goals. The course content can be rigorous, but the instructors are eager to help students master the material and move forward.

“There is no better way to improve your life than through education, and PCC is here to help men and women take the first steps in that process,” said PCC Chairman Jim Ross. “High school equivalency courses and ESL courses are free and easily accessible, but more importantly, they are key to improving people’s lives. I encourage adults who want to finish what they started years ago to contact PCC today and get started.

For more information on CCP Basic Skills courses, contact Lori Giles at 252-249-1851, ext. 3015, or [email protected]

Sandy Wall can be reached at 252-249-1851, ext. 3010, or [email protected]

Sylvester L. Goldfarb