Basic Skills Programs

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The purpose of the Adult Basic Education program is to provide instruction to those individuals who are functioning below a ninth grade level. Instruction covers the fundamentals of mathematics, science, social studies, reading, and oral and written communication.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation

Those receiving an acceptable passing score on all sections of the HSE test will receive a High School Equivalency Diploma awarded by the State Board of Community College. The sections of the HSE test are: Reasoning through Language Arts: Reading; Mathematical Reasoning; Social Studies; and Science.

Adult Basic Education for Individuals w/Disabilities

SCC provides instruction for individuals with developmental disabilities at sites through Columbus County. Individuals enrolled in this program learn the fundamentals of mathematics, science, social studies, reading, and oral and communication. At the same time instructors are preparing students for employment and economic self-sufficiency.

English Language Learners (ELL)

The English Language Acquisitions Program is designed for individuals whose native language is not English. These classes provide instruction in conversational communication.

Columbus Industries Division of Monarch

Columbus  Industries Division of Monarch, located in downtown Whiteville, is a public non­ profit organization  offering vocational and personal development programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities, who are emotionally disturbed, and physically disabled adults 16 years of age or older who cannot maintain competitive  employment and/or function effectively in the community.

SCC provides instructors who teach the fundamentals of mathematics, science, social studies, reading and oral and written communication.

NCWorks Customized Training Program

The NCWorks Customized Training Program provides education, training and support services for new, expanding and existing business and industry in Columbus County. SCC’s goal is to foster and support three key aspects of a company’s well-being:

  • Job Growth
  • Technology Investment
  • Productivity Enhancement

Columbus County NCWorks Career Center

Southeastern Community College serves as the host agency for the Columbus County NCWorks Career Center which is instrumental in connecting talent with local area employers.  The Center provides job-training programs and services to help interested customers increase their skill sets and obtain meaningful employment.

At the NCWorks Career Center, customers have free access to labor market information and computers to search for job opportunities, along with access to job fairs and workshops that will help them connect with employers.  Also, individuals can find out how to earn a Career Readiness Certificate, which is a recognizable skills credential that facilitates job placement, retention, and advancement.

The Center staff will help customers set up their profile on NCWorks Online, the state’s official job search portal.  Having a profile on NCWorks Online exposes individuals to employers across NC as well as matches their skills with those required for a job and provides access to wage and occupation projections.

Online Learning

On-line courses are designed to provide opportunities to update personal/professional skills, discover a new talent, or chart a career path at one’s own convenience and/or pace.

Licensure and Certifications

A significant number of occupations in North Carolina require licensure and/or certification as a prerequisite to employment. Licensure and certifications are granted by an independent agency or board.  For many of these occupations, the educational requirement consists of short term workforce continuing education courses offered at SCC.

Skills Development Training (occupational extension)

Skills development training consists of courses designed for the specific purposes of training an individual for employment, up-grading skills of person presently employed and retraining others for new employment in occupational fields.

Small Business Center

The mission of the Small Business Center  (SBC) is to increase the success rate and number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners which will lead to job creation and retention. Business seminars, confidential business counseling, loan program information and vital resources are offered free of charge.

Personal Interest

Courses offered for personal growth or enjoyment are considered personal interest classes.  They cover a variety of topic areas and are designed to make interested students stronger, well-rounded individuals as well as enhance the quality of life.

Personal Interest Self-Supporting Fee Structure

All Personal Interest classes are self-supporting. All persons enrolling in these courses are required to pay registration fees which are based on instructional costs associated with each class.

Defensive Driving

Got a traffic ticket for one of the following?

  • City Code violations
  • Driving left of center
  • Crossing median
  • Driving without two headlights
  • Failing to reduce speed
  • Following too close
  • Exceeding a safe speed
  • Stop sign violation
  • Any equipment violation
  • Wrong way on one-way road
  • Motorcycle only violations
  • Failing to dim headlights
  • Failing to stop for RR warning
  • Overloading violations
  • Failing to give turn signal
  • Improper use of traffic lane
  • Failing to burn head lamps
  • Unsafe movement
  • Red light violation
  • Failing to yield right-of-way
  • Too fast for conditions
  • Exceeding posted limit
  • No child restraints
  • Speed less than minimum

*Speeding – 20 mph or less over limit in 35 mph zone or 15 mph or less over limit in all zones over 40 mph zone. Driver Improvement Schedule