Welcome to Basic Skills
The Basic Skills Department can help improve reading, writing, math and communication skills so students may obtain a high school diploma or prepare for a high school equivalency exam like the GED® Test. English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are also offered.
All classes are free of charge and offered at CFCC's downtown location, North Campus, Burgaw Center and other convenient locations throughout New Hanover and Pender Counties. Online courses are also available for Adult High School (AHS) and preparation for the GED® Test.
Want to earn your high school diploma?
We offer two options:
This program helps students earn the credits they need to complete their high school diploma.
Diploma Exam Prep for the GED® Test
This program prepares students for a high school equivalency exam. CFCC currently offers preparation for the GED® Test.
Other Classes Available
Improve your English language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. ESL classes can help you prepare for the workplace, advance professionally and become more involved in the community.
Upgrade your reading, writing, and math skills. ABE classes can help you obtain the knowledge necessary to take Adult High School, Diploma Exam Prep classes, or get a job.