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  • The Rockingham Community College College and Career Readiness (CCR) program is designed to help you improve your basic reading, speaking, writing, math, decision making and critical thinking skills. Improving these skills will help you in daily activities at home, work, or in the community.  It is also the first step towards a High School Equivalency Diploma (formerly known as GED®).

  • Admission to CCR programs is open to adults 18 years of age or older.  Students that are 16 or 17 years old must complete additional forms before entering any CCR program.

    For more information, call us at 336.342.4261, ext. 2146.

High School Equivalency Diploma (GED/HiSET)


If you did not complete your high school education, Rockingham Community College offers you the opportunity to earn a High School Equivalency diploma. This can help open new doors for employment or advancement, or allow you to continue your education at RCC.  The three nationally-recognized assessments used to obtain a state-issued High School Equivalency Diploma in North Carolina are GED®, HiSET® and TASC.  Students can sign up to take either the GED® or the HiSET® tests on the campus of RCC.  All currently enrolled students test for FREE!

RCC offers free classes to prepare you for the HiSET® or GED® tests. The classes are offered at the RCC campus, Reidsville Goodwill Community Resource Center, Eden Goodwill Community Resource Center, Madison NCWorks Career Center, and online. Admission is open to adults 18 years of age or older.  Students that are 16 and 17 years of age must complete additional forms prior to entering the program.

New students must attend an orientation session before beginning High School Equivalency classes. To schedule your orientation session or for more information on the College and Career Readiness program, please call 336.342.4261, ext. 2146 or email Howie Stacy at

  • GED® tests are offered online in the Testing Center located in the Advanced Technologies Building, Room 106. Students can find more information on GED testing and schedule a GED test online.

  • HiSET® tests are offered on paper and can be taken in Room 201 of the Bishopric Lifelong Learning Center on the campus of RCC.  Students can find more information and schedule HiSET® tests online.

North Carolina High School Equivalency graduates may request official copies of their transcripts through the North Carolina transcript request website.

Current High School Equivalency students can access the online program on the Aztec website

Adult High School Diploma Program


The Adult High School Diploma Program is for anyone who wants to complete his or her high school education and earn a diploma.  Classes are free and are held on the RCC campus.  All materials are provided for use in the classroom.  Students may be awarded credit for previously completed high school courses.  Interested students must attend an orientation session and provide an official high school transcript.  One credit is earned for each course that is successfully completed.  A graduation ceremony is held every year for all students who have completed the program during the previous year.  For additional information or to schedule an orientation session, please call 342-4261, Ext. 2146 or email Jennifer Cox at

English Language Acquisition (English as a Second Language)

  • Rockingham Community College offers English Language Acquisition (ELA) classes.  ELA is designed for adults whose native language is not English.  These classes help students improve their English speaking, reading, listening and writing skills. ELA classes are free, offered throughout the year, and are held on campus at Rockingham Community College.

  • All English students are also given the opportunity to learn basic first aid and CPR at no cost. Students may also take these certification tests for free!

    For information about enrolling, call 336.342.4261, ext. 2146 or