Community colleges in North Carolina have been providing basic skills opportunities for adults throughout the state since 1964. Even today, adults 18 years and older who lack basic skills can enroll in classes to:

  • Acquire the reading, writing, and mathematics skills needed to get or advance in a job.
  • Meet requirements for getting into vocational training programs.
  • Study to pass the High School Equivalency tests. BCCC offers Pearsons GED or Education Testing Services HiSET.
  • Gain basic skills for entry level employment.
  • Learn the skills needed to become a productive member of society and a smarter consumer.
  • Learn English as a Second Language.
  • Prepare for United States citizenship.

The College and Career Readiness programs of the North Carolina Community College System are offered at over 2,500 sites throughout the state. Beaufort County Community College offers over 25 classes in Beaufort, Hyde, Washington and Tyrrell counties. Programs focus on developing academic competencies as well as the fundamental skills necessary for tomorrow's jobs. Some of the skills include: listening, critical thinking, problem solving, negotiating and organizing.

Students may enroll in classes throughout the semester. There is no tuition charge. For more information regarding the College and Career Readiness program, please contact:


Heather Collins

Sandy Berry

Bobbie Lewis

BCCC offers several times for your convenience.

  • BCCC Campus in Building 8, Monday-Thursday from 8am-9:30am
  • BCCC Campus in Building 8, Monday-Thursday from 11-12:30pm
  • BCCC Campus in Building 8 Room 827, High School Equivalency Prep, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5pm-8pm
  • BCCC Campus in Building 8 Room 816, Adult Basic Education, Mondays & Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm
  • Hyde County Davis Center, High School Equivalency Prep, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6pm-9pm
  • Tyrrell Hall in Tyrell County, High School Equivalency Prep, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6pm-9pm
  • Washington County Center, High School Equivalency Prep, Monday-Wednesday from 9am-1pm
  • ONLINE CLASS IS ALSO AVAILABLE: Students must attend a face-to-face orientation to register and obtain credentials that give them online access. For more information please call 252-940-6325.

For a list of classes, please view our Schedule of Classes link.