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Basic Skills

Basic Skills programs are free for adults who seek to improve skills or complete a high school diploma/high school equivalency.

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What's in it for me?

Improve your reading, math, vocabulary, English skills, and/or complete your high school equivalency or adult high school diploma. You can also learn to help your child with homework, or learn some skills to help you get a better job. Learn at your own pace in a classroom atmosphere in either Alexander or Catawba county.

All Basic Skills programs are designed for ADULTS and are FREE!

Let Us Help You Start Your Journey to Success!

Last year our CVCC Basic Skills Program served more than 7,500 adults just like you! Each of our eight program areas is designed to meet your unique needs. If you, a friend, an employee, or a relative could benefit from improving basic academic skills or earning a high school equivalency or adult high school diploma, contact us today.

Cassaundra's Journey

Link to video regarding Cassandra Hefner's Journey

"It Was Success Beyond My Wildest Dreams!"

Meet Cassaundra Hefner, who earned her high school equivalency diploma at CVCC. Hear her life's journey. As a single mother who worked to complete her high school equivalency diploma, she refused to believe those who told her, "No, you can't succeed." Or, "That can't be done." Today, she's a successful advanced practice nurse who has enjoyed career success beyond her wildest dreams. And it all began with the help of CVCC's High School Equivalency program.