Basic Skills Plus

Basic Skills Plus is available to students concurrently enrolled in occupational and basic skills courses while working toward their Adult High School Diploma or High School Equivalency.

We provide accelerated job training and basic skills instruction for Basic Skills Plus students (in both the Curriculum and Continuing Education divisions) who are functioning on the high school level.

These students are co-enrolled in College and Career Readiness or Adult High School courses (working toward their high school credential), occupational courses (working toward an industry certification), and curriculum courses (gaining college-level credits) simultaneously.

Tuition is waived, however, students are responsible for the cost of their books and any applicable fees associated with their courses.

Seven Basic Skills Plus Career Pathways are offered. Students can earn an industry certification in one of seven areas:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Barbering
  • Certified Production Technician
  • Cosmetology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Nursing Assistance I


LaShawnda Washington
Director, College and Career Readiness
Room 254, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6704