English as a Second Language (ESL)
is an adult English language program for immigrants who have limited English proficiency. The Adult ESL Program provides instruction for adult English language learners to develop their English language literacy, life and work skills in order to achieve greater self-sufficiency and participation in American community life.
Instruction is offered in a variety of settings and locations with varied lengths of instruction and course content to help learners meet their immediate and long term literacy and educational goals. The program uses a North Carolina Community College System approved assessment process to place learners in the appropriate level and to document their progress.
All students wanting to take an Adult ESL class need to take a placement test first.
for Assessment Center locations and hours.
JumpStart Support Class is a free course that assists JumpStart Scholarship recipients and those wishing to pursue technical careers with or without a JumpStart Scholarship. If you are considering a Technical Career Ladders certificate program, and meet the eligibility requirements, this is a great class for you!
After completing Adult ESL courses and increasing English language proficiency, students can transition into the Technical Career Ladders certificate program and apply for