High School Equivalency

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High School Equivalency and Basic Skills

The Basic Skills Program at Mitchell Community College assists students in improving their reading, writing, and math skills. Students will prepare for their High School Equivalency test, with the ultimate goal of earning their High School Equivalency degree.

English as a Second Language classes are also available to learn survival-level English.

All Basic Skills classes are free to students.

Mitchell Community College offers programs that combine Basic Skills and occupational education to assist students in finding employment.   In most cases, Basic Skills students can have tuition or registration fees waived for continuing education occupational classes while preparing for the High School Equivalency test at the same time.

HSE (High School Equivalency) Transcripts and Diploma Forms
If you obtained a high school equivalency diploma in North Carolina, you will need to request your records from DiplomaSender (link opens in a new page). Please note: DiplomaSender does not work on Internet Explorer.                             Diploma Sender web address:  www.diplomasender.com 


 Basic Skills Programs


Get Started
To enroll, attend a registration and orientation session . Call (704) 878-3232 for more information. Or Click Here (opens in new window)  to sign up. 


Orientation Information
Call (704) 878-3232 to learn more


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