Economic & Community Development Division
& Businesses College and Career Readiness
Complete your high school credential or improve your literacy skills with instructors who will support you in achieving your goal. It is never too late to earn your General Educational Development (GED) or high school diploma. Classes are available during the day or evening, on the weekend, or online.
Emergency Services Training Center (ESTC)
Small Business Centers
Entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses have an important resource in the college’s Small Business Centers. Located in Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties, they provide small business start-up information, counseling, and seminars. All services are free.
Industry Services Office
The college’s ESTC provides top-notch training in emergency services, law enforcement, firefighting, and rescue.
The Industry Services Office works with industry to maximize success, efficiency, and profitability through quality, customized workforce training.
The 116-acre facility includes a live burn building, rescue building, rescue tower, classrooms, and ample open space for pursuit training and collision scenarios.
Vehicle Safety Inspection and OnBoard Diagnostics
ontinuing Education offers state-certified training that can complement and add to skills you already have. Among them are Vehicle Safety Inspection and On-Board Diagnostics for auto technicians and service personnel. Vehicle Safety Inspection or OBD training can be completed in just eight hours. Add one or both of these state certifications to your job skills to increase your employability. Technicians with safety and OBD certification can work for statelicensed inspection stations, including certified service stations, automobile dealerships, and vehicle repair garages.
Human Resources Development (HRD): Career Skills
uccessful job hunting requires specific skills that make you stand out from everyone else. Human Resources Development offers those skills. Courses are designed to meet the needs of those entering the workforce for the first time, dislocated workers, or under-employed workers seeking skill upgrades. A high school diploma is not required for enrollment. Learn how to search for jobs, create résumés and employment letters, practice interview strategies, and use computers and other technology in the workplace.
that certifies to employers your workforce skill levels. Course fees may be waived for adults who qualify for training.
HRD also offers education and assessments for the North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate. The CRC is a statewide-recognized document