Adult Basic Education (ABE)

The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program is designed to improve a candidate's employability by providing opportunities for upgrading reading, mathmematics, English, and life skills.  Assessment is a basic part of all these programs and provides pre-adult secondary instruction.

Our Mission

The mission of the Basic Skills program is to assist adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency, assist adults who are parents to obtain the educational skills necessary to become full partners in the educational development of their children, and assist adults in the completion of a secondary school education. 

The program also provides skill building instruction to support the transition to continued education, certificate programs, workforce development, and/or degree programs. 

How it all works

There is no cost to the student for tuition, books or materials.  Our services are provided free to students so they may improve their skills and be prepared to pursue their individual life goals.

The first step to entering into the Adult Basic Skills program at Haywood Community  College is to register for an Orientation session.  Please contact our Administrative Office and speak with a specialist by calling (828) 627-4643.

Where can an Adult Basic Education take you?

Adult Basic Education (ABE) can assist you in pursuing a GED, obtaining an Adult High School Diploma, becoming better prepared for the workplace, developing skills to enable you to get a better job, creating a stronger presence in family life, or entering college. 

You select your direction and we are here to help you reach your goals!