Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

College and Career Readiness

College and Career Readiness

The College and Career Readiness Department (CCR) of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute prepares students for successful entry into programs of study that result in employment, access to higher education, and the development of lifelong learners.

Based on academic levels, students attend CCR classes to improve reading, writing, and math skills. Students have access to secondary credential attainment, English as a Second Language classes, college placement test preparation, tutoring, writing enhancement services, career development activities, and supplemental instruction at little or no cost.

Students also take the College Placement Test and may enroll in preparatory classes designed to assure academic readiness for their desired programs of study. Specific programs aligned with identified career pathways offer students the opportunity to concurrently enroll in curriculum or continuing education programs tuition waived.

Adult Education

Welcome to Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute's College & Career readiness - Adult Education. We're glad you are here. If you do not find the information you need, please see our the contact information at the bottom of this page. We will be glad to help you.

The mission of College & Career readiness - Adult Education is to serve individuals 16 years of age or older who need help with the following:

  • Complete an Adult High School Diploma
  • Earn a high school equivalency
  • Improve job opportunities
  • Improve life skills
  • Improve reading, writing, or math skills
  • Learn to speak English as a second language

If you would like more information on any of these, you've come to the right place!

Learn more about what we offer:

Resources for CCR - Adult Education Instructors & Tutors

  • CCR - Adult Education Faculty/Staff Handbook
    Each CCR - Adult Education faculty and staff member should have a hard copy of the CCR - Adult Education Faculty/Staff Handbook. For the convenience of our instructors, staff, and volunteers, we have made the entire handbook available online on MyCCCTI.

    To navigate through the handbook, click on the bookmark links on the left-hand side of the page. You may have to click on a tab entitled "Bookmarks" to make the bookmarks visible. If there is a + sign beside a link, you can expand this topic to see other subtopics. You can also search the entire handbook for specific topics by clicking on the "search" icon (binoculars in the tool bar).

    This is a PDF file and you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, download it now.
  • High School Equivalency PREP INFO
    High School Equivalency Prep Info is a site that has free High School Equivalency practice questions and study tips. It also has detailed explanations to the answers to the questions.
  • Interest-Based & Contextualized Instruction
    PowerPoint presentation.
  • LINCS (Literacy Information and Communication System)
    LINCS is the "premier on-line information and communications network for adult and family literacy. LINCS has enhanced the ability of all States to use information technologies in the context of literacy instruction; created a rich database of local, regional, and nationally developed materials; trained thousands of practitioners in applying technology in teaching and professional development; and leveraged several million dollars for regional, State, and local iteracy agencies."
  • The Interactive Body
    This site has highly interactive activities about this human body including the nervous system, senses, skeletal system, muscles, etc.
  • Literacy Center.Net –The Early Childhood Education Network
    This site is an open and free forum where parents and teachers can find professionally designed, next-generation, educational material to share with their children.
  • The Story Place
    The children's digital library. This web site is fun for all ages, but it will be particularly useful in Family Literacy classes. According to the web site, "Children and their parents have for years enjoyed attending story times, checking out books, and participating in a number of other educational, entertaining, and participatory programs. Story Place, an interactive web site, came about to provide children with the virtual experience of going to the library and participating in the same types of activities the library offers."
  • Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101
    This is a great online tutorial for individuals who would like to learn the basics of computing. It has text instruction, illustrations, and practice exercises. It is best viewed in full screen mode.
  • Quia Web
    This web site has a directory of thousands of online activities such as flash cards, word scrambles, word searches, etc. There is a yearly subscription fee and a free trial version.
  • TI-30XS Calculator Tutorial
    Online tutorial about the calculator used for High School Equivalency 2014
  • Dave's ESL Cafe
    The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!
  • Virtual Solar System (from National Geographic)
    Discover the wonders of our solar system in a 3-D environment. (Requires free plug-in available at web site. You can also view this in a 2-D environment without the plug-in.) Take a flyby tour of the sun and each planet in its orbit, observe planets and extraterrestrial weather patterns up close, and more. (This is graphics intensive and takes several minutes to fully download.)
  • Guide to Grammar and Writing
    The Director of Adult Education in Watauga County recommended this site as being very useful for grammar and writing resources. Among the many resources it has are PowerPoint presentations on various grammar and writing topics. The site is maintained by Professor of English Charles Darling for English courses at Capital Community College and for the general online public.
  • The Internet Public Library
    The Internet Public Library is the first online public library and has a variety of resources.