Distance and Online Options

All Academic & Career Readiness distance students must be able to come to an ACC campus to take initial placement testing and complete registration forms, as well as to complete periodic academic progress testing.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) , English as a Second Language (ESL), and High School Equivalency (GED and HiSET)  classes are also available online. *NEW – Adult High School is now available online.  Earn the credits you need to complete your high school diploma through our new online program with PLATO.

Students may take courses online from any computer with Internet access. Online courses are ideal for those whose schedules or physical limitations make it difficult to attend class in a regular classroom setting. Students who do not have access to a home computer may use the computers in our Academic Skills Lab, in our Learning Resources Center, or in any of the public libraries in Alamance County as well as community resource centers.  Computers may be used on a space-available basis at these locations.

Questions? Contact our HSE online instructors Cathy Easter at (336) 506-4302 or cathy.easter@alamancecc.edu or Carrie Russell (336) 506-4317 or carrie.russell@alamancecc.edu.

Ready to enroll?  Call (336) 506-4376 to sign up for our orientation today or email us at Assessment.Center@alamancecc.edu.

Currently enrolled online students may visit our student website to access assignments.

GED in the Community is another flexible option for students who need or want to study from home. Participants complete a series of 10 lessons through the mail in postage paid envelopes. Students are expected to mail in lessons weekly and to come to ACC’s campus for progress testing, practice and official GED or HiSET tests.  Instructors return each lesson corrected and offer tutoring through the phone and in person.

Lesson 1 is available for pick up in various locations throughout Alamance County (including McDonald’s, Goodwill, and Social Services), can be mailed directly to your home, or printed out and completed.   It is also published in the Burlington Times-News through the GED in the Newspaper program four times a year.  New students must mail in a completed Lesson 1 before attending an orientation for GED in the Community.  For more information, call Mary Gamble at (336) 506-4379 or email mpgamble003@access.alamancecc.edu.

ESL programs are also available through distance education. You can improve your English language skills from home with Crossroads Café, a DVD-based correspondence course.  We also offer USA Learns and Rosetta Stone online.  Crossroads Café instruction is through DVDs watched from home; students need to have access to a DVD player and TV. Students are expected to come to campus at least three times during the course, but the majority of the work is completed at home.  USA Learns and Rosetta Stone are web-based; students must have access to a computer with an internet connection and have basic computer skills. Weekly contact with the instructor is expected via telephone, e-mail, or drop-in office hours for both courses. Students who are motivated to work independently are encouraged to participate.  Call (336) 506-4380 or email Stephania.Garzon@alamancecc.edu to enroll today.

Para mayor información sobre las clases de inglés como idioma segundo (ESL) ó para inscribirse, llame (336) 506-4380.