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Adult Basic Education Program

The Adult Basic Education program at College of the Albemarle’s (COA) College and Career Readiness program provides learning opportunities for to improve basis skills for those age 16 and over and not enrolled in a public school. Instruction is provided on the following subjects:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Computing
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving

All coursework is designed to improve the adult learner’s ability to benefit from job training and have greater opportunities, including employment. The Adult Basic Education program offers:

  • Day classes
  • Online, face-to-face, and hybrid (combination of online and face-to-face) instruction
  • Alternative learning packets

Class Schedule

Campus Days Times
COA – Elizabeth City Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
5 – 7 p.m. (lab is open until 8 p.m.)


To join the Adult Basic Education program, complete the College and Career Readiness Application for Admission.

The following documents are required for admission:

  • Social Security Card
  • Unexpired state-issued photo identification (or passport or military identification)

For more information about registration or enrolling in the Adult Basic Education program, please email [email protected] or contact Denise Lane.

Denise Lane
Instructional Aide, College and Career Readiness
COA – Elizabeth City: C 139A
252-335-0821 ext. 2991
[email protected]