Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a program of instruction designed for adults who need to improve their reading, writing, speaking, problem-solving, or computation skills necessary to function effectively in society, on a job, or in the family.

ABE includes coursework designed to improve the employability of the state’s workforce through instruction in mathematics, reading, language, and workforce readiness skills. The program is designed to provide adults with sufficient basic education to enable them to benefit from job training and retraining programs and obtain productive employment.

Program Contact

Pam Brecheisen
Phone: (252) 222-6212
Email: brecheisenp@carteret.edu

Available Courses

Adult Basic Education (ABE) (previously Compensatory Education)

This course is designed for adults with intellectual disabilities. The students must be 18 years of age or older. The program is defined as those educational opportunities that will enable the disabled adult to function in society at a level which will allow the student to reach their fullest potential within the limits of the program. ABE includes the following skill areas: Reading/Writing, Technology/Computer Literacy, Speaking and Listening, and Math. These skills will enable the disabled adult to become more independent and self-directing, to benefit from occupational training, and to acquire skills to meet and manage community, social, work, and personal adult responsibilities. ABE assumes an end result of productivity, employment, and as much independence and self-sufficiency as possible. The CASAS or TABE assessment tool is given to each student to determine ability level for appropriate placement. All courses are offered in a classroom setting at the Station Club in Morehead City. All classes are free of charge.

Course Fee: No registration fee
Start Date: 01-04-2021 | M/T/W/Th/F | 8 am – 2:30 pm | 17 weeks
Location: Station Club, 306 Church Street, Morehead City

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