College & Career Readiness
Neill Currie Building (NCB) Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Dean: Elmore Lowery

Getting Ready!

College & Career Readiness

The College and Career Readiness (CCR) program helps you to gain secondary and post-secondary academic advancement and/or immediate improvement in employability skills.

Whether you are interested in getting a High School Equivalency certificate, High School Diploma, or attending a Job Preparation course, the College and Career Readiness program at Fayetteville Technical Community College has a course for you!

Location & Times

Classes are offered on and off campus, days, evenings and weekends. For your convenience, some of our classes are even offered online or through correspondence!

English Language Learners


English as a Second Language (ESL)

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

ESL classes are for adult English language learners who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in English.

In addition to regular instruction, we offer afternoon mini-classes on special topics and a computer lab for your use when classes are not in session. We also provide information on citizenship, civics, and getting your native language transcripts evaluated.

We aim to foster a sense of community among the English Language Learners in our program. We will advise you on your progress and when you are ready to move on, we will help you find educational opportunities beyond the College and Career Readiness Program.


All of our ESL classes are free.

Class Levels

– Beginner
– Intermediate
– Advanced

Class Types

– Face-to-face
– Online
– Blended


We offer classes at many locations in Cumberland County, including FTCC’s Fayetteville Campus and Fort Bragg.


Would you like to join the Center for English Language Learners (CELL) community?

Human Resources Development (HRD)

Human Resources Development (HRD)

The purpose of the Human Resources Development (HRD) Program is to educate and train people in transition or in the emerging workforce for success in the workplace. HRD classes are designed for adults who are unemployed, under-employed, or have received notice of a pending layoff.

Course Topics

  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Job Search Techniques
  • Employment Retention
  • Advancement Strategies

    Each class addresses the six core components:

  1. Assessment
  2. Positive Self-Concept
  3. Employability Skills
  4. Communication Skills
  5. Problem-Solving Skills
  6. Impact of Information Technology in the Workplace

Our HRD classes are also great for current professionals who need to brush up on their interviewing skills to be prepared for their next career opportunity!

Host a Class

If you are interested in hosting a Human Resources Development class at your off-campus site, please contact Kim Lewis, Program Coordinator at 910.678.8297 or

North Carolina Career Readiness Certificate


Career Readiness Certificate

If you are interested in earning a Career Readiness Certificate, register for one of our Employability Labs or call 910.678.8495 with any questions.

What is Keytrain?

KeyTrain is the targeted curriculum and self-paced learning tool designed specifically to help job seekers develop and master the applied workplace skills as defined by the WorkKeys System and the Career Readiness Certificate.

Hundreds of employers across North Carolina and thousands across the USA are using the WorkKeys System to verify that their new employees have the work place foundation skills and “soft” skills they require for a successful business.

KeyTrain provides both practice assessments and training modules for each of the eight foundation skills (Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, Locating Information, Applied Technology, Teamwork, WorkPlace Observation, Listening for Information and Writing). It is directly focused on helping to improve skills as well as raising one’s scores on the Career Readiness Certificate assessment.

Successful students and job seekers also focus on developing their “soft” skills. These skills relate to how a person positively engages with others on the work team and are indicative of a person’s values, work principles and behavioral maturity. “Soft” skills are critically important in the work place and are very highly valued by all employers as they build teamwork in conducting workplace activities to satisfy their customers.

ACT WorkKeys

ACT WorkKeys is a job skill assessment system used by businesses in the United States to measure workplace skills of employees and job applicants and by schools and colleges to help prepare students for the workplace.

Learn More about the NC Career Readiness Certificate (CRC)