Adult Basic Education Course

Goodwill is partnering with Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) to offer an Adult Basic Education course. In this course, participants will prepare for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) exam, which is the new alternative to the GED exam. Passing the HiSET exam demonstrates that you have attained the academic knowledge and proficiency equivalent to those of a high school graduate. The HiSET diploma/certificate is accepted by employers and accredited colleges in all 50 states. Like all of Goodwill’s courses, the Adult Basic Education course is offered free of charge.

Upcoming Training Dates

2023 Training Dates
January 11 – March 2
March 14 – May 9

Course Timeframe

Goodwill’s Adult Basic Education course lasts eight weeks. Class meets at the Goodwill Opportunity Campus on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. –  2 p.m.

Course Format

An instructor from CPCC will provide in-person instruction and support to participants throughout the duration of the course. Although participants can complete much of the course on their assigned computer at their own pace, instructors are very involved in the participants’ experience.

Certification Opportunities

After successfully passing the HiSET exam, participants will receive a diploma/certificate that is accepted by employers and accredited colleges in all 50 states.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Required Technology

Participants will have access to computers and the required software throughout the duration of this course.

Continue Your Education

Having a high school level of education is the stepping stone you need to continue your education or grow your career. The HiSET is accepted by employers and accredited colleges in all 50 states. With your HiSET diploma/certificate, you can also take advantage of other post-secondary learning opportunities, like Goodwill’s Customer Service course

Grow Your Career

The job market has changed, and in today’s world, most family-sustaining jobs require at least a high school level of education. Passing the HiSET exam will earn you the recognition that you have achieved a high school level of education. A study by the National Center for Education Statistics revealed a difference of more than $6,800 per year in average earnings between non-graduates and persons who held either a high school diploma or its equivalent.

How to Get Started

If you are interested in taking this course, you live within our 18-county territory in the Carolinas and…

If you have already completed Goodwill’s registration process:
If you have NOT already completed Goodwill’s registration process:
We also accept walk-ins at all of our career centers.

Still Have Questions?

If you still have questions about our training courses, complete our training inquiry form, and someone on our team will be in touch with you soon!