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The Learning Center at Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC
The Learning Center

The Learning Center is located on the lower level of the Paksoy Technology Center on the CCC campus and offers programs in Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult High School (AHS), GED with High School Equivalency (HSE) and English as a Second Language (ESL).
Call us at: (704) 669-4050 or email us at:!

Potential students attend all three days of the orientation (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday).

Please present a valid NC photo ID and Social Security card each day of the orientation.

Cell phones or any other electronics aren't allowed in the the testing center. Orientation sessions generally end promptly at the scheduled time.


Finish High School

Finish What You've Started
(Click photo to read Success Story)

Jonathan Miller
Jonathan Miller
GED, EMT Basic and Paramedic Certificates Currently pursuing an AAS in Emergency Medical Services
Loretta Patton
Loretta Patton

Meet the Staff

Dr. Chris Nanney Jan Neal Jerry Hopper
Dr. Chris Nanney
(704) 669-4062
Jan Neal
Program Coordinator
(704) 669-4052
Jerry Hopper
(704) 669-4174
Matthew Hansen
Matthew Hansen
(704) 669-4050

Adult Basic Education

The Adult Basic Education Program (ABE) is a major program at The Learning Center. Statewide, as well as at the local level, more than 80 percent of the students who enroll in education programs initially place at the ABE level.

Adult High School

The AHS (grades 9-12) program allows adults to complete the necessary high school material which will earn them a high school diploma. The program is operated in conjunction with Cleveland County Schools. Students who complete the Adult High School Program (AHS) will receive a Cleveland Community College Adult High School Diploma.

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High School Equivalency

Preparation for the adult high school equivalency exams (GED®) is offered free of charge through the Learning Center.

Students must score a minimum of 150 points on each of the four computer-based exams in order to earn the high school equivalency credential. There is a charge of $20 per exam.

For more information about the GED® process visit:

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Classes on the CCC Campus
ABE Paksoy 3116 Staff MTWTHF 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ESL J. Hunt 2054 Staff MTWTHF 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ABE Paksoy 3112 Staff MTWTHF 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
ABE Paksoy 3112 Staff MTWTH 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
ABE Paksoy 3116 Staff MTWTH 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
ESL J. Hunt 2054 Staff MW 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
AHS/GED Lab Paksoy 3105 Staff MTWTH 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
AHS/GED Lab Paksoy 3105 Staff F 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
ABE/GED Online Online Staff Online Online


Classes at Other Cleveland County Locations
ABE/GED Day Reporting Center

308 Gardner St., Shelby

Staff MTWTH 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
ABE Job Link (ESC)

404 E. Marion St., Shelby

Staff MTWTHF 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
ABE/Teach Me to Read Job Link (ESC)

404 E. Marion St., Shelby

Staff MTWTHF 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
ABE Friendship United Methodist Church

111 Friendship Dr., Fallston

Staff MTTH 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
CED Durham United Methodist Church

320 E. Ross Grove Rd., Shelby

Staff TWTH 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ABE New Bynum Chapel AME Zion

313 N. Cansler St., Kings Mountain

Staff MTWTH 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
ABE East Elementary

600 Cleveland Ave., Kings Mountain

Staff TT 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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