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Adult Basic Skills Compass Education

Adult Basic Skills Compass Education
South Piedmont Community College
Adult Basic Skills Compass Education
4209 Old Charlotte Highway
Monroe, NC 28110
Program Contact Robin Pittman
Phone 704.290.5813

Compass Education is a free academic-based program for adults 18 years of age and older offered through Adult Basic Skills, in both Union and Anson Counties. Classes focus on helping the individual become as independent and self-directed as possible. The goal of the program is to transition students into college certificate programs and/or employment. The program is available to students for as long as they choose to participate and show progress.

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 126
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18 years of age and older
  • Students must be released from public school and take a placement test upon entry to determine appropriate class level.
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? We are not a CTP, and have no plans to become one.
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • The program is free.

Scholarships available:


Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
More about course access:

When students are academically prepared and have the appropriate soft skills to be successful in a typical college course, they begin taking their courses of choice. Our program offers an open lab to assist them as needed.

Time spent only with other students in this program: About 75% of the time
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Students participate in the college's certificate programs in specific career areas.

Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 75%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Students participate in SGA sponsored campus events, as well as, clubs. The program has an SGA member club.

Last updated: Monday, February 4, 2019 - 12:43