Accelerating Transitions

Earn job skills and college credits while working on your High School Equivalency Diploma

Would you like to earn job skills and college credits while working on your High School Equivalency Diploma? Whether you've been out of school for months or decades, it's never too late to get the skills you need to get a good job. With education and credentials beyond high school, you’ll have better options in today’s economy.

Through the Basic Skills Plus Accelerating Transitions Program at Blue Ridge Community College, students may prepare for completing their high school equivalency diploma while, at the same time, training for a career in automotive systems technology, certified nursing assistant (CNA), computer-integrated machining, office administration or welding technology. Students may enroll in one of these pathways and be on their way to a better career, higher wages and nationally recognized credentials that improve employability.


Accelerating Transitions Pathways

  • Automotive Systems Technology
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Computer-Integrated Machining
  • Office Administration
  • Welding Technology



  • Tuition assistance
  • Quality instruction
  • Small class sizes
  • Counseling, advisement and mentoring
  • Study skills and life skills workshops
  • Earn college credits while completing high school equivalency diploma requirements


College and Career Readiness Center
The College & Career Readiness Center (CCRC) is designed to support the individualized needs of all learners. Students may utilize the center for additional academic support and instruction, career exploration, resume writing, workplace readiness workshops, or to improve their computer skills.


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Henderson County Campus
Sink 224, 130 Eagles Reach Drive, Flat Rock 

Belinda Frantz
(828) 694-1745