Adult Basic Education (ABE)

ABE courses are designed to prepare students to move into the Gateway to College, Adult High School Diploma, or High School Equivalency programs. Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses are available for adults who have performed below the high school level on placement tests and who wish to improve their reading, writing, and math skills. These free courses are held at the Durham Tech Main Campus, Orange Works, and other locations throughout Durham and Orange counties.

ABE First Step Program

Durham Tech's Adult Basic Education First Step program welcomes adults 18 and older who seek to build their academic skills and unlock their full potential. Whether you are looking to refresh foundational knowledge, overcome learning challenges, or simply explore new possibilities, this inclusive program offers personalized support and resources tailored to your unique needs and learning styles. Through tailored curriculum, computer-aided instruction, and a flexible approach, First Step fosters a supportive and empowering environment where everyone can thrive. To learn more about program offerings, eligibility, and enrollment, and take the first step towards your goals, please call 919-536-7218, ext. 3104.