GTCC's POWER (Providing Opportunities for Workforce and Education Review) program serves students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. POWER classes are focused on improving basic reading, math, computer and writing skills, as well as employability skills and career preparation.

 Students can receive more specific career training through our POWER Pathways classes. These courses give students the skills to find meaningful career or volunteer opportunities, promoting self-sufficiency. Learn more about POWER Pathways

 Placement in the POWER program is dependent upon students achieving valid assessment scores on a TABE or CASAS test. Students may enroll at any time during the semester after scheduling an individual orientation and completing an assessment.

 Interested in getting an Adult High School Diploma or GED? Visit our GED and Adult High School page

Frequently Asked Questions

Our courses are open to anyone in the community. However, if you are under the age of 18, you must obtain a minor release form from our department. Please contact your appropriate Guilford Technical Community College campus to obtain the form, or the link to the documentation follows:

Minor Release Form

Although most Adult Education classes are free, there is a registration fee for the Food Service and Customer Service programs, which include occupational training courses. Students will be expected to purchase some items.

Food Service costs:

  • Program registration fee of $133 (a per-year charge in the spring semester) 
  •  Apron, and Skullcap$29.48
  • ServSafe® exam fee of $15
  • Total: $177.48

Customer Service costs:

  • Program registration fee of $133 (a per-year charge in the spring semester).
  • Total: $133.00

Limited scholarships funds are available for those who demonstrate financial need. 

If you are in need of a scholarship to cover the cost of this program, please download a scholarship application.

You are required to attend the Adult Education program classes that you register for regularly. Students are expected to commit to attend at least 80% of your assigned class meeting times and to take periodic progress tests as required by the program for continued participation.

Once registered, students who do not meet our minimum attendance requirements and/or remain absent for 90 consecutive days will have to wait until the next July 1 in order to re-enter the program.

Students must also abide by the GTCC Code of Conduct to maintain good standing in our program.

Please follow the steps in our POWER Admissions process [PDF]. Download the Adaptive Behavior Checklist [PDF] and return to Krystal Gossett.

Questions about the admissions process?  Please contact:

Krystal Gossett, Director of ABE/ASE Programs
336-334-4822 Ext. 53049

Greensboro Campus:
3505 E Wendover Ave
Greensboro, NC 27405
Days: M, T, W, Th, F
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Please call 336-334-4822 Ext. 53107 for details.

High Point Campus:
901 S. Main St.
High Point, NC 27260
Days: Monday-Friday  8:30 - 11:30 am and Monday-Thursday 12:00 - 2:30 pm
Please call 336-334-4822 Ext. 55087 for details.

We also offer opportunities to study online for POWER students who have internet access, a device to use, and the ability to navigate online learning.

GTCC's Adult Education department can provide bus passes for students currently enrolled in and attending our classes.