Isothermal Community College

Office of Admissions

Lateral Entry Teachers

Isothermal Community College offers the North Carolina teaching licensure certificate for Occupational Education 100% online at a community college tuition price!

Admissions Requirements

Lateral Entry Teachers interested in completing courses at Isothermal must meet the following admissions requirements:

  1. Complete the Residency Determination Service (RDS) online interview/application. Record your Residency Certification Number (RCN) you will need it for the application to Isothermal.
  2. Submit an application for admission. Please select Occupational Education Certificate - C55320 (Lateral Entry Teachers) as your desired program of study.
  3. Submit official college transcripts indicating completion of a college level English course with a grade of “C” or better OR submit official test scores on a college placement test no older than five years old.

To accommodate teachers from all over North Carolina, the placement test can be taken at any North Carolina community college and the official score report mailed to:

Isothermal Community College 
Attention: Admissions
P. O. Box 804
Spindale, NC 28160

For more information about this program

 Please contact the division Administrative Assistant, Brenda McFarland, at or 828-395-1668. For timely service, please have your RALC Plan (from DPI) on hand. If you have questions regarding which course to take to fulfill your specific requirements, please consult your local county RALC contact.

For admission questions regarding this program, please contact the Admissions department at or 828-395-4198.

To Check Course Availability

Check course availability. For lateral entry classes search for sections using EDU, ISC, and PSY as subjects.

Registration Information

Registration and term start dates are available here.


After registering, please call the Isothermal Business Office at 828-395-1298 to pay. Students will be dropped from class for non-payment. 

Thank you for your interest in Isothermal Community College. For any other questions, please call Student Services at 828-395-4198.