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State Authorization for Online Learning

Institutions must obtain approval from states for local and distance postsecondary educational activities relevant to the delivery of educational programs. Activities include online learning, non-classroom experiences, faculty members who live outside of North Carolina, proctoring, professional licensure and marketing. Compliance with individual state requirements is now part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Amended 2010. H 600.9 (c).

In what states is Surry Community College authorized to offer online courses?

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Surry Community College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

The states in which the college is authorized to serve students are listed below. If you reside in a state not on this list, you are not eligible to register for online classes at SCC at this time. If you have questions, please contact our admissions office at admissions@surry.edu.


NC-SARA States
Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas
Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia
Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada
New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York
North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma
Oregon Pennsylvania Puerto Rico Rhode Island
South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas
Utah Vermont Virginia Washington
West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

SARA North Carolina Portal Liaison:
Terrence R. Scarborough, M.P.A. - Director of SARA North Carolina
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
919.248.4667
terrence@saranc.org
www.saranc.org
Contact and Complaint Resolution Information For Other States

Is Surry Community College accredited?

Yes, Surry Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Ln, Decatur, GA 30033, (404) 679-4500, to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.


What if I need help resolving a complaint?

If you have a complaint, you should attempt to resolve the complaint through the SCC grievance procedure.

Complaints should be addressed to the attention of:

Dr. Candace Holder, Chief Academic and Information Officer
holderc@surry.edu
630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 386-3382

If a complaint cannot be resolved through SCC’s grievance procedures, students may file a complaint with SARA-NC (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement-North Carolina). Contact Information:

SARA North Carolina Director,
NCSEAA
PO Box 14103 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
(855) 727-2162
complaint@saranc.org
www.saranc.org

These resources may also be helpful in resolving complaints:

The North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints Unit.

Please review the Student Complaint Policy then print and complete the Student Complaint Form (PDF) and submit the complaint to:

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina System Office
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
919.962.4558 or send an email to: studentcomplaint@northcarolina.edu

Website: North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints

Regional Accreditor (SACSCOC) Complaint Process

If a student has evidence that an institution is in significant non-compliance with SACSCOC standards, policies or procedures, the individual should inform SACSCOC using the Complaints Against Institutions: Information Sheet and Form.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges:

1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033
404.679.4500


What about licensure and certification programs offered by Surry Community College?

If you are considering a program at SCC that leads to licensure or certification and you do not live in North Carolina, please contact the individual below that corresponds to your desired program.

You may view the disclosure for each program or certificate to know which Surry Community College program curriculum:

  • meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification,
  • does not meet state educational requirements for licensure or certification, or
  • has not made a determination.

Allied Health

Debbie Cave, Director - Allied Health
caved@surry.edu
630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 386-3372
Program Disclosure Licensure / Certification Organization
Medication Aide Certification Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
Nurse Aide I Certification Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
Nurse Aide II Certification Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
Pharmacy Technician Certification Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
Phlebotomy Technician Certification Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State

Auto Safety

Jill Harding, Director - Pilot Center and Occupational Programs
hardingjm@surry.edu
630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 386-3331
Program Disclosure Licensure / Certification Organization
Auto Safety Inspection Certification Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
OBD Emission Inspection Certification Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State

Automotive Technology

Ray Hoots, Director - Engineering Technologies
hootstr@surry.edu
630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 386-3267
Program Disclosure Licensure / Certification Organization
Automotive Systems Technology Certificate Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
HVAC - EPA Certification Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
Welding Certificate Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET)

Jim McHone, Director - Center for Public Safety / Director - Basic Law Enforcement Training
mchonej@surry.edu
630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 386-3292
Program Disclosure Licensure / Certification Organization
Basic Law Enforcement Training Certification Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State

Construction and Safety

Sam Brim, Director - Business and Industry Services
brims@surry.edu
630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 386-3684
Program Disclosure Licensure / Certification Organization
OSHA-10 Certification Disclosure U.S. Department of Labor

Cosmetology

Robin Minton, Director - Cosmetology
mintonr@surry.edu
630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 386-3570
Program Disclosure Licensure / Certification Organization
Cosmetology Program Licensure Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
Nail Technician Program Licensure Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State

Emergency Medical Services

Dr. Douglas Underwood, Director - Yadkin Center / Director - Emergency Medical Programs
underwoodd@surry.edu
630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 386-3330
Program Disclosure Licensure / Certification Organization
Advanced EMT Program Licensure Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
Auto Dealer Licensure Contact Information by State
EMR Program Licensure Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
EMS Program Licensure Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
EMT Program Licensure Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
eNotary Program Licensure Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
Notary Public Program Licensure Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
Paramedic Program Licensure Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State

Firefighter and Rescue

Ian Harrell, Director - Fire and Rescue Programs / ESTC
harrelli@surry.edu
630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 386-3403
Program Disclosure Licensure / Certification Organization
Firefighter and Rescue Certification Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State

Health Sciences

Dr. Yvonne Johnson, Associate Dean - Health Sciences
johnsony@surry.edu
630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
(336) 386-3368
Program Disclosure Licensure / Certification Organization
Associate Degree Nursing Licensure Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
LPN-ADN Licensure Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
LPN-BSN RIBN Licensure Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
Nurse Aide Licensure Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
Physical Therapist Assistant Licensure Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State
Practical Nursing Licensure Disclosure Licensure Contact Information by State

Although we strive to connect you with the best information possible, Surry Community College cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure and/or certification outside of the State of North Carolina.

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