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).
Surry Community College has been approved by NC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SARA North Carolina Portal Liason:Terrence R. Scarborough, M.P.A. - Director of SARA North CarolinaNorth Carolina State Education Assistance AuthorityP.O. Box 14103Research Triangle Park, NC email@example.com
Contact and Complaint Resolution Information For Other States
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.
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 Officerholderc@surry.edu630 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,NCSEAAPO Box 14103 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709(855) firstname.lastname@example.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
919.962.4550 or send an email to: email@example.com
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
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.
Debbie Cave, Director of Allied Healthcaved@surry.edu
630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
Jim McHone, Director of Basic Law Enforcement Trainingmchonej@surry.edu
630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
Robin Minton, Lead instructor - Cosmetologymintonr@surry.edu630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017(336) 386-3570
Cosmetology Program Licensure Disclosure
Vickie Ramey, Director of EMS Programs / Director CPS Centerrameyvm@surry.edu630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017(336) 386-3330
Emergency Medical Services Certification Disclosure
Ian Harrell, Director of Fire and Rescue Programs / ESTCharrelli@surry.edu630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017(336) 386-3403
Firefighter and Rescue Certification Disclosure
Dr. Yvonne Johnson, Associate Dean - Health Sciencesjohnsony@surry.edu630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017(336) 386-3368
View the Licensure List to learn about the appropriate licensing or certification organization for your program.
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.
Choosing a college is an important decision, and we’re pleased that you’re interested in Surry Community College.