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 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 Liaison:Terrence R. Scarborough, M.P.A. - Director of SARA North CarolinaNorth Carolina State Education Assistance AuthorityP.O. Box 14103Research Triangle Park, NC 27709919.248.4667
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) email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
You may view the disclosure for each program or certificate to know which Surry Community College program curriculum:
Debbie Cave, Director - Allied Healthcaved@surry.edu 630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
Jill Harding, Director - Pilot Center and Occupational Programshardingjm@surry.edu 630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
Ray Hoots, Director - Engineering Technologieshootstr@surry.edu 630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
Jim McHone, Director - Center for Public Safety / Director - Basic Law Enforcement Trainingmchonej@surry.edu 630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
Sam Brim, Director - Business and Industry Servicesbrims@surry.edu 630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017
Robin Minton, Director - Cosmetologymintonr@surry.edu630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017(336) 386-3570
Dr. Douglas Underwood, Director - Yadkin Center / Director - Emergency Medical Programsunderwoodd@surry.edu630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017(336) 386-3330
Ian Harrell, Director - Fire and Rescue Programs / ESTCharrelli@surry.edu630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017(336) 386-3403
Dr. Yvonne Johnson, Associate Dean - Health Sciencesjohnsony@surry.edu630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC 27017(336) 386-3368
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.