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Save more than $25,000 in tuition and fees over two years by choosing Surry Community College to kickstart your bachelor's degree. Cost estimates are intended as a resource. Your actual costs may vary based on your actual enrollment, program, and individual need.

Charges are set by the North Carolina State Legislature and are subject to change.

Tuition Rates & Fees

The following are tuition rates for curriculum and workforce education courses. Amounts listed are estimates only. Tuition is controlled by the North Carolina State Legislature and is subject to change without notice.

Curriculum Tuition & Fees

In order for out-of-state students to qualify for the in-state tuition rates, Surry Community College must have either a company check made out to Surry Community College or an official authorization from the employer giving us permission to bill them for the entire in-state tuition balance. If paying by a company check, you must have a letter on official company letterhead stating that you are an employee for that industry or business.

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Self-supporting classes may exceed the standard state-established tuition rate.
Student TypeCost Per Credit HrTotal Tuition
Residents$76$1,216.00 (maximum tuition charge)
Non-Residents*$268$4,288.00 (maximum tuition charge)

In addition to tuition, curriculum fees also apply. While SCC attempts to keep student costs as low as possible, some fees are necessary to maintain adequate services. These fees can be refunded only in cases of class cancellation.

Fee TypeCost BasisAmount
Accident InsuranceSemester$3
Distance EducationCourse$10/DE course
Official Transcript*
Upon request
Placement Test
Each retest
Student Activity
$7/credit hour (maximum $35)
$1/credit hour (maximum $16)
* Non-refundable
** Applicable if a diploma is ordered. Non-refundable

Program Specific Fees

These fees can be refunded only in cases of class cancellation.

Fee Type
Cost Basis
Certification Cards (WTCE Students) CPR/First Aid,
OSHA 10,
Fork Lift Operator
$8 - $20
$8 - $30
$5 - $20
Clinical Preparation
Courses: NAS 101 and NAS 102
Course Fee
$50 Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision
Repair (I-CAR) Certification Modules
Course Fee
Course Fee
BLET (Basic Law Enforcement Training)
$32 - $38 (Uniform Shirt)
$9 - $11 (T-Shirt)
$9.00 (Cap)
$125 (Ammunition)
$40 (Drug Testing)
Course Fee
Certified Production Technician Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)
MSSC Certification Modules $50 - $200
Course Fee
Digital Media Technology Programs Adobe Creative Cloud $360 - $720
Computer & Hardware Accessories $0 - $2,000
Course Fee
Emergency Medical Training (EMT) $10 - $35 (Uniform Shirt)
$16 (Malpractice Insurance)
$20 - $150 (Paramedic Graduate Pin/student choice)
$27 (State & International Fees for ITLS Course)
$90 - $200 (ALS Clinical/Testing)
$ 50 - 100 (Criminal Background & Drug Screen)
$4 - 10 (Card Fees for AHA Certification Courses)
Course Fee
Luthier (Violin/Banjo)
$60 (Supplies/Materials)
Course Fee
Occupational Extension
$0 - $100 (Per class/Dependent upon class) (Course Supplies)
Course Fee
Physician Practice Office Assistant
$350 (Books and Supplies)
$90 (MS Project) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
(CMAA) Exam Prep Material $69
Course Fee
Project Management & Project Management Capstone
Microsoft Project $90
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
Exam Prep Materials $190
Course Fee
Real Estate Broker/Appraiser
$50 (Per student for books/materials)
Course Fee
$15 (Supplies)
Course Fee
$25 (Supplies/Materials)
Course Fee
VEN 131
Criminal background and drug screen
Programs: Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing, Central Sterile Processing, Phlebotomy
$45 - $100/clinical assignment
Developmental Reading/English Textbook
Developmental Math Textbook
Lab Fee
Courses: MED 140, MED 150, and MED 240
Lab Fee
All WLD courses except WLD 141
Malpractice Insurance
Programs: Associate Degree Nursing, Cosmetology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing, Central Sterile Processing, RIBN, LPN > BSN, Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy
National Cert. Exam
Program: Medical Assisting
Nursing (Clinical)
Clinical Site Fee
Nursing (Testing)
Testing Fee (Varies by Program: ADN, LPN-ADN, LPN)
$105 - $122 (Per class)
NCLEX Readiness
Courses: NUR 111, NUR, 112, NUR 113, NUR 114, NUR 211, NUR 212, and NUR 213
Online Textbook Subscriptions
(Select Courses)
$60 - $300
(Supplies/Materials Fee) Auto Body (Collision & Repair) $15 - $45
(Supplies/Materials Fee) Fire Rescue Special Schools $10 - $150
(Supplies/Materials Fee) National Career Readiness Certificate Program $45 fee includes: Workplace Documents, Applied Math and Graphic Literacy which are required to earn the Certificate;

Additional WorkKeys: $15
Work Place Observation: $20
Business Writing: $20
(Supplies/Materials Fee) Leadership Program $200 - $275 (Amount varies by activities in County)
Testing Fees GED & HiSET Tests GED $20/subject/Total $80
Paper-based HISET $15/subject/Total $75
Computer-based HISET $10.75/subject/Total $53.75

(all subjects include two free retakes if used within the year of purchase)

Testing Center Proctoring Fee $20 (Non-SCC Students)

Workforce Tuition & Fees

The following tuition and fees only apply to Certification (CEU) programs, Personal Enrichment, and Job Training classes. Adult Basic Education, High School Equivalency, English Language Acquisitions, Compensatory Education and Family Literacy classes are offered tuition free. The technology fee is also waived for students in College and Career Readiness, Human Resource Development, and Emergency Services Training courses.

Course Hours
Technology Fee
1-24 hours
25-50 hours
51+ hours

Registration and tuition fees are set by the North Carolina General Assembly and may change. Anyone repeating an occupational course for the third time will be charged an additional fee. A student who wishes to withdraw from a course must contact the Corporate and Continuing Education office prior to the 10% point of the scheduled hours of the class to be eligible for a refund. A 75% refund will be given if the student requests the refund in a timely manner.

Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students for Workforce, Technologies & Community Education (WTCE) certifications and courses.

Financial Aid Repayment

Students who owe Return to Title IV Financial Aid Repayment are able to set up a payment plan for that past due balance. Students can contact Lee Welch, SCC Cashier, at (336) 386-3208 or Surry Community College will work with each student on an individual basis to help them manage their student debt. Students cannot register for future courses until any past due balances are paid.

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