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Develop Skills Needed to Succeed in Today's Workforce

Surry Community College supports learning, growth, and transformation experiences for students. We partner with students and encourage them to take ownership of their educational journey.

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Student Focused Learning Initiatives

Employers today demand skilled workers who can think clearly, precisely, deeply, and accurately while identifying and answering questions, solving problems, and making decisions in an ever-changing environment. Here at Surry Community College we strive to instill these qualities into all our students.

Written Communication

Surry’s current Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is to improve students’ written communication skills with an initiative we call “The Write Choice For Success”. SCC seeks to improve student writing in four key areas using the stages of the writing process: (1) clarity and precision, (2) accuracy and correctness, (3) depth, and (4) organization.

Critical Thinking

We strive to apply the concepts of critical thinking to what we teach, how we teach, and how we assess in order to prepare students for the workplace and the world beyond. Our faculty approach critical thinking by helping students learn and apply the elements of reasoning (analyzing thought by breaking it down into its parts), intellectual standards (evaluating thought by applying standards of good thinking), and intellectual traits (improving thought by developing ethical, disciplined habits of mind).

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    Two SCC Students Graduate as Scholars of Global Distinction


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    Forty-Five Area Students Receive Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Foundation College Scholarship


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    Surry-Yadkin Works Interns Sign with Hugh Chatham Health as Apprentices and PRNs


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