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Your Success Is at the Core of Everything We Do

Surry Community College is here to support students in the attainment of their educational and career goals. We care about you as an individual with unique goals, skills, and needs.

The college provides academic support, career counseling, financial aid assistance, placement testing, and accessibility services. The office also offers programming that builds leadership skills and enhances students' sense of connection and community.

We are devoted to helping you have the best learning experience possible and are here to help you should you have any difficulty that will affect your learning or well-being.

Services Available for Students

The college provides academic support, career counseling, financial aid assistance, placement testing, and accessibility services. The office also offers programming that builds leadership skills and enhances students' sense of connection and community.

Career Services

Our Career Services department provides resources to assessment tools, occupational information, and statistics that may help you explore careers. We offer services in self awareness, occupational exploration, and professional development.

For more information, visit Career Services.


Free, short-term counseling is available to help students overcome the many challenges that can cause stress and interfere with academic success. The main goal of counseling is to design a plan of action to overcome any current obstacles preventing students from personal or academic success. By the third session, plans will be made to refer the student to longer term resources, including community mental health agencies. SCC counseling services are limited to four sessions.

How to Access Counseling Services:

Have an emergency?

  • If you or someone you know has an emergency situation or crisis, immediately call 911.
  • Other Emergency Resources:
    • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 OR
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255

Accessibility Services

The Accessibility Services Office provides equal access to programs and services and promotes equal opportunities for students with disabilities, through the provision of reasonable accommodations, resources and services.

Contact Laura Bracken, Director of Accessibility Services at (336) 386-3443 or to learn more. The Office of Accessibility Services is located in the Library upstairs in Room 224.

GED Testing

GED testing is offered in the Testing Center located on the main campus. All testing is computer based. Paper testing will only be available as an accommodation. The test consists of four content areas. After attaining a minimum standard score on each of the four tests and a total of 600, a high school diploma equivalency is awarded to the student by the State Board of the Community College System.

Go Wireless

Wireless access is available at the main campus and each Center. The Student Technology Center provides students an open computer lab to work on assignments and network with other students. Lab assistants are available to provide students help if needed.


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Through our services and programs, we can help maximize success in creating "career savvy" job candidates. Our career services include:

  • Job Seeking Skills
    • Resume and Cover Letter Assistance
    • Mock Interviews
    • Interview Skills
    • JobsConnect Pathway
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Students can also find local job postings on College Central Network. It's a free source for searching jobs and posting resumes for employers to view.

Phi Theta Kappa (National Honor Society)

The National Honor Society provides the opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Placement Testing

Placement testing is offered in the Testing Center located on our main campus. Online placement testing is a comprehensive, computer adaptive placement assessment designed to help professional staff place students in appropriate courses to maximize their success.

Scholars of Global Distinction

The Scholars of Global Distinction program allows students to gain global skills that will be marketable and rewarding as they enter the workforce or pursue further education.

For more information, visit Scholars of Global Distinction.

Sigma Phi Alpha (National Society of Leadership and Success)

The National Society of Leadership and Success achieves profound results in helping students discover and attain their goals, offering life changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters, and a community where students help one another succeed.

Student Government Association

Promoting better student government, better academic achievement, student activities, to better student-faculty relations, to heighten standards of contact among students and remain a member in good standing of the North Carolina Comprehensive Community College Student Government Association.

What does SGA do?

  • Serves as the student voice on campus.
  • SGA President serves as an ex office member of the SCC Trustee Board.
  • Student representatives on many SCC committees.
  • Each curriculum has input into SGA by appointing representatives to be members of the Association.
  • Officers are elected from within the Association and serve on the Executive Board.
  • Sponsors activities such as Club Day, Blood drives, Angel Tree for kids of SCC students, SWEAT Day (Spring Fling).
  • Supports Athletic events.
  • Attends Leadership Conferences.


  • how you can be a more effective communicator,
  • budgeting skills,
  • how to conduct meetings,
  • conflict resolution skills,
  • networking skills,
  • how you can become a leader in your school and community.

Textbooks and Supplies

Required textbooks and supplies may be purchased at the campus Bookstore. Textbooks may also be purchased online. In addition to required textbooks and supplies, the Bookstore carries a selection of reference materials, apparel, book bags, greeting cards, and other specialty items.

Transcript Requests

Transcripts can be requested for both Curriculum and Workforce Education (Continuing Education). Follow the steps for the desired transcript documentation.

For more information, visit Transcript Requests.


The Academic Support Center provides free tutoring services to students, on-campus or online. Study groups are available for many subject areas. The Academic Support Center also has a Writing Lab to assist students with writing assignments across disciplines.

Unable to visit our campus or centers? Receive free assistance right from home with online tutoring from the link in Moodle course pages. If a link is not available within a specific Moodle course, please contact your instructor.

Interested in tutoring? Apply to help out fellow students in the field that you enjoy. Visit the Academic Support Center website or contact for more information.

Veteran Services

Through Veteran's Services, veterans have the opportunity to take advantage of educational benefits. These benefits are based on chapter and eligibility is determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Contact Jay McDougal, Veterans Affairs and Financial Aid Specialist, at (336) 386-3245 or to learn more.

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