Surry Community College

Listing Last Update: February 21, 2020


630 South Main Street
Dobson, NC 27017

Primary Contact

Jennifer Pardue

(336) 386-3674

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To find a family literacy program (families attend together)
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills
  • To volunteer at a program
  • To become a U.S. citizen
  • To improve my workforce skills

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online
  • Instruction in Spanish

Program Overview

Surry Community College offers two assessment options for earning a High School Equivalency Diploma. Students can take either the General Education Development (GED®) test or the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®). Successful passage of either test awards the same diploma issued by the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges. Free preparation classes are offered to give students an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pass the tests. Instruction is designed to meet each student's personal need.

The ELA classes, formerly ESL, provide a means for speakers of other languages to attend classes to learn English communication skills as well as American customs and history.

The ABE program of instruction is designed for adults who already have a high school diploma but need to improve their reading, writing, math and employability skills to function more effectively in society, on a job or in the family.

We also offer ABE classes designed specifically for adults with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. The focus of these classes is to improve the individual's independence by acquiring necessary basic life skills from math and reading to job development. Students also gain appropriate communication and socialization skills and full access to a computer lab.