Surry Community College
Listing Last Update: February 21, 2020
- To read and write better
- To find a family literacy program
- To study for my high school equivalency exam
- To learn English
- To improve my math skills
- To improve my technology skills
- To become a U.S. citizen
- To improve my workforce skills
- Family literacy program
- Instruction in Spanish
You may use the contact information above to reach out to the program
or call 1-877-389-6874 for more help.
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.
"Surry Community College's mission is to promote personal growth and community development to a diverse population through excellence in teaching, learning, and service.
Our students are provided a culture of collaboration and cooperation among our faculty, staff, and community stakeholders. While at Surry Community College students will develop a sense of personal responsibility.
Surry Community College is committed to using emerging technologies to enhance students' learning and to increase institutional research. We are always focused on continuous improvement and research-driven decision making."