Surry Community College is located in Dobson, North Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and services Surry and Yadkin Counties. It is one of North Carolina's 58 community colleges. Founded in 1964, the college is a two-year, comprehensive college with an open-door admissions policy.
Surry Community College offers thirty-six areas of study, many of which have options for an associate degree, diploma or certificate, as well as online degrees.
The college serves over 18,000 students in over 1,500 classes through their Corporate and Continuing Education division. This area of the college offers a variety of learning opportunities through “not-for-credit” classes for those looking to take a one-time class for personal enrichment or to expand their knowledge base in a particular area.
In addition to its main campus, the college operates the Workforce Development Center in Mount Airy, the Yadkin Center in Yadkinville, the Pilot Center in Pilot Mountain, and The Elkin Center in Elkin. Offering many basic skills, continuing education classes and core curriculum classes, these satellite centers are conveniently located to better serve the communities and students.[clarification needed]
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