DOBSON — Prospective students are invited to attend an open house at the Surry Community College Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville, on June 30 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Students will be guided through college application, class registration and financial aid. Two $500 scholarships, provided by the SCC Foundation, will be given away along with T-shirts and refreshments. Facility tours also will be offered spotlighting The Yadkin Center’s new classroom space. The addition of instructional space has allowed the college to expand its College Transfer and Mechatronics program in Yadkinville.
Beginning in fall 2016, all students can earn an associate in arts degree right in Yadkinville at The Yadkin Center without having to take classes outside of Yadkin County. The College Transfer program offers a quality education at an affordable price, giving students not only a chance to explore different classes before committing to their major, but also a head start on a bachelor’s degree before attending a four-year college or university.
Also beginning in fall 2016, students can begin working on a degree, diploma or certificate in Mechatronics Engineering at The Yadkin Center. Mechatronics Engineering Technology is an advanced manufacturing field that combines electronics, mechanical engineering and robotics. Surry’s Mechatronics Engineering students are highly skilled, high-tech trouble shooters that are finding good paying jobs in a field that’s in high demand.
During The Yadkin Center open house, information sessions on the Career & College Promise (CCP) program will be offered every 30 minutes for both parents and students. CCP enables high school students in North Carolina to earn college credits tuition-free while in high school by taking classes through community colleges. Many programs are offered through CCP, and students who stay on track may be able to earn a certificate in their field of study. Students may also choose to take college transfer classes to fast track to an associate in science or an associate in arts degree.
CCP programs are: Accounting, Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration (also known as HVAC), Automotive System Technology, Business Administration, Collision Repair and Refinishing (also known as Auto Body), Community Spanish Interpreter, Computer Integrated Machining, Computer Programming and Development, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice Technology, Digital Media Technology, Early Childhood Associate, Electrical Systems Technology Electrical Track, Electrical Systems Technology Photovoltaic Track, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Systems Technology, Infant/Toddler Care, Information Technology, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Medical Office Administration, Network Management, Nurse Aide, Office Administration, Spanish Language, Sustainable Horticulture, Welding Technology and Welding Technology GMAW. A diploma and certificate is offered in Construction Technology – Carpentry through CCP.