Central Virginia Community College, a two-year institution established as a member of the
Virginia Community College System
, provides State-supported
educational facilities beyond the high school level for the cities of Lynchburg and Bedford and the counties
of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell. The curricula and programs of the College serve more than
228,000 people within this geographical jurisdiction.
With academic excellence its aim in all areas, the College offers various programs
to meet the diverse needs of the region it serves. Its two-year college transfer programs in arts and sciences
and in certain pre-professional areas lead to associate degrees and offer courses generally acceptable for
transfer to four-year institutions. Its occupational and technical programs lead to diplomas, certificates,
or associate of applied science degrees and are designed to prepare individuals for certain professions.
Its other programs, including developmental work, special training for industry, and community service,
offer instruction commensurate with the needs of individuals, groups or the area at large.
The College, in seeking to accomplish its purposes, operates in accordance with the policies established by
the State Board for Community Colleges and with the advice and support of a local community
comprised of representatives of the cities and counties within the school's jurisdiction. Though supported
primarily by State funds, the College is partially financed by contributions from area governments, the
Federal Government, businesses, individuals, and student tuition.
Central Virginia Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern
Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Central
Virginia Community College.