The CVCC Altavista Center opened in January 2001 at the
Altavista Office Park (formerly the Lane Corporate Office
Building) at 701 5th Street in Altavista. The Center offers a
broad spectrum of day and
in credit and non-credit modes and
specialized training in workforce development for business and
industry. Delivery systems include traditional classroom
instruction as well as Web-based/Internet courses, Blackboard
, computer assisted programs,
and Lab-in-box learning.
Assessment services available
are COMPASS placement testing, the new Virginia Placement Test (VPT)
for math, Work Keys assessments, and career and interest inventories.
Placement testing can usually be done on a "walk-in" basis during the
hours of operation, but allow at least two hours prior to closing for
each English and math placement exams. There is no charge for the
Open computer lab time is set aside for enrolled students.
Tutoring services in most subjects are available as needed.
*Blackboard Collaborate courses are delivered live, real-time
(days/times established) using web-conferencing software, Bb Collaborate.
Faculty teaching these courses do not have students present with them -
all students are "remote." Students must attend on the main campus or at
one of the off-site centers and provide their own headset/mic to
participate in class.