Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

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Dabney S. Lancaster Community College


1000 Dabney Drive
Clifton Forge, Virginia, 24422
President John J. Rainone, Ed.D.

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (DSLCC) is one of 23 public community colleges in the Virginia Community College System.[1] It is named after Dr. Dabney S. Lancaster, a prominent Virginia educator who held a number of positions in education, having an impact on students at all levels—K-12 through college. He retired in Bath County, one of the areas served by DSLCC.

In 2014, DSLCC was named one of the Top 150 community colleges nationwide determined eligible to apply for the third $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence (www.AspenPrizeCC.org). The Prize, awarded every two years, has brought a new level of public attention to community colleges, established new measures of excellence in outcomes for community college students, and uncovered practices that Aspen in disseminating to help community college colleges improve outcomes for their students.


DSLCC offers a wide variety of credit programs, including those for transfer and selected occupational, technical and allied health fields.[2]

Arts and Sciences (AA&S) Degree: Business Administration; Business Administration - Specialization in Business Foundations; Education; General Studies; Science;

Applied Sciences (AAS) Degree: Administration of Justice (ADJ); ADJ – Specialization in Forensic Science; Business Management; Business Management – Specialization in Administrative Support; Culinary Arts and Management; Forest Management Technology; Information Systems Technology; Nursing;

Certificates: Administrative Support Technology; Advanced Health Care; Advanced Manufacturing & Technology; Business Leadership & Communications; Culinary Arts; Forensic Science; Hospitality Services; Law Enforcement; Licensed Practical Nursing; Microcomputer Operations; Office Management; Welding; Wind Turbine Service Technology;

Career Studies Certificates: Advanced Manufacturing Fundamentals; Basic Wind Turbine Service Technology; Business Leadership; Emergency Medical Services – Intermediate; Hospitality Management; Massage Therapy; Networking Technologies; Office User; PC Repair; Private Security Services; Small Business Management; Urban Forestry; Web Page Design; Welding;

Non credit classes, summer camps for youth and special topics seminars are offered throughout the year. The division of Continuing Education and Workforce Services customizes education and training for the unique needs of current and prospective employers.

Location/Contact information[edit]

The main campus is located in Clifton Forge, Virginia, off exit 24 of interstate 64. DSLCC also operates the Rockbridge Regional Center on Vista Links Drive in Buena Vista, a short drive off exit 188-A of interstate 81. Main phone number is 540/863-2800 or toll free 877-73DSLCC.[3]


  1. ^ "VCCS Homepage", Retrieved on 2008-12-02
  2. ^ "Programs of Study", Retrieved on 2008-12-02
  3. ^ "Campus locations", Retrieved on 2008-12-02

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Coordinates: 37°48′42.2″N 79°51′6.6″W / 37.811722°N 79.851833°W / 37.811722; -79.851833