Piedmont Virginia Community College
Piedmont Virginia Community College is an open access community college offering two-year associate's degrees, one-year certificates, continuing education and workforce training. The campus is located in Albemarle County, Virginia, south of Charlottesville. As part of the statewide Virginia Community College System, PVCC serves the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. PVCC was chartered in 1972.
PVCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.
PVCC's main campus is located at 501 College Drive in Charlottesville, Virginia. It consists of the Main Building, the V. Earl Dickinson Building for Humanities and Social Sciences, the Keats Science Building and the Stultz Center for Business and Career Development.
PVCC opened a center in Stanardsville, Virginia, in August 2012. The PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center occupies the second floor of the Green County Library building and holds classrooms, labs, a community meeting room and other facilities. The College began offering classes there in fall 2012.
PVCC also opened a center in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, in January 2013. PVCC is housed on the ground floor in the historic Jefferson School building. The College offers day and evening classes at this facility and introduced a new associate degree program in culinary arts hosted there since 2013.
PVCC consists of a total of 5,684 undergraduates, 79% of which are part-time students.
A PVCC student has been named the top community college student in Virginia in 2013, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2004 and 2001.
Programs of Study
PVCC offers degrees and certificates to complete in two years or less, as well as degrees that prepare you for transfer to four-year schools to complete a Bachelor's degree. Associate degrees generally take two years of full-time study to complete and require 60-72 credit hours. Certificates and Career Studies Certificates require 9-46 credit hours and one or two semesters to complete. They are designed to prepare students for a specific job, career change or skills upgrade. More information is at pvcc.edu/programs.
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