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Ebonee, family therapist Piedmont Virginia Community College

Gateways to Higher Education

Launching a Career

Job Training and Transition

For many, community college is the starting point for a lifetime of learning. In 2016, more than 26,000 students earned graduation credentials from Virginia’s Community Colleges. Of these, a significant number move on to bachelor’s programs at one of the state’s four-year colleges or universities thanks to Guaranteed Admissions Agreements.

In a complex and demanding world, Virginia’s Community Colleges are uniquely positioned to help students find meaningful career paths. With hundreds of programs and majors, students gain the skills, experiences, connections and credentials to find jobs within their chosen professions in just weeks or months.

Across the Commonwealth, the demand for skilled professionals is soaring. Virginia’s Community Colleges help bridge this gap by delivering the state’s most comprehensive workforce training programs. From continuing education for professionals, to industry certifications, to 2-year degree tracks, people in all stages of life obtain the skills they need to keep their careers moving forward.

How tomorrow happens - Virginia's Community Colleges 2016  
How tomorrow happens - Virginia's Community Colleges 2016