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Academic Schools

Virginia Western is home to four schools: the School of Business, Technology & Trades; the School of Health Professions; the School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences; and the School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.

School of Business, Technology & Trades

Virginia Western’s School of Business, Technology & Trades welcomes all students seeking diverse educational backgrounds in a variety of business, information technology, and trades programs.

Advances in technology are having a tremendous impact on today’s job market. New and challenging opportunities are available for those who have the skills and the training in the right areas. Whether you desire to take a few courses to gain new technical skills, seek training for employment, or plan to transfer to a four-year college or university, we can help you achieve your goals.

School of Business, Technology & Trades web site

School of Health Professions

Virginia Western offers a variety of restricted admissions programs leading to licensure or certification in Nursing, Practical Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Radiography, and Radiation Oncology.  These programs prepare graduates to provide high quality patient care and graduates enjoy high earning potential, job mobility, and flexible employment hours.  Additionally, the college offers distance learning programs in Surgical Technology in collaboration with Piedmont Virginia Community College and Veterinary Technology in collaboration with Blue Ridge Community College.

The School of Health Professions features outstanding programs, experienced and supportive faculty, well-equipped laboratories, and hands-on learning.  Our programs are designed to prepare you for the career or profession of your choice.

School of Health Professions web site

School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LASS) was created in January 2010 as the result of a merger between the former Humanities and Social Science divisions. LASS houses a diverse group of departments and programs.

Our departments include Administration of Justice, Art, Communication Studies and Theatre, Early Childhood Development, Economics, English, Foreign Language, Geography, History, Human Services, Music, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences web site

School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Virginia Western is a great place to begin your career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The Associate of Science Degree in Science is specifically designed to transfer. The Associate Degree can serve as the foundation for a degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering, Geology, Physics, Mathematics, or serve as the foundation for pursuit of degrees in medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, or other healthcare fields. Guaranteed admissions agreements with Virginia public and private colleges and universities provide a wide variety of choices for degree completion.

Advances in technology are having a tremendous impact on today's job market. New and challenging opportunities are available for those who have the skills and the training in the right areas. Whether you desire to take a few courses to gain new technical skills, seek training for employment and an Associate of Applied Science Degree, or plan to transfer to a four-year college or university, we can help you achieve your goals. We have programs in Cisco Networking, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechatronics, Civil Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

The School of STEM features outstanding programs, experienced and supportive faculty, well-equipped laboratories, and hands-on learning. Our programs are designed to prepare you for the career or profession of your choice.

School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics web site

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