College Catalog

College Catalog


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Academic Calendar for 2014-2015

College Information

  • Mission, Vision, Values & Goals
  • Accreditations
  • Visiting Virginia Western

Workforce Development Services/Lifelong Learning




  • Tuition
  • Tuition Refunds
  • Eligibility for In-State Tuition
  • Books and Materials
  • Bookstore Refunds
  • Suspension of Student for Nonpayment

Financial Aid

Student Services

  • Academic Resources
  • Student Life
  • Technology
  • Academic Support
  • Other Services
  • Policies

Computer Guidelines Virginia Community College System

Academic Regulations

Credits and Academic Load (PDF)

Placement Testing

Retest Policy (PDF)

SDV – Orientation (PDF)

Repeating a Course (PDF)

Academic Renewal Policy (PDF)

Attendance (Policy in development)

Course Prerequisites (PDF)

Student Grievance Policy (PDF)

Student Conduct Policy (PDF)

Grading Policy (PDF)

  • Grading Policy
  • No Show Policy
  • Withdrawal Policy
  • Incomplete Grade Policy
  • Audit Policy

Final Examinations (PDF)

View Final Grades

Academic Honors (PDF)

Academic Standing (PDF)

Transfer Information

Course Delivery Options

eLIT (Distance Learning)

Weekend College

Honors Institute

Programs of Study and Graduation Requirements

Degrees and Certificates

Graduation Requirements (PDF)

Course Substitutions (PDF)

General Education Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Tables 5-1A, 5-1B and 5-2 (PDF)

  • Table 5-1A VCCS Degree Requirements
  • Table 5-1B Minimum Requirements for Associate Degrees in the VCCS
  • Table 5-2 Minimum Requirements for Diplomas, Certificates, and Career Studies Certificates

Approved Lists of Transfer Courses (PDF)

Academic Programs

Associate of Arts (AA) Degrees

Associate of Science (AS) Degrees

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees


Career Studies Certificates

Description of Courses (PDF)

Board and Committee Memberships

State Board for Community Colleges

Local Advisory Board

Virginia Western Educational Foundation, Inc

Curriculum Advisory Committees

Faculty and Staff Directory


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Archived Catalog

2013-14 College Catalog (PDF)

College Catalogs from previous years are available through the Admissions Office located in Chapman Hall.

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