Lord Fairfax Community College is a three-campus public institution established in 1970, serving the Shenandoah and Piedmont regions of Northern Virginia. A total of eight counties are served by LFCC on campuses at Fauquier and Middletown, as well as the Luray-Page County Center. Besides offering associate degrees in many different subjects, LFCC also offers certificates and workforce preparation programs. More than 7500 students enroll in credit courses every year.
Lord Fairfax CC receives its accreditation to award associate degrees from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges (404-679-4500). In addition, LFCC belongs to the American Association of Community Colleges.
With over 75 associate degree programs and certificates available, students have a wide range of options on which to build an education at LFCC. For students who wish to start working immediately upon completion of a two-year program, they can pursue an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Degrees are awarded in Administrative support Technology; Business, with options in Accounting and Management; Engineering, Construction and Industrial, with General Engineering and Civil Engineering as a focus; Information System Technology, with specializations in Database and Software Development, Network Engineering or Web Applications Development; and Nursing.
Additionally, students who wish to begin a 4-year degree program to be completed at a baccalaureate institution can get a start at LFCC. Associate of Arts and Sciences Degrees in Business Administration, Education, General Studies, Science and Liberal Arts (with specializations in Communication, Fine Arts and Philosophy/Religion).
Dozens of certificate programs are also offered at LFCC, in specializations as varied as Office Systems Assistant, HVAC Technology, Real Estate Sales and Nursing Assistant. The Distance Learning program allows students to take classes off-campus and manage their own schedule.