One of the oldest two-year colleges in the state of Virginia, Patrick Henry Community College was founded in the 1960s as part of the University of Virginia’s School of General Studies. A couple of years later, the college broke off on its own and became an independent college. Patrick Henry Community College has been accredited for years, and offers students a number of programs that prepare them either for continuing on to study at a four-year college or for entering the contemporary workforce.
With just under 5,000 students enrolled at a time, Patrick Henry Community College is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking for a slightly more personalized academic experience. Class sizes are reasonably small, and over 30 associate’s degrees are offered, as well as 50 career studies certificate programs and 11 certificate programs.
The top three degree programs at Patrick Henry Community College are Administration of Justice, Nursing, and General Studies. In addition to typical college course in the liberal arts, the school is dedicated to providing extensive workforce development training, with a focus on preparing students for current conditions, including the latest technology in a number of different fields. The school offers industrial certificates and a number of trade-based certifications, too.