Wytheville Community College dates back to 1963 and continues to offer residents of local Virginia counties the opportunity to earn a college degree, improve skills for the workplace or just learn something new. Located in the small town of Wytheville, WCC is part of the Virginia State system.
The two-year degrees being offered at Wytheville Community College are the Associate of the Arts, the Associate of Science and the Associate in Applied Science. AA degrees are available in General Studies and the Liberal Arts. AS degrees offered at WCC include Business Administration, Education and Science (Specialization in Engineering). Associate degrees may be taken to a 4-year institution afterwards, where a bachelor degree can be obtained.
Associate of Applied Science degrees include Early Child Development, Administrative Support Technology, Information Systems Technology, Management, Police Science, Nursing, Machine Technology, EMT Service and Respiratory Care.
Diplomas offered at WCC include Carpentry, Plumbing, HVAC Tech and Electrical Science. Certificates in Practical Nursing, Law Enforcement, Corrections and Machine Tool Operation are also offered. Developmental Courses, Cooperative Education and Workforce Development are some other options for local students.
Wytheville Community College receives accreditation from the Southern Association of College and Schools’ Commission on Colleges. Further accreditation is provided by the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission for the Nursing Program and the Virginia State Board of Nursing for the Practical Nursing Program. For a full list of accrediting bodies, see the school website.
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Admissions criteria at Wytheville Community College are standard for Virginia state public institutions. High school graduates and GED recipients are eligible for enrollment, as well as other students who are deemed fit to study, even if they do not meet these requirements. Transfer students must submit all transcripts in order to be accepted. High school students may also attend classes in a dual enrollment scenario. Home schooled students must submit paperwork which demonstrates they have had an adequate educational background. International students may also be eligible if they provide all the necessary documentation.
Course of study in healthcare professions may have additional requirements for applicants, which are explained on the school’s website. Priority in admissions is given to students who live in the counties covered by Wytheville Community College’s district. All students are encouraged to apply online.
To determine which financial aid programs a student will have access to, it is necessary to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Filling out the forms online is the best way to handle this procedure. Students should include Wytheville Community College’s code 003761. Summer priority deadlines for the application are April 1 for summer terms and May 1 for the fall term. Applicants will receive a Student Aid Report which may require verification by the WCC Financial Aid Office.
Scholarships and grants may be awarded to students, either on the basis of need or academic achievement. Deadlines will vary for different awards. Also available are student loans with favorable interest rates and PLUS loans for the parents of a student enrolled at WCC.
Besides the opportunity to support WCC teams on the field and court, students can participate in a number of extracurricular activities. The Student Government Association is made of senators from each class who can take part in the administration of student functions. Programs of study also have organizations for students to exchange ideas and get to know one another out of class. The Association of Computing Machinery Club, the Dental Hygiene Club, the Regional Physical Therapist Assistant Club and the Medical Laboratory Technician Club are a few examples. The student newspaper and WCC Writer’s Guild are two different ways for writers to get involved. Greek organizations include Phi Theta Kappa and Phi Theta Lambda. Other clubs available to students are Minority Awareness, Police Science, the WCC Collegiate Players and the Forensics Club. Students hoping to form a new club may apply to the Student Services office.
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The Wytheville Wildcats compete on the intercollegiate level for interested scholar athletes. Men’s sports include basketball and baseball. The basketball team has been successful for many years and is perennially a threat in the VCCS State Tournament. The WCC baseball team is coached by Kris Ratliff. Female athletes at Wytheville CC can join the volleyball team.
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