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Local Community Colleges in Virginia

Offers a list of all two-year community colleges and technical schools within Virginia, including brief introduction and official website address.
  • Topschoolsintheusa.com: Intended to pursue an associate degree in the state of Virginia? Here is a full list of both public and private community colleges within Virginia.

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach is the most populous city in the state of Virginia in the United States with 450 138 residents (U.S. Census, 2018) and is part of Virginia Beach- Norfolk - Newpor t News (metropolitan area) forming a larger city region with around 1.7 million residents. The city is a so-called independent city by not belonging to a county.

The city is located in the southeast corner of Virginia, at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in the Atlantic Ocean. Virginia Beach has some of the world's longest sandy beaches and is primarily a resort town with a large number of hotels, motels and restaurants along the seafront. A boardwalk opened in 1888 and is now 4.8 kilometers long with a large number of adjacent hotels and restaurants. Virginia Beach is known for seafood, including oysters, and is the town of friendship with Moss.

The first known use of the name Virginia Beach is from 1882.

Population

Whites make up 67.7 percent, African Americans 19.6 percent, Asians 6.1 percent and North American Indigenous people 0.4 percent of the population (2010). Virginia Beach has had steady and at times strong population growth.

Economics and culture

The main avenues of business in Virginia Beach are tourism and international trade. Agriculture (grain, vegetables and dairy products) is extensive, mainly in the southern part of the city. Many are employed at military bases, most at Naval Air Station Oceana (NAS Oceana). About 54 percent of the more than 170,000 Virginia Beach employees live in the city.

The city has two universities, 12 colleges and several academies including IT (information technology), law and art.

Among annual events, Neptune Festival and NAS Oceana Flight Shows. The Boardwalk Art Show, the American Music Festival, which ends with the Rock'n Roll Half Marathon, in August. Each September celebrates events in the center and on the beaches adjacent to Norway. Virginia Beach Amphitheater with popular shows and concerts opened in 1996, Virginia Beach Town Center for shopping and entertainment opened in 2003 and The Convention Center opened in 2005. The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts opened in 2007.

A large number of city parks include Mount Trashmore Park with two lakes, Red Wing Park, Great Neck Park and Pleasure House Point Nature Park. Naval Aviation Monument Park opened in 2006. The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center and the Military Aviation Museum attract many visitors. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art has varying exhibits.

The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge south of Virginia Beach is a brackish water lagoon between the Atlantic coast in the west and Back Bay in the east, created in 1938.

History

The Chesepian or Chesapeake people, an Algonkin people, were original residents of two villages, Apasus and Chesepioc, in the current Virginia Beach area. Adam Thoroughgood (1604–1641) was one of the first European settlers; His house is preserved. More settlers came and an increasing number of more plantations characterized each area. Cape Henry Lighthouse was built in 1791.

Following the opening of a rail line from Norfolk to the coast in 1883, The Virginia Beach Hotel operated near the small Seatack hamlet. At the Oceanfront, the Norwegian Lady Statue commemorates the lives lost when the Norwegian bark 'Dictator' collapsed in 1891 and the efforts of the local community when 8 of the 17 aboard were saved. A similar statue stands in Moss. The completion of Virginia Beach Boulevard from Norfolk to the coast in 1922 opened the area for bus and car traffic.

After World War II, Virginia Beach became an important base in the United States coastal defense system. The Alan B. Shepard Civic Center ("The Dome") Concert Hall opened in 1958. In 1963, Virginia Beach and Princess Anne County were merged into the City of Virginia Beach. A mass shooting on May 29, 2019 killed 12 people and injured four.

Richmond, Virginia

Richmond is the capital of the state of Virginia in the United States. The city is centrally located on the James River 158 miles south of Washington DC and has 227,032 residents (2017). In the metropolitan area, there are 1,263,617 residents (2017).

Richmond was the capital of the Confederate States (southern states) during the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865. The climate is humid subtropical with hot and humid summers and moderately cold winters. Several other cities in the United States share the name Richmond, including California, Indiana and Kentucky.

Business and culture

Richmond is located at the end point of the James River shipping. It is an important center for communication, finance and trade in tobacco, wood processing, paper, textile and pharmaceutical industries. Printing and publishing is of great importance.

There are several universities, including The University of Richmond, Virginia Union University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Among museums are the Confederate White House, Robert E. Lee House, Edgar Edgar Allan Poe Museum and The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Capitol building on a hill was designed by Thomas Jefferson and erected 1785-1789. Outside the city is Richmond National Battlefield Park in memory of events during the Civil War.

History

Richmond was founded as a trading station in 1637 and in 1644 Fort Charles was built. It was built in 1737 and replaced in 1779 Williamsburg as the state capital. During the American Revolution, Richmond was plundered by the British in 1781.

As the capital of the southern states from 1861 to 1865, Richmond was the seat of the government of the southern states. In the vicinity of the city, several extensive battles were fought during the Civil War. At the Big Seven Days' Battles, June 25 – 1. July 1862, the Union Army overcame the Confederate troops. The Union Army under General Ulysses Simpson Grant captured Richmond on April 3, 1865, and much of the city was destroyed. It was quickly rebuilt after the civil war, partly because of the large tobacco industry.

In 1963-1965, more than 700 buildings were erected in the center during a boom in construction.

Blue Ridge Community College
Weyers Cave school offers diplomas, certificates and associate degrees in occupational and university-transfer programs. Includes maps.

Blue Ridge Community College

http://www.br.cc.va.us/

Central Virginia Community College
School located in Lynchburg features registration information, a schedule of classes, a list of programs available and a bulletin.

Central Virginia Community College

http://www.cv.cc.va.us/

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Two-year public school in Clifton Forge serves Allegheny, Bath, Botetourt and Rockbridge counties. Find information for prospective students.
http://164.106.42.100/

Danville Community College
Peruse the class schedule, visit the academic departments and bookstore, get alumni information or read a message from the president.
http://www.dc.cc.va.us/

Eastern Shore Community College
Melfa-based school offers associate degrees and certificates in a number of subjects. Features sections for prospective and current students.
http://www.es.cc.va.us/

Germanna Community College
Locations in Locust Grove and Fredericksburg. Includes student, academic, employment and community information.
http://www.gc.cc.va.us/

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Posts academic information, and lists campus locations and divisions. Includes a college catalog and calendar.
http://www.jsr.cc.va.us/

John Tyler Community College
School in the Richmond/Tri-Cities metropolitan area offers faculty and staff homepages, course descriptions, transfer info and campus maps.
http://www.jt.cc.va.us/

Lord Fairfax Community College
Nonresidential, two-year, public college has campuses in Middletown and Warrenton. Find a class schedule and application information.
http://www.lf.cc.va.us/

Mountain Empire Community College
Big Stone Gap school serves residents of Lee, Scott, Wise and Dickenson counties, as well as the city of Norton. Includes a class schedule.
http://www.me.cc.va.us/

New River Community College
View a campus map and get directions to this Dublin campus, check the class schedule, contact a faculty or staff member, or look for a job.
http://www.nr.cc.va.us/

Northern Va. Community College - Historic Preservation
Located in Loudoun, Virginia, this community college offers a certification program in historic preservation. Access a course planner and links.
http://www.nv.cc.va.us/loudoun/preserve
Northern Virginia Community Col. - Early Childhood Ed.

College offers a certificate and an associate degree in early-childhood education. Follow links for course lists and admissions requirements.
http://www.nv.cc.va.us/home/eumiller/

Northern Virginia Community College
Located in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas and Woodbridge. Visit each campus's homepage, read about student services or see a schedule.
http://www.nv.cc.va.us/

Patrick Henry Community College
Two-year college in Martinsville furnishes admissions and financial-aid information. Learn about its programs, goals and student services.
http://www.ph.cc.va.us/

Paul D. Camp Community College
Answers questions about the faculty, the classes offered and potential careers for graduates. Includes a search facility.
http://www.pc.cc.va.us/

Piedmont Virginia Community College
Nonresidential two-year college serves Charlottesville and the surrounding counties. Check out the Center for Training and Workforce Development.
http://www.pvcc.cc.va.us/

Rappahannock Community College
Has campuses in Glens and Warsaw. Check the schedule, get admissions and financial-aid information, or check out distance-learning opportunities.
http://www.rcc.cc.va.us/public/default.htm

Richard Bland College
Two-year public college is a campus of The College of William and Mary and is located south of Richmond, Virginia. Learn about courses of study.
http://www.rbc.edu/

Southside Virginia Community College
Small college offers both technical and transfer programs to the residents of rural Southside Virginia. Look into enrolling in the cybercourses.
http://www.sv.cc.va.us/

Southwest Virginia Community College
Search for a staff or student email address, view the catalog, or get an application. Serves Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties.
http://www.sw.cc.va.us/

Stratford College
Institution offers degrees and certification in areas like computer networking, culinary arts, and business. With two campuses in the DC area.
http://www.stratford.edu/

Thomas Nelson Community College
Look into the distance-learning and telecourses offered at this Hampton school, take a look at the class schedule or apply for admission.
http://www.tncc.cc.va.us/

Tidewater Community College
College with multiple campuses provides admissions and registration information, a FAQ, a video bulletin board and a list of programs by campus.
http://www.tc.cc.va.us/

Virginia Community College System
Official governing body of the community colleges in this state describes its services and provides a directory of campuses.
http://www.so.cc.va.us/

Virginia Highlands Community College
Abingdon school introduces its departments, faculty and staff. Look into admissions, financial aid and distance learning.
http://www.vh.cc.va.us/

Virginia Western Community College
Serves Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke County, Craig County, southern Botetourt County and northern Franklin County. Includes admissions information.
http://www.vw.cc.va.us/

Wytheville Community College
Two-year, comprehensive community college offers a schedule of classes, a map of communities served, a daily bulletin and an application.
http://www.wc.cc.va.us/



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