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Academic Advising

Selecting/Changing Your Program of Study

Virginia Western offers a variety of programs and certificates to meet students' needs.

Career Studies Program - A course of study in a specific occupational area that consists of less than 30 credit hours. In general, these programs of study prepare students for a very specific occupation and do not prepare students for transfer to a four year institution.

Certificate Program - A course of study in a specific occupational area that consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours. In general, these programs of study prepare students for a specific occupation and do not prepare students for transfer to a four year institution.

Associate of Applied Science - A course of study in an occupational area that consists of a minimum of 60 credit hours. In general, these programs of study prepare students for the work world. Some of these programs are transferable to a four year institution, but the objective is to prepare students for a specific career.

Associate of Science/Associate of Art - A course of study in a subject area that consists of a minimum of 60 credit hours. In general, these programs of study prepare students to transfer to a four year institution and complete a four year degree. These degrees are not designed to prepare students to immediately enter the workforce.

  • Undecided about your long term goal? Visit theĀ Hall Associates Career Center.
  • Unsure of which program of study best matches your long term goal? Visit a Program Advisor or your Faculty Advisor.

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Phone: 855-874-6690
Fax: 540-857-6156

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