Beginning for the Fall 2014 semester, Virginia Western Community College announces it will provide career-focused Regional Learning Institutes for area high school and home schooled students. The institutes will be taught on campus by Virginia Western faculty and give high school-level students the opportunity to take specialized classes for college credit.
“These institutes are a way in which students can finish high school and already have all or most of the academic requirements for a Career Studies Certificate,” said Dr. Elizabeth Wilmer, Virginia Western’s Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. “They will give students an opportunity to acquire the skills they need to join the IT, CNA and building trades workforce directly from high school, or take core classes in health professions programs that are needed for those degrees.”
Programs will be offered in:
- Health Sciences – Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Pre-Health Curriculum
- Information Technology (IT): Desktop Support Technician
- Maintenance Technology
Enrollment is limited and school districts or home-schooled students must indicate their intent to enroll by April 1. Classes will meet daily from 8-10:45 a.m., and students or school divisions must provide their own transportation. Tuition charges will be the equivalent of the college’s Fall 2014 tuition rates, calculated on a per-credit hour basis for each program. Students must pass the Virginia Placement Test and enroll at Virginia Western in order to take classes.
For more information, contact the Office of Dual Enrollment at 540-857-7235.