Central Virginia Community College

3506 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA 24502-2498

School Details

Students at Central Virginia Community College can earn an Associate in Arts and Sciences degree in General Studies or Business Administration completely online.


Online degree programs provide a means for students to complete their associate’s degree with the intent to transfer into a four-year program. In addition, online classes are offered in more than 6,000 credit and non-credit courses. Elearning includes courses hosted through Blackboard Collaborate, web-based courses, and hybrid classes. Blackboard Collaborate features synchronous sessions, whereby students login at a set time and day, and participate in virtual class sessions. Asynchronous web-based courses are hosted on Blackboard but do not require set meeting times. Hybrid courses combine face-to-face meetings with supplemental online assignments.

For-credit distance education reflects classroom content much like that of on-campus counterparts. Students receive a syllabus, and follow a calendar of assignments and exams. In some cases, tests may need to be proctored, and some courses do require students to participate in an on-campus orientation session. Students also have access to college services, including online tutoring, career counseling, student success coaches, technical support, and library resources. Students can also participate in virtual student social activities.


Established in 1966 as a part of the Virginia Community College system, Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) is a two-year public institution of higher education, located in the city of Lynchburg, Virginia. In addition to the main campus in Lynchburg, CVCC operates off-site centers in Amherst, Appomattox, and Bedford. 

The schools is approved to award associate’s degrees, diplomas, and certificates, and organizes academic programs into three divisions:

  • Business and Allied Health
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science, Math and Engineering

Along with degree programs, the Workforce Solutions and Community Education Center provides opportunities for community adults, small business owners, and job seekers. High school students can enroll in CVCC’s Dual Enrollment program in order to earn college credits. Central Virginia Community College maintains an open admissions policy and admits students who meet the following requirements:

  • A high school graduate or equivalent
  • A non-high school graduate 18 years of age or older 
  • Transfer students from accredited colleges or universities
  • Current high school juniors or seniors ages 16 years or older with parental permission and school permission

Students will need to complete an electronic Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), with the Title IV school code: 004988. Types of available federal and state aid include: the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, COMA Grant for Virginia residents, VGAP Grant (Virginia residents), Part-time Tuition Assistance Program (PTAP), federal loans, and Federal Work Study. Students may also be eligible for CVCC Educational Foundation scholarships. Moreover, CVCC is designated as a “Military Friendly School,” and provides benefits for qualifying veterans and military service members.


Central Virginia Community College is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Public, 2-year
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Associate's degree
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  • Percent Admitted:
    Open Admissions
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