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Program Details

Central Virginia Community College located in Lynchburg, Virginia is a two-year educational institution established to grant students Associate degrees and certificate in many areas of study. To meet the growing need of distance education degrees, CVCC has created two Associate programs of study, offered completely online, for students continuing their education while fulfilling current career and family obligations. The CVCC system serves the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell, with learning centers also located in Altavista, Amherst, Appomattox and Bedford.

The Associate of Arts and Science degree program from CVCC with a general studies focus, gives students the opportunity to earn a flexible degree. The program’s curriculum draws from a broad interdisciplinary set of courses, each designed to satisfy the minimum requirements needed for entry into a four-year college or university. Students who wish to continue their education by earning a Bachelor’s degree can use the Associate degree as the foundation and necessary courses as they pursue higher education. Students should be proactive when choosing Associate level elective courses, as to best fit the continuing courses of study at a four-year college or university. CVCC also offers an online Associate degree program with a focus on business administration.

Students committing to the online delivery format will use a combination of minimal campus visits, computers, web-sites and virtual classrooms to communicate with professors and fellow classmates. The Associate of Arts and Science degree is comprised of 61 credit hours covering key concepts of study such as History, English, Natural and Social Sciences, the Arts and Humanities and Mathematics. The core courses are supplemented with the student’s choice of electives to best tailor an education for current or future personal and professional aspirations. Upon satisfactory completion of the required credit hours and courses, graduates will be awarded the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in General Studies.


Prospective students are eligible for admission to CVCC if the following minimum requirements have been met:

  • A high school graduate or GED recipient.
  • A non-high school graduate 18 years of age or older and able to benefit from a program at CVCC.
  • A transfer student from an accredited college or university.
  • A current high school junior or senior who is 16 or older and who has parental permission and a permission letter from the high school.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Central Virginia Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.


For tuition purposes, students must indicate their residency status when applying for admission. All applicants are required to complete Part B of the admissions application to determine eligibility for in-state tuition.

A Virginia resident is a person who has been domiciled in, and is a legal resident of the Commonwealth for a period of at least one year prior to the beginning of the term or semester for which enrollment is planned.