J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Virginia, was founded in 1972 as a result of the General Assembly of Virginia collaborating to form a system of community colleges across the state. J. Sargeant Reynolds, the Lieutenant Governor, led the way in the establishment of this system and became the namesake of the school. The college originally opened its doors in a temporary location, but today it sprawls across three campuses, five sites off-campus, and online through its distance learning program.
The college offers occupational and technical associate degrees, occupational and technical certificates, two-year college transfer credit programs, and career studies certificates which can be completed in less than a year of full-time classes. Graduates of J. Sargeant Reynolds typically transfer to four-year universities and colleges or launch full-time careers, while non-credit students develop skills to increase their marketability through day, evening, weekend, or online classes.