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Patrick Henry Community College is a two-year, public institution located in Martinsville, Virginia, and serves Martinsville, Henry County, Patrick County, and the southern portion of Franklin County. Patrick Henry was founded in 1962 as a two-year branch of the University of Virginia's School of General Studies, and became an autonomous two-year college of the university two years later. The college enrolled its first students in the old Northside Elementary School in Martinsville and moved to its present campus in the fall of 1969 with the completion of the administration building. Patrick Henry Community College’s mission is "to provide students with a strong education through its core values: commitment to student success, lifelong learning, and enrichment of the quality of life in the region it serves."
Students can complete a variety of programs leading to associate degrees or certificates. In addition to traditional, face to face classes, Patrick Henry Community College offers online, evening, and weekend classes for those with a busy schedule.
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