Virginia College is a for-profit college with campuses in 11 states, along with a comprehensive online program. The folks at Virginia College have provided career-based education for three decades, and know that, in this tight economy, it is important to be able to put newly earned skills to work. That is why they offer relevant, quality education, taught by instructors who have worked in the fields they teach, and who can bring the real-world to life in the classroom. Virginia College maintains strong relationships with private industry, to track the needs of employers, and to keep up with the skills needed in those jobs where the greatest growth is projected. In addition, Virginia College has formed strategic partnerships with 22 businesses, to provide prime internship and externship opportunities to students. The employers benefit from having a bank of trained employees they can draw from, as Virginia College strives to instill in its students the knowledge, professionalism and networking skills that employers respect and look for.
Despite its intense focus on employment, Virginia College does not skimp on its commitment to offer the best possible education to its students. Virginia College is accredited, and the College’s online programs are approved or registered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The online programs are also available in other states where no formal approval is required. Virginia College online offers degrees in many programs including accounting, business administration, human resources, information technology (IT), paralegal studies, criminal justice, health care and more. Specialty online programs include culinary and pastry arts and golf course management. Both specialty courses require that applicants have an associate degree in a similar program comparable to the ones offered by Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, or the Golf Academy of America.
The variety of programs and the ability to earn any degree from associate to bachelor to master—even certificates, allows students at any stage in their learning experience to advance to the next level. The flexibility of an online program enables students to attain a degree without having to take time off work. Virginia College prides itself on its personalized service and attention to students in all aspects of college life, including academics, technology, financial aid and student support.
Virginia College welcomes members of the military. As a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges consortium (SOC), Virginia College awards credit for military training and DANTES exams. To make multiple deployments easier, Virginia College allows transfer of up to 75% of the credits needed for a degree. All students benefit from Virginia College’s acceptance of CLEP and Advanced Placement exam results.
Through graduation and beyond, Virginia College Career Services Associates assist in the transfer from school to workplace by helping graduates find employment in the careers they want. They provide these services by:
- Reviewing resumes
- Assisting in interviewing techniques
- Providing counseling in making a career choice
- Providing help in career/job-market research
- Help with marketing of skills
- Generating job leads
Students at Virginia College can rest assured that their degrees are highly valued by today’s employers.