About PVCC

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia - principally residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).

The scenic PVCC campus is located in Albemarle County, Virginia. Classes are also offered at the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center in Stanardsville (Greene County), the PVCC Jefferson School Center in downtown Charlottesville and at high school sites across the region.

PVCC's impact on Central Virginia has been immense since our establishment in 1972:

  • An estimated 213,000 students have taken credit and noncredit classes at PVCC.
  • PVCC has awarded over 15,500 associate degrees and certificates.
  • Each year, more than 500 students transfer from PVCC to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree. To date, more than 2,400 students have transferred to the University of Virginia.
  • More than 1,700 of our nursing students have become registered nurses with most working all or part of their career in our service region.
  • Businesses throughout Central Virginia also rely on our graduates to provide a skilled workforce.
  • PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach his or her potential and excellence in our programs and services.

Piedmont Virginia Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Piedmont Virginia Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Piedmont Virginia Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Piedmont Virginia Community College values the multicultural diversity of its students, faculty and staff. We are committed to creating and nurturing a campus environment which both welcomes and empowers all individuals. We recognize cultural differences of background, experience and national origin and we seek to promote a genuine understanding of an appreciation for these differences. We seek as well to recognize and promote the common bonds of humanity which cross the boundaries of cultural difference.