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G3: Get a skill. Get a job. Get ahead.

The G3 initiative is designed to change lives! With G3, PVCC offers a variety of programs that “stack” to in-G3 official logo demand degrees and prepare students for high-demand jobs. Through the program, eligible students pursuing jobs in high-demand fields can have tuition, fees and books fully covered.

Participants in G3: have access to the same first-rate education always available at PVCC; get a step closer to earning a degree or certificate; and get a jump on changing the game with a job or little or no cost.

 We understand that time and money are two major factors to consider when exploring training for a new career. The G3 option makes community college possible (for those who financially qualify) on a timeline that works for you.

Who is Eligible

Any Virginia resident who:

  • Qualifies for in-state tuition
  • Has a total household income of less than or equal to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (rough income of $100,000 for family of four/$50,000 for an individual)
  • Is enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours or in an eligible workforce training program
  • Is enrolled in a designated G3 program
  • Has applied for federal and/or state financial aid programs


PVCC offers a variety of in-demand program certificates, degrees and workforce training to prepare students for jobs in high-demand fields. G3 students can select from a list of approved programs in the following areas: Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Skilled Trades, Early Childhood Education, and Public Safety. Identify the career you want and get started today!

 Most programs have three levels that build on each other. After each level, you earn a certification that can lead to a job. This means you can take breaks between training without losing progress along the way to an associate degree.

PVCC G3 approved courses include:


Adult Echocardiography    
Nurse Aide
Clinical Medical Assistant
Computed Tomography (CT)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
EKG Technician
EMS - Advanced  
EMS - Paramedic  
Health Information Management  
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Medical Administrative Support Assistant
Medication Aide
Pharmacy Technician   
Phlebotomy Technician
Practical Nursing   
Surgical Technology   
Vascular Sonography

Information Technology

Computer & Network Support Technician
Fundamentals of Programming
Help Desk
Information Systems Technology
Information Systems Technology-Cloud Computing
Information Systems Technology-Cybersecurity
Information Systems Technology-Programming
Network Support
Programming Concepts
Web Technologies

Manufacturing and Skilled Trades

Apartment Maintenance Technician
Electronics Technician
Heavy Equipment Operator
Industrial Electronics Technology
Industrial Electronics Technology-Electronics Engineering
Industrial Electronics Technology-Mechanical Engineering
Manufacturing Technician
Mechanical Technician
Solar Technician
Small Engine Repair

Public Safety

Advanced Criminal Justice
Foundations of Criminal Justice   
Police Science

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Development-Infant/Toddler
Early Childhood Development-Preschool

Contact Us

To get started contact us at or 434.961.6581.


PVCC is partnered with the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Virginia Community College System, Virginia businesses and motivated Virginians, to help build a workforce to fill essential jobs in critical industries. Review the frequently asked questions to learn more about the G3 initiative.