DANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT A GLANCE

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DANVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Danville Community College is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. It is a two-year public institution of higher education serving the residents of the City of Danville and the counties of Pittsylvania and Halifax.

The College is governed by policies set by the State Board for Community Colleges with support and advice from the Danville Community College Board. Primary funding for the College is provided by the state, supplemented by contributions from two counties and one city and by student tuition.

 

About the Community

Danville Community College is located in south-central Virginia along the North Carolina border, within a day's drive of some of the nation’s largest cities. Pittsylvania County and Halifax County are the two largest counties in the Commonwealth of Virginia and as such offer a diversity of entertainment, culture, history and the arts. The region boasts historical landmarks, recreational opportunities and beautiful rolling countryside.  Places Rated Almanac magazine ranked the City of Danville the 61st most affordable place to live in the United States, with the 11th lowest housing costs and the 27th lowest crime rate, out of 351 metropolitan areas. The area hosts the Danville Braves baseball club of the Appalachian League and a Riverwalk District. Neighboring attractions include the Virginia International Raceway and the Martinsville Speedway.

Click here for more information about Danville, VA   http://www.danville-va.gov/index.aspx?nid=1323

 

Accreditation

Danville Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033, telephone 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Danville Community College. (Note: The commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.) The associate degree curricula of Danville Community College have been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.


Mission, vision, values

Danville Community College promotes and maintains educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, ethnicity, religion, gender, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), disability, national origin, or other non-merit factors. Danville Community College prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence. Inquiries related to the college’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Danville Community College, 1008 S. Main St., Danville, VA 24541, 434.797-8458; toll free: 800.560.4291, ext. 8458, or 434.688.0136 (vp).

Danville 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 the common bonds of humanity which cross the boundaries of cultural difference. 

The College has an open admissions policy.  You can enroll if you have a high school diploma or the equivalent, or have reached the age of 18. In order to help you succeed, you may, however, be required to participate in developmental studies before beginning course work in the particular field of study you have chosen.

 

LOCATIONS, MAPS AND DIRECTIONS

 

  • Danville Community College Main campus: 1008 South Main Street (Route 86), Danville, VA 24541

  • The Regional Center for Advanced Technology and Training (RCATT): 121 Slayton Avenue, Danville, VA 24541

  • Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC): 820 Bruce Street, South Boston VA 24592

  • Riddle Center: 207-B Coffey Street, Gretna, VA 24557

Campus/ Area Maps


History Of Danville Community College

Danville Community College developed from two institutions, Danville Technical Institute and the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute opened in 1936 as Danville Textile School, becoming Danville Technical Institute just after World War II. The Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute first began as an engineering division in 1946, and was later expanded to include the first two years of course work for all engineering, business administration, liberal arts, and science majors. 

Beginning in the summer of 1966, all programs taught by Danville Technical Institute were brought under the Virginia Department of Community Colleges. Effective July 1, 1968, the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute merged with the existing community college providing the comprehensive programs now offered. 

 

1008 South Main St., Danville, VA 24541  |  434.797.2222  |  434.688.0136 (vp)  |  FAX: 434.797.8514  |  Toll-Free: 1.800.560.4291
Danville Community College promotes and maintains educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, ethnicity, religion, gender, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), disability, national origin, or other non-merit factors. Danville Community College prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence..