G3: Get Skilled, Get a Job, Get Ahead

Begin Your Journey to an In-Demand Career


The G3 Program is Designed to Change Lives

On July 1, 2021, Danville Community College is launching a training and education program for students with a family income of less than $100,000 to help prepare them for good careers and open jobs in Virginia.

The designated programs fall into five targeted career areas that are in high demand in Virginia:

Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Skilled Trades, Early Childhood Education, and Public Safety.

The programs are designed to be “stackable,” meaning that each program starts with skills training that leads to a certificate with immediate value in the labor market. Because the certificate is part of an associate degree, a working student can continue to “stack” additional certificates on the pathway to an associate degree.

The financial assistance for this program is “last dollar,” which covers off any remaining tuition or fees after other grants and scholarships are spent.

How to Enroll in a G3 Program

  1. Select your career path (view program list below).
  2. Apply to Danville Community College.
  3. Fill out the FAFSA or FANTIC application.
  4. Contact an advisor to plan classes.
  5. Confirm your financial aid with the Financial Aid office.
  6. Enroll in your first classes.

Students must maintain a schedule of least six credit hours (usually two classes), hold a GPA of 2.0 or higher and show progress to earning an associate degree in three years to maintain eligibility. Requirements listed below.

While the program doesn’t start until July 1, by signing up early we can help start the process and save your spot.

  • Qualifying Programs
    Associate of Applied Science

    Health Science-Prac. Nrsg.Spec    
    Admin Support Technology- Medical Office Administration Specialization
    Admin Support Technology- General Office Specialization
    Admin Support Technology- Medical Office Coding Specialization
    IST-Software Development Spec.    
    IST Network Engineer    
    IST - Gaming & Mobile App Des.
    IST Network Engineer- Cyber & Network Security Specialization
    Adj-Law Enforcement     
    Early Childhood Education    
    Industrial Tech. - Mechanical   
    Tech. Studies-Integrated Mach.    
    Applied Engineering Technology    


    Office Information Processing
    Cyber Security   
    Cybercrime Investigation   
    Law Enforcement   
    Air Cond. & Refrig. Servicing
    Industrical Electronic Principles
    Industrial Electrical Princ.  
    Maintenance Mechanics   
    Welding Technology   

    Career Studies Certificate

    Basic Dental Assisting  
    Medical Coding   
    Advanced Nurse Aide  
    Nurse Aide Extended Care 
    Pharmacy Technician   
    Medical Office Studies  
    Office Information Processing
    Software Development   
    Info. Systems Technician  
    Mobile Applications Developmen  
    Information Systems Management  
    Website Design   
    Website Programming   
    Foundations of Crim Justice
    Early Childhood Development  
    Drafting and Surveying  
    Information Systems Technology Network Engineer
    Cybersec/Networking Foundation
    Networking With CISCO/CCNA  
    CNC Flow Cell Machining 
    Machining Skills   
    Dimensional Inspection   
    AC & Refrig Fundamentals 
    Auto Repair Funda.(Restricted)
    Electrical Concepts
    Electronic Concepts
    BTT-Electrical*Spec. Pop. Only  
    Welding (CSC)   
    Basic Welding   


    Welding (DIP)   
    Computer Aided Drafting & Des.
    Air Conditioning & Refrigerati 
    Auto Analysis & Repair 
    Electrical/Electronics EngTech   
    Precision Machining Technology  


    Certified Nurse Aide
    Emergency Medical Technician 
    Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate
    CISCO Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
    CISCO Certified Network Associate
    CISCO Certified Network Professional
    CompTIA A+
    CompTIA Network+
    CompTIA Server+
    Microsoft MTA Networking Fundamentals
    Microsoft MTA Server Administration Fundamentals
    Backflow Prevention Device Certification
    Electrical - Level 1
    Electrical - Level 2
    Electrical - Level 3
    Electrical - Level 4
    Electrical Journeyman
    Electrical Tradesman License Renewal
    HVAC Tradesman License Renewal
    Plumbing Tradesman License Renewal
    Certified Production Technician
    Certified Welder
    Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
    Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
    Level I CNC Milling: Operations
    Level I CNC Milling: Programming Setup & Operations
    Level I CNC Turning: Operations
    Level I CNC Turning: Programming Setup & Operations
    Level II CNC Milling Skills II
    Level II CNC Turning Skills II
    Manufacturing Specialist (MS)
    Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1) 
    Measurement, Materials, and Safety
    Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program Level 1

  • Requirements
    Who is eligible for the G3 Program?

    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 (roughly an income of $100,000 for a family of four),
    • Is enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours at Danville Community College,
    • Is enrolled in a designated G3 program, and
    • Has applied for federal and/or state financial aid programs.