Southside Virginia Community College, located in Alberta, Virginia, was founded in 1970 and is one of the 23 schools that comprise the Virginia Community College System. The school serves 10 counties through campuses in Alberta and Keysville. The school also operates the Southside Virginia Education Center, which provides additional education services to residents. The school serves over 8000 students annually and operates on the semester system which is typically 15 weeks long. The school is open to all individuals, and is dedicated to providing the best education possible through a qualified staff and engaging programs, which are reviewed regularly to ensure they meet current standards and student needs.
Southside Virginia Community College offers a variety of programs designed to facilitate academic transfer or provide in depth career training. Academic transfer is achieved through the completion of the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying for transfer to a college or university to finish the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Students applying to Virginia public institutions will have ease of transfer through agreements that guarantee admission if certain academic prerequisites are met. Transfer to out of state or private schools will require the student to requirements of the individual school to be considered for admission, and as a result should consult a counselor and research his or her desired schools prior to applying.
Career training programs prepare students for a career in a chosen area of study. Enrolled students will be able to enter the workforce as professionals upon completion of their program, having been through the necessary courses, which include study in theory, practice, application and methodology. Practical experience is gained through controlled and supervised settings that allow for error and growth. A program takes between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or degree which assists graduates in seeking employment at the entry level.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Individuals interested in enrollment at Southside Virginia Community College may do so through the school's open enrollment policy which only requires the applicant to be 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or GED. Those who meet the minimum requirements need to submit a completed application and pay all fees prior to the start of classes in order to be enroll. Student are also asked to supply previous transcripts and standardized test scores if possible or available, the information from which may be used to substitute the required placement exam. A visit to a counselor and participation in new student orientation are also encouraged.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the financial aid office to construct a aid plan that is based on the student's need and aid program eligibility. Aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,800. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $4,000-$4,800
- Out-of-State: $9,300-$11,180
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $130-$160 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $310-$370 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||94%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||94%||$4,459|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Southside Virginia Community College may offer services to students including:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for Southside Virginia Community College, versus those community colleges in Virginia, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.
|Southside Virginia Community College||Brunswick County||Virginia|
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Southside Virginia Community College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Southside Virginia Community College.
- Halifax Community College in Weldon, NC (33 miles away)
- Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary in Petersburg, VA (36 miles away)
- John Tyler Community College in Chester, VA (45 miles away)
- Paul D Camp Community College in Franklin, VA (55 miles away)
- J Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, VA (60 miles away)