University description (as per official university website)
Patrick Henry Community College is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia. Patrick Henry was founded in 1962 as a two-year branch of the University of Virginia's School of General Studies, and became an autonomous two-year college of the university two years later. The college enrolled its first students in the old Northside Elementary School in Martinsville and moved to its present campus in the fall of 1969 with the completion of the administration building. The Learning Resource Center (LRC) was completed in the spring of 1971, and the college became part of the Virginia Community College System on July 1, 1971. Serving Martinsville, Henry County, Patrick County, and the southern portion of Franklin County, PHCC is a comprehensive open-door institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.
Patrick Henry offers 30 associates degree programs, 11 certificate programs and 50 career studies certificate programs. The college also delivers a variety of nontraditional programs such as customized workforce development training, industrial certifications, literacy/ESL classes, developmental and personal enrichment courses, and GED. Patrick Henry hosts the Piedmont Governor's School, Virginia's Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Old Dominion University's TeleTechNet, which offers undergraduate and graduate programs through distance learning.
Financial Assistance: available to eligible students who need additional resources to meet college costs. Patrick Henry Community College strives to assist students in off-setting these costs through grant funds. Grant funds are awarded to students based on financial need.
Scholarships are financial awards to students on the basis of grades, community service or other requirements set forth by individual scholarship donors. Gifts from individuals and local community organizations have made the following scholarships possible. They are available to all qualified students enrolled at PHCC.