Patrick Henry Community College
Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) is a community college located at 645 Patriot Avenue in unincorporated Henry County, Virginia, United States, north of the City of Martinsville.
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 15 associate degree programs with an additional 16 specializations available within those degree options; 12 certificate programs and 40 career studies certificate programs. The college also delivers a variety of nontraditional programs such as customized workforce development training, industry-recognized certifications, developmental and transitional programs, and courses for personal enrichment. By responding rapidly and effectively to meet community needs and through continuous growth, PHCC seeks to fulfill the purposes assigned to it by the 1966 General Assembly that established the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).
Patrick Henry Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution committed to student success, lifelong learning, and enrichment of the quality of life in the region it serves
137 acres (0.55ï¿½km2)