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Associate of Arts & Sciences Degrees
General StudiesHuman Services SpecializationScience
Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Specializations
Visual Arts Specializations
Teacher Education Preparation Specializations
Associate of Applied Sciences Degrees
Administration of Justice
Administrative Support Technology
Entrepreneurship/Small Business Specialization
International Business Specialization Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Emergency Medical Services: Paramedic
General Engineering Technologies
Health Technology: Nursing
Industrial Electronics Technology
Information Systems TechnologyAccounting Information Systems Specialization
Game Design and Development Specialization
Internet Services Specialization
Automotive Technology Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Bookkeeping Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Clerical Studies Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Computer Aided Drafting Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Early Childhood Education Program Disclosure: 2011-12
General Business Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Health Sciences Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Industrial Welding Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Practical Nursing Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Therapeutic Massage Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Career Studies Certificates
Automotive Engines Technology Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Auto Body Technology Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Building Trades Technology Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Community Services Leadership
Computer Service Technician Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Culinary Arts Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Culinary and Hospitality Management Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Customer Support Specialist
Early Childhood Instruction Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
E-Commerce Management Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Graphic Communications Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Heating and Ventilation Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Horticulture Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Industrial Controls Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Industrial Maintenance Electronics Program Disclosure: 2011-12
International Business Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Internet Webmaster Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Management Assistant Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Manufacturing Technician Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Medical Transcription Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Microcomputer Literacy Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Motorsports Engines Technology Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Motorsports Fabrication/Setup Technology Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Motorsports Management Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Nurse Aide Training Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Office Assisting Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Pharmacy Technician Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Residential/Commercial/Industrial Electrician Program Disclosure: 2011-12
School-Age Child Care Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Small Business Management Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Supervision Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Theatre Arts Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Viticulture Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Welding Program Disclosure: 2011-12
Wellness Program Disclosure: 2011-12
December 2014 Associate Degree Nursing Graduates
Emergency Medical Services - Philpott Hall Room 126 Kari Whitney, EMS Coordinator (276)656-0328 Advising by Appointment.:
Nursing/Health Careers - Philpott Hall room 123 you can receive advising for Associate Degree Nursing, RN - BSN, Practical Nursing, Therapeutic Massage, Health Science Certificate (Pre-Allied Health Careers), Nurse Aide, & Pharmacy Technician. Please come to the nursing office to see Susan Selman, Health Career Advisor, (276-656-0282) or Amy Webster, Program Head for Nursing & Health Sciences (276-656-0248) for advising &/or registration for classes.
Nursing Application Periods
EXTENDED due to inclement weather!!
LPN application week is now February 23 - March 6, 2015.
RN application week is March 9 - 13, 2015.
- Applications are available on the door of the nursing office (Philpott 123) or from the link below under "Nursing & EMS Application Periods."
- All Nursing applications should be hand delivered to the nursing office (Philpott 123) during the posted application periods.
- Information about both nursing programs can be found under "Health Science Information Links."
- Information about pre-admission testing for both programs can be found under "Pre-Admission Testing Practice."
For RN-BSN Information at area colleges & universities ( RN-BSN links Sept 2014). This handout provides links to the RN-BSN webpages for each listed school.
ADVISING HOURS (Open advising hours do not require an appointment)
|Day||OPEN Advising Hours|
|Mon-Feb 23||9am - 4:30pm Practical Nursing Application Week Begins|
|Tues-Feb 24||9am - Noon; 1pm - 5pm|
|Wed-Feb 25||9am - 1:30pm|
|Thurs-Feb 26||Advising by Appointment|
Advising by Appointment with Mrs. Webster
*Last day to submit a Practical Nursing Application
|Mon-March 2||9am - Noon; 1pm - 5pm|
|Tues-March 3||9am - 1pm|
|Wed-March 4||Advising by Appointment with Mrs. Webster|
|Thurs-March 5||Advising by Appointment with Mrs. Webster|
|Fri-March 6||Advising by Appointment with Mrs. Webster|
|Mon-March 9||Advising by Appointment with Mrs. Webster|
**Therapeutic Massage begins a new cycle in Fall 2015. Come in now to be sure you have the pre-requisites to begin this program!
Patrick Henry Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300 Henrico, VA 23233; (404) 975--5000.
Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3342 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326
NURSING & EMS APPLICATION PERIODS
Admission to core nursing classes and the EMS-Paramedic is by application. Applications are accepted during the published application times ONLY. See below for more information.
- EMS/Paramedic - Application period ended May 31, 2014. Classes began in August 2014. For information about the application process or for questions about the application, please contact Kari Whitney, EMS Program Director Office: (276)656-0328 Fax: (276)656-0261
- RN - The next application period will be March 9 - 13, 2015 for the class that will begin in August 2015. The application can be downloaded HERE or copies will be available on the Nursing office door on Monday, March 2nd. Reminder: There is no waiting list - applicants who were not accepted during the last application period will need to re-apply if they are still interested.
- LPN - RN Transition The next application period for LPN's interested in applying to the RN program will be October 2015 for the class that will begin in January 2016. Interested LPN's need to have completed the pre-requisites for the RN program at the time of application & have the following general education courses completed prior to starting the program in January 2016: ENG 111, BIO 231, PSY 230, & SDV 108. Please contact the nursing office for more information.
- LPN: Main Campus - The next application period for admission to the Practical Nursing program on the main PHCC campus will be held February 23 - February 27, 2015. Applicants who meet the pre-requisites (see FAQ's for PN) & pass the pre-admission test will start classes in August 2015 & graduate in December 2016. The application can be downloaded here or copies are posted on the Nursing office door- Philpott hall room 123. REMINDER: Applications are accepted in the nursing office the week of February 23rd - February 27th ONLY. Applications are then processed & all applicants will recieve a response by letter as to their status to the address listed on the application. Qualified applicants who meet the pre-requisites will be notified about TEAS pre-admission testing dates which are tentatively scheduled for the last week in March.
It is very important for all students who are interested in a Nursing, EMS, or a Health Science Career to see one of our advisors for assistance in planning their academic course sequence each semester.
Prior to coming in for advising, please follow the steps listed below:
Apply to be a student @ PHCC - free and on-line* (*If not currently enrolled)
Take the College Placement Test* (*If a student has not had previous college level math and/or english)
Have official transcripts from any college attended (including all VCCS schools other than PHCC) sent to the Office of Admissions & Records located in the Walker Building
If interested in applying for financial aid, students will need to contact the Financial Aid Office .
Students interested in the RN or the LPN program should bring a copy of their High School transcript with them when they meet with an advisor.
#1 - Students interested in the RN program need to understand that BIO 231/232 is a graduation requirement & does NOT satisfy the two pre-requisite sciences (Biology & Chemistry) necessary for admission to the program. Biology & Chemistry must be completed with a grade of "C" or better at the time of application. Students are encouraged to bring their high school transcript to the nursing office PRIOR to enrolling in BIO 231.
#2 - Students interested in the Practical Nursing Certificate program need to understand that NAS 150 is a graduation requirement & does NOT satisfy the pre-requisite science necessary for admission to the program.
BOTH THE Associate Degree Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) Certificate require a pre-admission test as part of the admission requirements. This test is administered once or twice a year after application periods specific to each program.
Pre-Admission Testing Practice
- Practical Nursing (LPN) Optional Pre-Admission TEAS test book ISBN #1933107-00-6
A copy is on closed reserve in the LRC or visit the TEAS web page: PN Testing link
- Registered Nursing (RN) Optional Pre-Admission HESI
Admission Review Book 3rd Edition ISBN #978-1455703333 A copy is on closed reserve in
the LRC or visit the HESI web page: RN Testing link
NCLEX-RN & NCLEX-PN Pass Rates are calculated based on the graduate's first testing attempt & reflect the previous semester enrollment.
Health Science Information Links
Transition LPN to RN Advising Spreadsheet
Therapeutic Massage The core massage classes are taught in a 3 semester sequence. The new cycle will begin Fall semester 2015.
Online Resources for Career Information: these websites include information about many different career fields.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Health Careers
- Diving Into Health Careers
- My Next Move
- Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
- America’s Career InfoNet
Generally, you can expect the web content maintained by reputable professional organizations to be reliable. Weddle’s Professional Association Directory provides links to professional associations organized by industry and career field. Professional association websites usually have a career information section or resources for students.
Academic Success and College Transfer
Dean: Greg Hodges (276) 656-0213
Accounting and Bookkeeping: Ronnie Carter (276) 656-0232
Business Administration: Ronnie Carter (276) 656-0232
General Studies: Phyllis Fleming (276) 656-0255
Bronte Miller (276) 656-0339
Eric-Gene Shrewsbury (276) 656-0245
Shawn McAvoy (276) 656-0243
Angela Wright (276) 656-5498
Terry Young (276) 656-0287
Michelle Zollars (276) 0295
General Studies - Human Services: Sharon Gilbert (276) 656-0289
Cheryl Joyce (276) 656-0310
General Studies - Recreation, Parks and Leisure: Terry Young (276) 656-0287
General Studies - Performing Arts: Joyce Staples (276) 656-0304
General Studies - Visual Arts: Gerry Bannan (276) 656-0336
General Studies - Teacher Education Preparation: Tammy Forbes (276) 656-5496
Joyce Staples (276) 656-0304
Chris Wikstrom (276) 656-0253
Developmental Courses (ENF, MTE, MTT): Joyce Divens-Moore (276) 656-5463
Tammy Forbes (276) 656-5496
Bronte Miller (276) 656-0339
April Neblett-Wells (276) 656-0238
Chris Wikstrom (276) 656-0253
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Dean: Steve Branch (276) 656-0211
CADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design): David Dillard (276) 656-0284
Engineering: David Dillard (276) 656-0284
Clerical Studies: Julie Meador (276) 656-0234
Industrial Electronics Technology: Rich Wilcox (276) 656-0279
Information Systems Technology (IST) Game Design and Development, Internet Services, Accounting Information Systems: Marti Phillips (276) 656-0251
Frank Tatum (276) 656-0220
Ronnie Carter (276) 656-0232
Science: Brett Dooley (276) 656-0242
Jason Worley (276) 656-0236
Mark Huntress (276) 656-0333
Administration Support Technology, Spec. Medical Office: Julie Meador (276) 656-0234
Legal Assisting: Julie Meador (276) 656-0234
Patrick County Off-Campus Site: Angie Brown (276) 694-8778
Workforce, Economic and Community Development
Vice President: Rhonda Hodges (276) 656-0256
Apprenticeships: Shelira Morrison (276) 656-5464
Advanced Manufacturing - Performance Films Technology: Brenell Thomas (276) 656-0267
Artisan Center: Kim Buck (276) 656-0343
HOPE (High-Demand Occupational Programs for Employment): Brenell Thomas (276) 565-0267
Fab Lab: Matthew Wade (276) 656-5474
Professional Technologies and Health Sciences
Dean: Jeff Fields (276) 656-0356
Administration of Justice and General Studies Specialization: Pauline Satterfield (276) 656-0291
Agribusiness/Horticulture/Viticulture: John Ayers (276) 656-0335
Automotive Body Technology and Automotive Technology: Robbie Wagner (276) 403-5712
Business Technology Management (Specializations - E-Commerce, Entrepreneurship/Small Business, International Business): John Ayers (276) 656-0335
Building Trades Technology: Mike Bryant (276) 656-0351
Culinary Arts: Bob Koester (276) 656-0318
Early Childhood/Education Assisting: Susan Christian (276) 656-0217
EMS/Paramedic (Emergency Medical Services), Fire Sciences: Kari Whitney (276) 656-0328
Health Sciences (Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA, Pharmacy Tech, Registered Nursing - RN, Therapeutic Massage, Science Pre-BSN): Amy Webster (276) 656-0248
Susan Selman (276) 656-0282
Joe Gravely (276) 656-0298
Linda Wallace (276) 656-0231
Melanie Nelson (276) 656-0294
Debbie Shelton (276) 656-0293
Stephanie Wagoner (276) 656-0330
Tammy Gammons (276) 656-0331
Ashley Dye (276) 656-5473
HVAC: Mike Bryant (276) 656-0351
Industrial Welding: Dwight Bower (276) 656-0252
Motorsports Technology (Arrington): Talmage Thomas (276) 656-0463
Jeff Fields (276) 656-0356
Nurse Aide Training: Joe Gravely (276) 656-0298
Practical Nursing: Melanie Nelson (276) 656-0294
Stephanie Wagoner (276) 656-0330
Amy Webster (276) 0248
Susan Selman (276) 656-0282
School-Age Child Care: Susan Christian (276) 656-0217
Welding: Dwight Bower (276) 656-0252
Randy Smith (276) 656-0269
Wellness: Amy Webster (276) 656-0248
Every 10 years, PHCC must be reaccredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. As part of the reaccreditation process, the college must develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). PHCC chose Critical Thinking as its QEP topic because producing better critical thinkers will promote long-term improvement in student learning
Critical Thinking Resources
Use the links below to learn more about critical thinking, and be sure to look for "CT" in your classes and during student activities and other campus events!
- Critical Thinking in Everyday Life: 9 Strategies
- Developing as Rational Persons: Viewing Our Development in Stages
- How to Study and Learn (Part One)
- How to Study and Learn (Part Two)
- How to Study and Learn (Part Three)
- How to Study and Learn (Part Four)
- The Art of Close Reading (Part One)
- The Art of Close Reading (Part Two)
- The Art of Close Reading (Part Three)
- Looking To The Future With a Critical Eye: A Message for High School Graduates
- Becoming a Critic Of Your Thinking
The Counseling staff assists students in making informed decisions regarding their vocational, educational and personal plans. The PHCC Counselor is also available to assist in a crisis or stressful situation. You may contact Lois Collier at (276) 656-0222 for an appointment. Her office is located in the Walker Fine Arts/Student Center, Admissions and Counseling office, room 237.
The Academic and Student Development Services department is the academic arm of the college.