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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 - Media Design and Production: Gerry Bannan (276) 656-0336
General Studies - Music: 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) 656-0227
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

Administrative Support Technology: Sandra Phillips (276) 656-0321
Julie Meador (276) 656-0234
CADD (Computer Aided Drafting and Design): David Dillard (276) 656-0284  
Engineering: David Dillard (276) 656-0284
Clerical Studies: Julie Meador (276) 656-0234
General Studies Specialization - Medical Science: Frances Moore (276) 656-0233  
Industrial Electronics Technology: Daniel Edwards (276) 656-0266
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
Nancy Phillips (276) 656-0237
Science: Brett Dooley (276) 656-0242  
Jason Worley (276) 656-0236  
Mark Huntress (276) 656-0333
Kelly Proffitt (276) 656-0345
Matthew Dittler (276) 656-0357
Jason Lachowicz (276) 656-0254
Nancy Phillips (276) 656-0237
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 

Advanced Manufacturing - Performance Films Technology: David Dillard (276) 656-0284  
Continuing Education/motorcycle/Dance/Visual Arts/Culinary: Amy Reed (276) 656-0418
HOPE (High-Demand Occupational Programs for Employment): Kathy Whittle-Davis (276) 565-0348
Fab Lab: Matthew Wade (276) 656-5474
Programs/Testing Leading to a Job: Krystle Marler (276) 656-0260


Professional Technologies and Health Sciences
Dean: Jeff Fields (276) 656-0356

Administration of Justice and General Studies Specialization: Pauline Satterfield (276) 656-0291  
Jeff Fields  (276) 656-0356  
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 & Hospitality: Bob Koester (276) 656-0318
Early Childhood/Education Assisting: Kristin Dulaney (276)
EMS/Paramedic (Emergency Medical Services): Ashley Dye (276) 656-5473
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
Randy Smith (276) 656-0269
Motorsports Technology (Arrington): Talmage Thomas (276) 656-0298
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: Kristin Dulaney (276)
Welding: Dwight Bower (276) 656-0252
Randy Smith (276) 656-0269

An application for admission MUST be on file in the Admissions Office prior to taking the placement test.

The Placement Test is a comprehensive, computer-adaptive testing system that helps place students into appropriate courses and maximizes the information colleges need to ensure student success. This test offers placement in writing and mathematics. 

Hours for the placement test on the main campus (Walker 228) are:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

To make arrangements at the Patrick County Site, call (276) 694-8778 or email .

Students wanting to register for classes should not do so without first speaking to an academic advisor. Not meeting with one before registering could result in registering for an incorrect class and/or being charged for a class that isn't covered by financial aid. After meeting with an academic advisor, follow the instructions below:


Login to "myPHCC LOGIN" (located at the top of the home page)

Click "VCCS SIS:Student Information System"

Search for a Class...

  1.  Self Service -> Enrollment -> Class Search/Browse Catalog
  2.  Select the Institution and Term that you want to search for classes
  3.  Select Go
  4. Enter the course prefix in the Course Subject box and the course number ( i.e. ENG 111) and Search

Add Classes

  1. Self Service ->Enrollment ->Enrollment: Add Classes
  2. Enter the class number (example 22079) or Search for Class to view the Schedule of Classes.
  3. After entering all class numbers, proceed to Steps 2 of 3
  4. Check the classes that you entered and if correct Finish Enrolling
  5. View results of all classes added; a green check indicates you successfully enrolled, a red "X" indicates you are unable to add this class.

Drop Classes

  1. Self Service -> Enrollment: Drop Classes
  2. Select the classes that you wish to drop.
  3. Select Drop Selected Classes
  4. Confirm your selection and then Finish Dropping
  5. View your results and then view My Class Schedule, you may also print your schedule
  6. If you drop a class after the last day to withdraw, the grade automatically becomes an "F"
  7. If you drop a class after the last date to add but before the last day to withdraw, you receive a "W"
  8. Be sure to verify whether your grade is "W" or "F" and refer questions to the Registrar's Office

Make a Credit Card Payment

  1. Self Service -> Student Center
  2. If unable to see your account balance, under the Personal Information section select User Preferences from the Student Center page, select Patrick Henry Community College and SAVE

To make a payment: select Make a Payment

  How to use QuikPay

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Associate Degree Programs: PHCC awards associate degrees in arts and sciences and in applied science. Associate of Arts and Science (AA&S) degrees provide the first two years of instruction in major fields that prepare students for transfer to colleges and universities to complete baccalaureate degrees. Students are encouraged to investigate the requirements of the institution to which transfer is anticipated. Associate of Applied Science degrees (AAS) provide knowledge and skills leading to employment in specialized fields.

Certificate Programs: Certificate programs (CERT) are less than two years in length with a major in an occupational area; career studies certificates (CSC) require less than a full year of study in an occupational area. Certificate programs differ from associate degree programs because they are presented at a different educational level and are developed in response to employment needs identified by local curriculum advisory committees. Several of these programs are offered on a parttime, day or night basis for students who are already employed.

Career Studies Certificate Programs: Many students seek postsecondary career programs of study that are less than the conventional one-or two-year programs. The Career Studies Certificate (CSC) program is a response to the needs of many adults within PHCC’s service region and is intended to represent the minimum amount of college course work needed in these fields of study. Each of the program options is designed as a distinct “mini-curriculum” within a broader range of adult educational possibilities. Career Studies Certificates vary in length and normally amount to the minimum equivalent of one semester of full-time community college work and not more than the equivalent of a year (9-29) credits.

Admission Requirements: Unless special admission requirements are noted under program information, students must meet the general admission requirements established by the college. Students who are not college ready in English or mathematics may be required to complete appropriate developmental education courses.

Other Information: Students planning ahead for transfer curriculums will find it most helpful to have completed college preparatory curriculum courses in high school in areas such as English, mathematics (two units of algebra and one of plane geometry), laboratory science, social studies, and foreign language.

Transfer Information: Any student who plans to transfer should become familiar with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which the student is considering transfer and also consult the assigned academic advisor before planning a program of study. In order to prepare for junior class standing at a four-year college or university, the student must complete a program that is comparable in length and course content to the first two years of the program at the four-year institution.

Advisors have access to transfer guides from many institutions to assist in selection of courses. Every institution has unique requirements, so the student should investigate the programs of each institution under consideration for transfer. Students should be particularly careful to select electives that correspond to requirements of the transfer institution.

Curriculum Requirements: Students must successfully complete all of the requirements (general education and program requirements) listed under the program information to be awarded the specified credential (associate degree, certificate, or career studies certificate) for that program.

Advising Sheet Suggested Schedules: Courses in advising sheets are displayed under the semester in which the courses are regularly offered. It is possible that a course shown on the schedule for a particular semester may not be offered due to low enrollment or other factors.

Awarding of Degrees and Credentials: Students intending to receive a degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate should submit an “Application to Graduate” to the Registrar’s office. Degrees and credentials may be automatically awarded to students who successfully meet the requirements for a credential, award, or degree. An award opt out form is available in the Office of the Registrar for students who do not want the award assigned to their academic record.

Graduation Requirements: In order to meet Patrick Henry Community College graduation requirements, all associatesdegree students must complete Virginia Community College Core Competency testing. Testing is an ongoing process and will be primarily administered during the capstone course (or other designated course) associated with a given degree. Please see the program advisor to determine and schedule appropriate times to complete Core Competency testing.


Transferring to PHCC

Students transferring to PHCC should contact the Center for New Students for academic advising and registration in Walker Fine Arts/Student Center Room 228; 276-656-0311.


Credits from similarly accredited institutions are usually accepted. Credits earned at institutions not accredited can be evaluated for possible transfer based on information such as course content, texts, evaluation methods, and faculty credentials. Students must submit an official transcript from previous institutions for evaluation. No credit is given for courses with grades lower than a ”C.” 


Students with educational credentials from foreign countries must have a credit evaluation provided to the admissions office from a college-approved foreign credential evaluation service. 



Transferring from PHCC

Many Virginia colleges and universities have articulation agreements which guarantees admission for graduates from PHCC or another Virginia community college with an associate degree and a minimum grade point average. To learn more, visit the Virginia Community College System website. Students planning to transfer from PHCC should work with their PHCC academic advisor to create a seamless transition to the four year school of their choice.

The Virginia Education Wizard helps students explore careers, find college majors that match career interests, estimate and compare college costs, find and apply for financial aid and scholarships, and plan their transfer from community colleges to four‐year institutions.

Students wishing to transfer to a school that does not have an articulation agreement or before earning an associate degree should visit the specific institutions website and view their Transfer Guide to compare courses taken at the community college to those which are given credit at the receiving institutions. These guides are updated frequently by the 4-year schools, and should be referred to often to verify the accuracy and equivalencies of a particular course. 

Several trips are planned for students to tour campuses throughout the year, typically in October and April. For more information, contact Jennifer Hollyfield (276-656-0306; ).



School representatives visiting PHCC

July 21, 2016
Mary Baldwin College; 10 a.m. - 12 noon; West Hall Lobby