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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

The Counseling staff assists students in making informed decisions regarding their vocational, educational and personal plans. You may contact Travis Tisdale at (276) 656-0311 for an appointment. His office is located in the Walker Fine Arts/Student Center, Center for New Students, Room 228.

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

The testing is administered in the New Student Center in the Walker Fine Arts Building and at the PHCC off-campus site in Patrick County (Stuart).

Hours for the Placement Test on the main campus are:
Fall and Spring semesters: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Saturday, testing begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Summer Session: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Breaks between semesters:  Monday- Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

To make arrangements to take the Placement Test at the Patrick County Site, call (276) 694-8778 or email 

  • Bring your PHCC Student ID # (EMPLID)… required to take the test.
  • Due to new testing guidelines, a VALID Government issued Photo I.D. must be presented at time of test. ( DMV issued License, Learners Permit, or Photo ID, Passport, or Military ID)
  • No appointment required. Tests are administered on a first-come first-served walk-in basis. Seating is limited. 
  • There is no fee to take the placement test.
  • The test is untimed, but generally it takes an average of two hours to complete each of two portions of the test. You may only take one portion (English or math) on any given day and must return on another day to take the other.

A planned assessment program acquaints students with a general knowledge of their academic strengths and weaknesses. Students entering any degree, diploma, or certificate program are required to take the college placement test and are encouraged to do this as early as possible.

Students must take these tests before enrolling in many courses such as mathematics, English, accounting, psychology, sociology, history, many computer classes, economics, biology courses, etc. Tests are administered in the Integrated Advising, Testing, and Career Center and at off-campus locations.

Test results are carefully interpreted and discussed with each student and are used only for counselling and placement and do not affect college admission. Students who need developmental work to obtain appropriate skills and competencies will be advised of the requirements and availability of these courses. If you are a student with special needs, please contact Scott Guebert at in Student Support Services

The Placement Test is a comprehensive, computer-adaptive testing system that helps place students into appropriate courses and maximizes the information postsecondary schools need to ensure student success. This test offers placement in writing and mathematics. This allows us to better assist students in the areas of advising, course placement, and retention services.


Academic records shall be retained either on paper copy or electronically for permanent, three-year, and one-year periods at least as indicated below.

  • Permanent Retention - from date of student graduation or transfer from the college. Student Permanent Record - The record is retained electronically and the original may be destroyed afterward.
  • Three-Year Retention- from the date of student graduation or withdrawal from the college. These documents, which generally comprise the Student Admissions files, shall not be microfilmed.
    1. Application forms (Matriculated students)
    2. Letter(s) of acceptance
    3. Relevant admission correspondence
    4. Transcripts - other colleges
    5. Transcripts - high schools
    6. Immigration and Naturalization Service forms
    7. Advanced Placement information
    8. Readmission forms
    9. Withdrawal from college forms
    10. Residency classification forms
    11. Requests and disclosures of information (only transactions without student's permission)
  • Three-Year Retention- From date of origination. These documents shall not be microfilmed.
    1. Registration/Identification forms (hard copy)
    2. Add/Drop forms (hard copy)
    3. Withdrawal from class forms (hard copy)
    4. Faculty grade reports (Registrar's copy)
    5. Educational placement tests results
  • One-Year Retention- From date of origination. These documents shall not be microfilmed.
    1. Transcript request forms
    2. Graduation request forms
    3. Application forms (Non-matriculated students)
    4. Change of Grade forms
    5. Curriculum acceptance/change forms
    6. Graduation certifications
    7. Graduation checklists
    8. Name change requests and authorizations

Disposal/destruction of original records will be done by shredding, burning, pulping, or any combination thereof. The Student Permanent Record shall be the only official document of a student's academic history and for records reconciliation.


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.