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Student Services

Patrick Henry Community College provides the following services to our distance learning students as well as our traditional students.

Integrated Advising, Testing, & Career Center (IATCC) - located at the Walker Fine Arts/Student Center in Room 228. The IATCC offers a variety of services including:

  • Advising
  • Placement Testing
  • Career Counseling
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Job Skills Assistance Seminars

Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm;
Additional times available by appointment.

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LRC Live: this service that enables you & a reference staff member in the VCCS to chat online, in real-time. You can also allow the reference staff to share web pages and other helpful materials to assist you with your research, collaboratively and interactively. At the end of each session, you will receive a transcript of the entire session, including links to web pages, provided you enter a valid e-mail address when signing on. More information about LRC Live.

Smarthinking provides live academic help from real people (qualified professionals) when you need it, how you need it, from people you can trust. Smarthinking is accessed from your student BlackBoard account.

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Writing Center Page

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.

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the starting point for applying for these funds. The information you provide on the FAFSA is calculated by the Department of Education to determine your family's financial strength to pay for educational cost (Expected Family Contribution or EFC). The EFC is subtracted from the cost of attendance; the result is your financial need. Step by step instructions to Complete the FAFSA. YouTube also has some videos to help  you complete the FAFSA.

See the links below for:

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Phone Number: (276) 656-0317
Fax Number: (276) 632-0189

Please note that during periods of registration our office strives to assist all who come by our office or contact us by phone. It is during these peak periods that we ask for your assistance if you are trying to reach our office by phone.  If you are unable to reach us, we ask that you leave a message, your student ID, and a return number. Return calls are generally made within two days.

Questions/Concerns:  find just the right financial aid person

  • Rosemary Bowers - Veteran Educational Benefits, Scholarships, and Work-Study
  • Penny Stultz - Trade Act, Application process, forms, waivers, and consortiums
  • Cindy Keller - (Financial Aid Coordinator) - Financial Aid suspension/reinstatement

Important: Guaranteed Award Notification 
The Financial Aid Office has established a June 1 guaranteed award notification for submitting required documentation to the Financial Aid Office for the beginning of each academic year. All students meeting the June 1 date will be processed for aid in time for Fall registration in August. Financial Aid Applications received after June 1 will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis; however, the applications may not be processed in time to receive aid for tuition payment for the Fall registration date.

**Note: Applicants are encouraged to monitor their account online at myPHCC to determine their award package.

Award Notification Letters:
Students who are awarded grant funds will need to review the link below.  This link will provide the Satisfactory Academic Policy requirements to continue receiving grant funds, the levels of Pell funds according to enrollment (full-time/half-time/less than half), and will cover the specific requirements for each grant.  Please review financial aid award package information before contacting the Financial Aid Office with your award questions.

Search for Scholarships
Career One-Stop: Scholarship Search
Military and/or their Families: Scholarships

Student Forms:

  1. 2013-14 Verification Form for Dependent Student
  2. 2013-14 Verification Form for Independent Student
  3. 2013-14 Child Support Verification
  4. 2013-14 SNAP Verification
  5. 2014-15 Student Financial Aid Verification Form for Dependent Student
  6. 2014-15 Student Financial Aid Verification Form for Independent Student
  7. 2014-15 Verification form for Child Support paid.
  8. 2014-15 Verification form for SNAP benefits
  9. Prior Degree form
  10. Untaxed Income Verification form
  11. Verification form for High School completion
  12. Statement of Support for Independent Students
  13. Statement of Support for Dependent Students
  14. Workstudy Application 2013-2014

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Mission Statement: To create positive peer culture, facilitate maximum learning and retain and support program participants through high school graduation and assist them in entering college.

The PHCC Upward Bound Program is funded through a Federal Grant of $250,000 per year. The grant is from the US Department of Education under Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act - Title IV: TRIO Programs - Upward Bound. This program is authorized to serve 60 students in specific target schools in the city of Martinsville and the counties of Henry and Patrick.

The Upward Bound project provides year-round educational intervention programs including weekly after-school meetings, college visitations, cultural activities, and the mandated six-weeks summer program for all participants.

There are no participation costs for selected students. Students are expected to maintain a 2.5 grade point average and complete a minimum of two consecutive Summers on the PHCC campus.

Upward Bound Academic Year: During the school year, advisors and tutors will be in contact with participants, teachers, counselors, and parents. Several counseling visits will be conducted with participants at local high schools.

  • Improve English & Math skills
  • Complete college applications
  • Prepare for college entrance exams
  • Gain information about educational opportunities
  • Visit local colleges
  • Fill out college financial aid forms

Upward Bound Summer: Sixty qualified applicants will be chosen as Upward Bound participants and will be invited to attend a six week Summer Institute at PHCC where they will:

  • Take academic classes at Patrick Henry Community College
  • Participate in career exploration
  • Enroll in stimulating electives such as second language, computers, lab science, and study skills
  • Gain exposure through cultural activities, field trips, and college visits

Stipends: Students receive a monthly stipend based on their participation in activities as both an incentive and as recognition of their committed involvement in Upward Bound.

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Who may apply to Upward Bound? Enrollment in the program is limited to 60 students who meet the following requirements:

  • Student must be in 9th, or 10th grade at the time of application
  • Student must attend Martinsville HS, a Henry County HS, or Patrick County HS
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or national or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Student must show the potential and motivation to be successful in education beyond high school by having at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average
  • Students' family income does not exceed guidelines established by the federal government and or/
  • Student's parent(s) have not earned a bachelor's degree.

How to apply? Interested students may acquire an "Application of Interest" in one of three ways. The Application of Interest will help determine eligibility to participate in the program. Once a student is determined to be eligible, a full application packet will be mailed.

  • Download and print the application.
  • Contact Upward Bound at PHCC in the Walker Fine Arts Student Center
  • Contact your high school guidance counselor



Thank you for allowing Patrick Henry Community College to assist you during this training period. This flow chart is to serve as a guide to assist you prior to registration and enrollment into training here at PHCC.

As a dislocated worker that is trade impacted, you will need to be co-enrolled with both the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Trade Adjustment Assistance (VEC) programs before PHCC can enroll you into training. There are certain steps that you will need to follow and they are outlined below.

Please Follow This Flow Chart When Determining Your Next Steps.


Have you filed a Trade Act Claim through the Virginia Employment Commission, and received by mail an Entitlement Determination (VEC Form ETA 8-57)? If not, call (276) 634-3600 for an appointment. This letter will explain if you are or are not entitled to training. Continue to next step.


Have you registered & enrolled into the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program at your local Workforce Center, and have taken the assessment tests (CareerScope and TABE)? Make sure you have kept all appointments with them.  If not, call (276) 634-3600 for an appointment. When you have completed these entire requirements, Continue to the next step.


You will then need to meet with a Trade Act Representative from the VEC local office to discuss your training options. If it is determined that training is needed, your TRA representative will, in consultation with you, identify a program of study and indicate that program on the Cost Estimate Sheet, and give you a VEC Training Cost Estimate form to bring to PHCC to have completed on your program of interest. Continue to the next step.


Apply for admission to PHCC. Although it may be more convenient to utilize the on-line application, you are encouraged to come into the Admissions Office and complete the application. Since, at this point, you have not been approved for training and you must indicate a curriculum on the Application for Admission, you should initiate a Student Information Change Form immediately to reflect the program of study on the VEC Form 8-58, once it is received. After the Application for Admission is processed, you will receive your EMPL ID (student ID#). Your EMPL ID is required to take the Placement Test (placement test), which is scheduled regularly. Results of the Placement are needed to complete the Cost Estimate. (Please allow 1-2 weeks for this process!) Students are strongly encouraged to apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA) at this time. WIA students are required to submit the FAFSA. Continue to the next step.


To respect everyone’s time and responsibilities, YOU MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT with a PHCC representative by calling (276) 656-5480 to complete the Cost Estimate Sheet(s) (within 6 weeks prior to first day of classes). You may need to see your advisor before scheduling an appointment for a Cost Estimate if you are interested in one of the following programs of study:

  • Automotive Body – Robert Wagoner (656-0269)
  • Automotive Engines – Ed Anthony (403-5790)
  • CADD (Computer Aided Drafting & Design) – Lloyd Cannaday (656-0265)
  • Culinary – Rhonda Hodges (656-0256)
  • Electricity/Electronics – George Smith (656-0266) – Rich Wilcox (656-0279)
  • Heating and Air – Mike Bryant (656-0351)
  • Human Services – Cheryl Joyce (656-0310)
  • LPN or RN – Must be accepted into the program before Trade Act will pay. Call 656-0297 for an appointment before getting a Cost Estimate.
  • Motorsports – Talmage Thomas (638-8777, ext. 0463)
  • Nurse Aid (CNA) – Joe Gravely (656-0298) or Nursing Department (656-0297)
  • Welding – Dwight Bower (656-0252)
  • Health Sciences students (CNA, Pharmacy Tech., Massage Therapy, LPN, RN) should check for advising dates and other information on the Health Sciences page. You will need to submit your high school transcript, GED, or any other college transcript(s).

Continue to the next step.


Please return the Training Cost Estimate Form to the VEC with the following: a list of all required tools, supplies, and uniforms with their costs; one copy of the curriculum and one copy of the Placement Test results. The PHCC representative will then complete the rest of the training enrollment process with you through the Trade Act program. Continue to the next step.


After you have completed all of the previous steps in order, the VEC Trade Act case manager will give you a completed copy of VEC Form 8-58. You will need to give one (1) copy of this form to WIA and PHCC. Return to PHCC to finish your registration process and enroll into classes. Your VEC Form 8-58 serves as your contract between PHCC and the VEC, so bring this form with you to the PHCC Financial Aid office.