By enrolling in a curriculum (program of study), you may earn an associate degree, certificate or career studies certificate from Patrick Henry Community College. You may also take classes without enrolling in a curriculum.
Associate Degree Programs: PHCC awards associate degrees in arts and sciences (AA&S) and in applied science (AAS).
Associate in Arts and Science degrees provide the first two years of instruction in major fields that prepare you for transfer to colleges and universities to complete a baccalaureate degree. If you plan to transfer, you should investigate that college's or university's requirements.
Associate in Applied Science degrees provide knowledge and skills leading to employment in specialized fields.
Diploma Programs: The college may offer two-year diploma programs designed to prepare the student for employment immediately after completion of the program.
Certificate Programs: Certificate programs are less than two years in length with a major in an occupational area; career studies certificates 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 part-time, day or night basis for students who are already employed.
Special Notes: You may be required to take developmental courses if your Placemet Test scores indicate you need to improve basic skills before taking college-level classes.
All students who plan to earn an associate degree, and students enrolled in certain certificate programs, are required to complete courses that teach computer competency.
Computer Competent Requirement: PHCC believes that all students should experience a teaching-learning environment that espouses computer and information literacy in accessing electronic resources and applying knowledge through technology. PHCC endorses the principle of computer competency for all students intent on completing a curriculum in excess of 45 semester credits. A computer competent student will be able to:
1. demonstrate a working knowledge of computing concepts, components, and operations to accomplish educational and career tasks.
2. use appropriate components of an integrated productivity software package involving word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and communication applications.
3. access, retrieve, assess, and apply networked information resources (e.g., on-line catalogs, virtual libraries, the internet and world wide web).
4. use telecommunication software (e.g., electronic mail, listservs, bulletin boards, and newsgroups) to communicate with faculty, students and information providers.
In accordance with the Family Rights & Privacy Act of 1974, a student’s academic record can only be released upon written authorization by the student. By law, the request must include the student’s signature and date.
PLEASE BE ADVISED:
All transcript orders are processed within 1-2 business days. During peak times (such as the end of each semester and graduation), this time will most likely be extended.
Please be aware that our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Request made over the weekend will not be processed until the following Monday.
PHCC does not impose a fee to mail a transcript.
Official transcripts will be released only when the student has met all of their financial obligations to the college.
Transcripts can be requested using the following methods:
Option 1 (preferred): Request and have your transcripts sent “electronically” by visiting Parchment - fastest & most secure method with processing times of 24 hours ($3.00 fee payable on site).
Option 2: Request your transcript through your student account. Log in, click SIS: student information system link, click Academic Records, click Request official transcript. Allow 1-2 days for processing and mailing.
Option 3: Request your official transcript by completing the transcript request form. Print and complete the form, then mail or fax to the Transcripts Office. Allow 1- 2 business days for processing and mailing.
Option 4: Request your official transcript in person. The transcript office is located in the Walker Fine Arts building, room 235. Please call 276-656-0225 if you plan to use this option.
The Records Office strongly encourages students who have attended within the last three years to print their own unofficial transcripts through their Student Service Center. Students who have not attended in the last three year should use the transcript request form.
Due to the magnitude of transcript requests received, the Records Office does not provide notification when transcripts are processed. However, Option 1 provides email notifications once transcripts have been processed, available for download and received if an email was provided during initial account set-up.
For additional questions or concerns in reference to transcripts, please contact Vickie Riddle in the Transcript Office at 276-656-0225 or .