About Paul D. Camp Community College
Opened in 1971, Paul D. Camp Community College is a public two-year educational institution with campuses in Franklin and Suffolk, and a Center in Smithfield, VA. With the mission of providing diverse learning opportunities to enhance the quality of life for students and the community, the College offers a wide array of educational opportunities and workforce training.
- Admissions Agreements: Through guaranteed admissions agreements, PDCCC students with an associate’s degree and a minimum GPA can seamlessly transfer to more than 20 four-year colleges and universities in the state.
- Campuses and Sites: Franklin Campus, 100 North College Drive, Franklin, VA 23851; 757-569-6700; Hobbs Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road, Suffolk, VA 23434; 757-925-6300; Smithfield Center, 253 James Street, Smithfield, VA 23430; 757-925-6340.
- Career Development Center: The goal of the Paul D. Camp Community College Career Development Center is to support and guide students through career discovery to employment. This work is accomplished through a broad array of programs and services that focus on students’ individual needs, empowering them to make informed career and educational decisions. Activities of the Career Development Center include: assisting students in exploring careers and college programs; locating internships; helping students and alumni prepare for job searches and successful interviews; creating/critiquing resumes; free workshops; and free suits for interviews; creating/critiquing resumes; free workshops; and free suits for interviews.
- Clubs, Organizations and Programs: Faith Unleashed in Everyday Life (FUEL); Literary Club; Nursing Student Association; Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; the Science Club; Student Ambassadors program; Student Government Association; Student Support Services program; and the Upward Bound program.
- Degrees & Certificates: Associate degree programs in Business Administration, Education, General Studies, Science, Administration of Justice, Administrative Support Technology, Early Childhood Development, Industrial Technology, Management, and Nursing. PDCCC also offers four one-year certificates and 30 career studies certificates that can be earned in less than one year.
- Distance Education: PDCCC uses the Blackboard course management system to host instruction, assignments, discussions, and tests. About one-third of students are enrolled at some level in distance education courses.
- Dual Enrollment: In addition to day and evening classes, credit and non-credit workforce services and training, dual-enrollment classes are offered in area high schools. Dual enrollment allows qualified high school students to enroll in college coursework while still in high school. Students enrolled in these courses may earn both high school and college credit simultaneously.
- Economic Impact: PDCCC is the fifth largest employer in the city of Franklin. *The college has a budget of over $10 million. *Source: Franklin Southampton Economic Development Inc. from 2009 Virginia Employment Commission data.
- Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/pdccc
- Faculty, Staff and Administration: Approximately 174 full- and part-time faculty and staff are employed.
- Financial Aid: More than 72 percent of our curricular students received some type of fi nancial aid in 2011/2012, totaling about $4.3 million. Over 30 local scholarships are available.
- Founded: 1970; Franklin Campus opened: 1971; Hobbs Suffolk Campus: 1995; Smithfi eld Center: 1993; Regional Workforce Development Center, Franklin: 2002.
- High School Career Coaches: Paul D. Camp Community College maintains a team of career coaches assigned to the high schools in our service area. The coaches assist students and their parents with college preparations and exploring career choices.
- Online Tools: PDCCC promotes registration with the VCCS Virginia Education Wizard, an online one-stop resource that helps students and their families make informed decisions about college and career choices. To access online tools, go to www.VaWizard.org.
- President: Paul Wm. Conco, Ph.D.
- Students: Over 2,600 full- and part-time students attend PDCCC each year. Full-Time: 32%; Part-Time: 68%; Males: 37%; Females: 63%; Students older than 24: 46%.
- Technology: PDCCC has more than 300 computers available for student use on its campuses and sites, including its workforce development centers. Wireless Internet is available at all locations; students can register, pay for classes and receive their grades online.
- Tuition: In-State: $132.15 per credit hour. Tuition and fees at PDCCC are less than half of the comparable cost of attending Virginia’s public four-year institutions.
- Website: www.pdc.edu
- Workforce Development: Training and Workforce services are available at the college’s Regional Workforce Development Center on the Franklin Campus, the City of Suffolk Workforce Development Center, Hobbs Suffolk Campus and the PDCCC Smithfield Center.
Accredited by State Board for Community Colleges; State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; State Approving Agency for Veteran’s Administration Assistance; U.S. Offi ce of Education; and the Virginia State Board of Nursing. Institutional membership is maintained in the American Association of Community Colleges.