Franklin, Suffolk, and Smithfield, Virginia. The mission of the institution is to provide diverse learning opportunities for students and the community at large. Educational programs as well as workforce training is an integral part of the college.
One College in Three Locations
Paul D. Camp Community College has three locations, but operates as a single institution. The Franklin campus was established in 1971 on an 80-acre site donated by the Camp heirs. The campus offers a variety of programs including those designed for students whose intentions are to seek a four-year college degree. Other students may elect to go directly into the workforce after earning an associate degree, certificate, or diploma.
The Suffolk location was established in 1995. Mr. Oliver Kermit Hobbs, Sr. donated 8 acres of land where the campus was built. A complete complement of course offerings is also available at the Hobbs campus. Many of the classes are offered in the evenings allowing working people to continue their education. The site is located near major industries and provides training for workers.
A center is maintained by PDCCC at Smithfield. Housed on the second floor of the Smithfield Library, the center serves both college-bound students and also provides occupational training for others. An attraction of this location is the offering of evening classes for those who have already entered the workforce.
Transfer Agreements with Four-Year Colleges.
If your purpose is to pursue a bachelor’s degree, PDCCC has agreements with four-year institutions to facilitate the transferring process. These agreements are with public and private institutions. Holding an associate degree and minimum GPA helps make this an easy transition.
Clubs, Organizations and Programs: The Student Activities Program compliments the academic programs and enhances the overall educational experience of students through their participation in social, cultural, intellectual, recreational, and governance activities. A range of opportunities is available, including membership in the Student Government Association (SGA) and various other student clubs and organizations that promote leadership development, attainment of education and career goals, and the formation of long-lasting friendships.
Degrees & Certificates in Business Administration, Education, General Studies, Science, Administration of Justice, Administrative Support Technology, Early Childhood Development, Industrial Technology, Management, and Nursing.
Distance Education: Courses may also be taken through distance education. An Internet program provides instruction, assignments, discussions, and examinations. An increasing number of students participate in this convenient way of enrolling in classes.
Dual Enrollment: In addition, 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.
Financial Aid: 71% of our curricular students received some type of financial aid in 2014/2015, totaling about $3.1 million. Over 30 local scholarships are available.
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 preparation and exploring career choices.
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Student Population: Over 1,813 full & part-time students attend PDCCC annually.
Technology: PDCCC has over 700 computers and high speed wireless Internet available for student use on its campuses and sites. Students can register, pay for classes, apply for scholarships and receive their grades online.
Tuition: In-State: $144.65 per credit hour. Tuition and fees at PDCCC are less than half of the comparable cost of attending Virginia’s public four-year institutions. For detailed tuition information visit www.pdc.edu/financial-aid/tuition-rates.
Virginia Education Wizard: The Wizard is an online one-stop resource that helps students and their families make informed decisions about college and career. To access the Wizard, go to www.VaWizard.org.
PDCCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Paul D. Camp Community College. The college’s programs are also approved, as required, by the State Board for Community Colleges, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, the State Approving Agency for Veteran’s Administration Assistance, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Virginia State Board of Nursing. Institutional membership is maintained in the American Association of Community Colleges.