For Immediate Release:
November 29, 2010
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Middletown, VA – Students at Lord Fairfax Community College now have more options for a smooth transition to a Bachelor’s Degree because of recently signed agreements between the College and two Virginia universities. First, graduates of LFCC’s nursing program who have earned the Registered Nurse license and meets required criteria could complete a Bachelors of Science in Nursing with James Madison University in three semesters going full-time and in five semesters going part-time. Second, students with a 2.0 GPA and at least a C average in all transfer classes will be by Virginia International University (VIU) in Fairfax, VA at junior standing. VIU offers degree programs in computer science and business management fields.
“These two new agreements provide even more options for our students,” stated Brenda Byard, Associate Dean of Business and Technologies for LFCC’s Middletown Campus. “It is important that current and potential students are aware how their work at LFCC can transfer for a more advanced degree, should they desire it.”
LFCC currently had articulation agreements with 47 colleges and universities in Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. These agreements assist students with ease of transition between LFCC and four-year institutions such as Shenandoah University, Shepherd University, George Mason University, James Madison University, Art Institute of Washington, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, Bluefield College, and Christopher Newport University.
Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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 Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.