Deadline for Middle College Applications Is August 12, 2011

For Immediate Release:
July 27, 2011

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) The Middle College at Lord Fairfax Community College has extended its application deadline to August 12th, 2011.  The program focuses on helping students aged 18-24 without a high school credential or GED to be college and career ready. Students who enroll in the program are prepared to successfully complete their GED, acquire a Career Readiness Certificate, and –in the spring 2012 – enroll in two (2) foundational college courses.  All program costs are paid through grants to LFCC.

                In order to qualify for the program, individuals must be between the ages of 18-24 without a high school diploma or GED, meet with the Middle College Adult Career Coach, complete a Middle College application, and demonstrate proficiency at the 9th grade level in Reading and Math on the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE).  For more information, prospective applicants should immediately contact:

Doug Cumbia

Middle College Adult Career Coach

(540) 868-723

dcumbia@lfcc.edu

OR

Judith R. James, Ed.D

Director, Office of Transition Programs

(540) 868-4075

judithjames@lfcc.edu

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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.

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