For Immediate Release:
May 24, 2012
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Students can now obtain an Associate Degree in two years without leaving Page County. Beginning in the Fall semester of 2012, Lord Fairfax Community College’s Luray-Page County Center will implement a pilot weekend program that focuses on courses leading to an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree. This degree can be used to obtain a bachelor’s degree through transfer to a four-year college or for career advancement. Classes will be held on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Additionally, the Luray-Page County Center will host courses through Old Dominion University (ODU) beginning with Fall 2012. The ODU Program provides online, distance learning courses leading towards a bachelor’s degree. LFCC already hosts ODU facilities at the Middletown and Fauquier campuses.
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.