For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2012
Primary Media Contact:
Public Relations Specialist
Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) will hold an information session on Saturday, July 14th, on the Middle College program. Middle College is a two-semester program that advances the educational level of adults aged 18 to 24, providing preparation for the GED, the Career Readiness Certificate, and postsecondary education. The program focuses on moving young adults from where they are to where they need to be in order to become successful in college and in the working world. The program is provided at no cost to low-income students who qualify for federal financial aid.
The information session will go from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Corron Community Development Center of the Middletown Campus. During the event, time will be designated for prospective Middle College applicants and other participants to obtain information on the Middle College program and the services of partner agencies (Literacy Volunteers, Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education, Workforce Job Center One-Stop, and LFCC’s Office of Workforce Solutions).
There is no cost for the event. For more information, contact Dr. Judith James, Director of Transition Programs, at (540) 868-4075, [email protected] or go the program’s website www.lfcc.edu/middlecollege .
To enter Middle College, students must meet eligibility requirements and apply to the program in order to be considered. Potential students should not have completed high school or the GED, not be currently enrolled in high school, meet minimum reading and math requirements, and be dedicated to improving their quality of life by committing themselves to the work needed to be done in order to successfully complete Middle College. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2012 with program orientation scheduled for August 15, 2012 and classes beginning on August 20, 2012. Middle College is held at the LFCC Middletown campus.
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.