Guiding Students From High School Through College

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – According to the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), 26 percent of students entering the ninth grade in Virginia do not receive their high school diploma within four years, and 60 percent of these same students do not continue on to postsecondary education. In an effort to decrease these statistics, the […]

Making a Difference, One Student at a Time

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Marie Rutz always has an open door, a bowl of chocolates and a listening ear for any student at James Wood High School who wants to talk about their future. As a Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) career coach, Rutz spends three days a week at James Wood High School […]

what's next

What’s Next?

What’s Next? Congratulations on completing your GED or English Language program! Now What? That can be a tough question for some people! Find your right fit by exploring these resources: Explore what careers might be a good fit for you by taking the Virginia Education Wizard Interest, Values and Skills Assessment. The US Department of […]

Office Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies

  The following is a description of current program requirements. Students who enrolled previously should consult the catalog for the year in which they began the program, and/or their advisor. Area Office Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies Certificate Length Three semesters (one-year) program* Purpose With an increasing demand for paralegals and office legal assistants in professional offices, […]

LFCC to Offer Career Readiness Certificate as Part of a Greater Effort by Virginia to Document Citizens Employability Skills

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Beginning in January 2009, the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) is partnering with the Commonwealth of Virginia to offer a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) to individuals who desire a skills assessment credential. As part of the VCCS, Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education is […]


Nurse Aide Program

Start your career ladder in nursing by taking an entry-level healthcare class as a Nurse Aide. Your future job duties would include basic patient care, vital signs, bathing, and feeding for patients of all ages. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) […]

Keith Davis

Ready to embark on a new career, Warren County High School graduate Keith Davis turned to Lord Fairfax Workforce Solutions to get fast-track training. He enrolled in the Phlebotomy Technician Fast Track Career Training Program. Graduates of the certification program are qualified to draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations or research. Now living in Winchester, […]

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Winchester man trades up, gets statewide recognition thanks to LFCC

For many people, learning that their workplace of 23 years is closing would be devastating. But, for Winchester resident Ed Breeden it was the chance to reinvent himself and to earn a much better living. A general laborer at a metal recycling plant, Breeden reached out to LFCC when his boss told employees the business […]

First PluggedIn Virginia Cohort Bodes Well at LFCC: All students earned National Certification as Certified Medical Administrative Assistants

 Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) received a $50,000 PluggedIn Virginia grant earlier this year.  The award made it possible to create a new program, PluggedIn Virginia (PIVA), to help students simultaneously complete their GED or increase basic skills (for high school graduates) while completing a Career Studies Certificate and earning a national certification.   The […]