Some junior colleges in Virginia include Thomas Nelson Community College, Tidewater Community College and Paul D. Camp Community College. These colleges offer students a variety of associate's degrees.
Founded in 1967, Thomas Nelson Community College serves York and James City counties as well as the cities of Williamsburg, Hampton and Newport News. The junior college offers associate's degrees in programs such as theater, business administration, engineering, computer science and information technology, as well as developmental courses and industrial training programs. The institution offers certificate programs in areas such as accounting, cyber security and youth development.
Tidewater Community College, founded in 1968, is the 17th largest associate's degree producer in the country. The college serves the South Hampton Roads area of Virginia and has 11 accredited programs including business, engineering, natural sciences and nursing. The college also houses a regional visual arts center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a performing arts center in downtown Norfolk.
Founded in 1971, Paul D. Camp Community College serves the towns of Franklin, Suffolk and Smithfield. The junior college provides education towards associate's degrees, certificates, non-credit and credit workforce services, and special interest classes. The associate's degrees offered include education, business administration, early childhood development and nursing. Certificate programs include clerical studies, general education and early childhood development.