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Study at Patrick Henry Community College

Patrick Henry College, popularly known as PHCC, is a private, two-year, community college located in Purcellville, Virginia, United States. It was established in the year 1962 as a two-year branch of the University of Virginia's School of General Studies. PHCC is part of the Virginia Community College System. PHCC offers over 30 associate degree programs, more than 10 certificate programs, and over 40 career studies certificate programs in diverse areas.

PHCC's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. PHCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The athletes participate in men's baseball, women's softball, men's basketball, women's basketball, wrestling, and cheerleading. Their official mascot is the Sentinel.

Profile of Patrick Henry Community College

The main campus of Patrick Henry Community College is in Martinsville, VA (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a public school. Patrick Henry Community College offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to engineering technician and therapy and Counselling.

Patrick Henry Community College Selectivity

Patrick Henry Community College admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Patrick Henry Community College had 2, 948 enrolled students. Older students (40+ years old, e. g. ) are welcome and common at the school.

Patrick Henry Community College Programs and Degrees

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Therapy and Counselling98mental and social health services
Liberal Arts96liberal arts and humanities
Nursing and Emergency Medicine61registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Engineering Technician49industrial tech, environmental control tech, electrical/electronic tech, architectural engineering tech, engineering technician, mechanical engineering related tech, industrial production tech
Business and Management37business, MIS
Education and Teaching32special Education
office and Administration23administrative assistant
Security and Law Enforcement20security and protective services
Mechanics and Repair1vehicle maintenance
Medicine1health professions
Media0printing equipment operation

Contact: Patrick Henry Community College

Patrick Henry Community College

645 Patriot Avenue

Martinsville, VA 24112-5311

General Phone: (276) 656-0311

http://www.ph. vccs.edu

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